Harry Kubo oral history interview, part 4 of 6, January 26, 2003

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Description

Kubo continues talking about his experiences in the Pacific Theater, including making sukiyaki in Luzon using meat and K rations. Shortly after, the end of the war would occur and his team would be moved to Fukuoka in Japan. There, he would be able to visit bombed out Hiroshima, seeing the flatness and devastation and looking for his family members. He talks more about the occupation of Japan, and about the Japanese civilians that were resilient and would begin building up a new Japan right away. He also talks about revisiting Japan and reuniting with his mother after the occupation. He would return to the United States, facing discrimination along the way, before re-enlisting into the Army. He would head back to Japan where he would work for another three years before once again returning to California, where he would work at a garage.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:30

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2003OH0326_04_Kubo

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/326-Kubo-Harry-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Apr 14

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kubo, Harry: narrator, Dojiri, Michelle: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Kubo oral history interview, part 4 of 6, January 26, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053337.