Janet Nakakihara and Janice Trubitt oral history interview, part 1 of 4, April 26, 2007

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Janet Nakakihara and Janice Yokoyama Trubitt are nieces of Private First Class Sadao S. Munemori, the Medal of Honor recipient. Janet's mother, Yuriko (oldest), and Janice's mother, Kikuyo (youngest), are siblings of Sadao.

Janet recalls her grandparents Kametaro and Nawa Munemori. Janet has a close relationship with her grandmother and admires her.

In December 1940, Janet's family travels to Japan because her father's mother and brother are ill. Janet stays in Japan for seven years. The war starts in 1941, and her father is drafted into the Japanese Military. Later serves as an interpreter for the Australian Forces during the occupation.

Janet recalls the day the atomic bomb is dropped in Hiroshima, and the war ends. Janice says her mother does not talk about wartime. However, she learns about the Japanese American experience in high school.

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2007OH0760_01_Nakakihara
2007OH0761_01_Trubitt

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Nakakihara, Janet: narrator et al., “Janet Nakakihara and Janice Trubitt oral history interview, part 1 of 4, April 26, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052809.