Isamu Ralph Kaneshiro oral history interview, part 1 of 2, April 25, 2009

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Kaneshiro begins the interview talking about his whereabouts when Japan surrendered. As he was already on a ship heading to Manila with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), he would go to the Philippines first, then head to Tokyo. Once he arrived in Japan, he would immediately notice the devastation of the buildings near Tokyo. He would begin his assignment at Atsugi Air Base, before being sent to Hokkaido for his next assignment as an interpreter. He discusses the hardships that the Japanese civilians faced and the free time that he had. Next, he talks about his time being in Hokkaido and working at Chitose Air Base, helping with reconstruction, before being discharged at Camp Zama.

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0:55:06

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0:55:06

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2009OH0784A_01_Kaneshiro

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/784A-Kaneshiro-Ralph-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Aug 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Kaneshiro, Isamu Ralph: narrator et al., “Isamu Ralph Kaneshiro oral history interview, part 1 of 2, April 25, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053111.