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William Yoshimi Hamada oral history interview, part 3 of 3, April 7, 2007
Hamada discusses taking a loyalty questionnaire and the aftermath which included getting sent to a segregation camp and expatriation to Japan. He then talks about his experiences in Japan including traveling, discussing food, visiting relatives, and getting a job as a translator. Next, Hamada talks about his other employment opportunities including his job in Tokyo and working for an airline in the United States. Lastly, Hamada talks about getting his United States citizenship reinstated and returning to the United States; his friendship with Nisei veterans; his experiences as a "no-no boy"; and discusses his wife, siblings, and children.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1927 Mar 31
Location of Birth
Hamada, William Yoshimi: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “William Yoshimi Hamada oral history interview, part 3 of 3, April 7, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 21, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052576.