Masato Eddy Kurushima oral history interview, part 8 of 8, February 23, 2002


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Masato Eddy Kurushima discusses the contributions of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during the Occupation of Japan. Unlike the 442nd, 100th, and 552nd, the MIS wartime efforts are not well known because they were a top-secret unit. Eddy recalls an exhibition showcasing the contributions of the MIS. Afterward, the camaraderie of the 442nd and the MIS became unified.

Post-war, Eddy furthers his education and attends college to study art. Then he goes to a specialized school focusing on art. After he graduates from school, Eddy becomes a professional artist.

Eddy shares how he meets his wife, Mary Meri Kurushima, in Los Angeles, CA. They have been married for 52 years and have three children - Brian, Jeffrey (Carol), and Denise (Mike). They also have three grandchildren - Kyle, Dean, and Kacy.

For the future generations, Eddy does not want them to forget what has happened to the Japanese Americans during World War Two. He hopes what happened to the Nisei to happen to anyone else.



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Date of Birth

1924 Dec 06

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War or Conflict

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Kurushima, Masato Eddy: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Masato Eddy Kurushima oral history interview, part 8 of 8, February 23, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024,