Kenichi Sato oral history interview, part 4 of 5, July 28, 2002

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Description

Sato continues his recollection of being an interpreter and interrogator in the Philippines. When arriving there, he would immediately notice the devastation and flatness that the war had caused. He talks about the children there seeing Japanese American soldiers but thinking they were Japanese soldiers. He would be involved with the war crimes trials, interrogating witnesses. Sato discusses various important people during the war, including a teacher from Hawaii and a spy for the American Army. After the Philippines, he would head back to Tokyo to get his discharge from the Army, but stayed around and would take a job interpreting and interrogating as a civil servant. He would also be involved with the Korean War as a civil servant, interrogating Korean soldiers that spoke Japanese. Then, due to the GI Bill, he would head back to Hawaii to begin college at the University of Hawaii. After this, he gives a background of his wife's family and how they came to meet.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:34

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0299_04_Sato

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/299-Sato-Kenichi-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Apr 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Sato, Kenichi: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenichi Sato oral history interview, part 4 of 5, July 28, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053105.