Isao James Doi oral history interview, part 1 of 2, October 20, 2010

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Description

Doi discusses corresponding with his wife while he was in Japan; talks about his first impressions of Japan; and discusses some of his experiences with Japanese citizens. He then talks about his involvement with the Civil Information and Education Division (CIE); discusses his high school valedictorian speech; and talks about his assignment as part of the newspaper division of CIE. Next, Doi discusses the barter system in Japan; discusses a CIE lieutenant and mentors; talks about his brother-in-law’s military service; and discusses his friendships while in Japan. Doi also talks about the Purge in occupied Japan; and discusses his childhood including talking about his parents, school, and how being bilingual during high school helped prepare him for his future work in CIE. Lastly, Doi discuses African American soldiers; and talks about loyalty to the United States.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:09

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1026A_01_Doi

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1026A-Doi-James-1.m4v

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Doi, Isao: narrator et al., “Isao James Doi oral history interview, part 1 of 2, October 20, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052507.