Akira Minamide oral history interview, part 2 of 6, February 24, 2002

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Description

Minamide discusses his favorite baseball player. Another sport Minamide is involved in is Judo. He practice Judo for six years and is part of a Judo Team. He recalls going to Judo Tournaments and matches in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

Since being from Santa Maria, Guadalupe, he discusses the difference between the city life in Little Tokyo and living in a rural community, Minamide recalls an incident when his Father is returning back from Japan and how there is issues docking the boat. Even with the ties with Japan, Minamide relates his identity as American.

On December 7, 1941 Minamide learns about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the radio. He is at home with his family about to celebrate a wedding. He discusses his reactions to the news and the following days after.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:51

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0250_02_Minamide

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/250-Minamide-Aki-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Feb 03

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Minamide, Akira: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Akira Minamide oral history interview, part 2 of 6, February 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052638.