Charles Moriyama oral history interview, part 2 of 2, February 23, 2011


Dublin Core


Moriyama describes his military duties during occupation. He explains the attitudes of civilians during the occupation. He describes what he did during his leisure time. He discusses his friendship with a Japanese family. He shares his other memories of Mishima, Japan. He talks about the extent to which he did miscellaneous travel. He briefly talks about democratization. He describes his return to Hawaii and his college studies. He discusses his wife. He talks about his employment after World War Two, including his work for the treasury department. He talks about re-enlisting. He describes being a part of the 1980 Japanese Self Defense Service. He explains why he re-enlisted. He reflects on his military service. Moriyama talks about the extent to which he shared his military stories. He discusses his participation in veterans organizations. He describes the service of Japanese American soldiers. He talks about his life on the East Coast. He explains the keys to a successful military occupation. He briefly talks about small revolts during occupation. He discusses the changes in Japan after the Korean War. He shares his hopes for the future. He talks about his life while living in Danville, California. He describes his life in Hawaii. He discusses Dan Inouye and the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1925 Jul 16

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service





Moriyama, Charles: narrator et al., “Charles Moriyama oral history interview, part 2 of 2, February 23, 2011,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024,