Richard Tochihara oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 14, 2002

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Description

Tochihara begins the interview talking about his family and how they came from Kumamoto prefecture in Japan to Seattle, Washington. He would work as a school boy for a family near his school and would be sent to Japan for a short time to learn discipline, but would be brought back due to disciplinary problems. He would work at the railroad tracks and fish canneries during the summers as well. He would play basketball and attend Japanese language school and would drop out of high school after his sophomore year to work. He talks about facing discrimination and being fired from his job because he was Japanese, even having to steal "I am Chinese" pins to be in certain zones of Seattle.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:26:54

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Identifier

2002OH0303_01_Tochihara

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/303-Tochihara-Richard-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Apr 17

Location of Birth

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War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Tochihara, Richard: narrator, Hirata, Jared: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Richard Tochihara oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 14, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053184.