Francis Masateru Fukuhara oral history interview, part 1 of 4, November 17, 2007

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Description

Fukuhara begins the interview speaking about his family background and his father coming over from Japan. At a young age, his mother would pass away, and his father would later re-marry. Growing up in Washington, he had a very diverse upbringing, only having to deal with the local swimming pool not allowing Japanese. Even though, his childhood was during the Great Depression, his father never was out of a job, and he was able to live good life, fishing with neighbors and attending Japanese language school and high school. He would idolize the Japanese soldiers overseas, hearing about their bold strategies. Next, he speaks about Pearl Harbor and how the aftermath would affect he and his family. His father would be taken in by the FBI and moved to Montana.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:00:11

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0830_01_Fukuhara

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/830-Fukuhara-Mas-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Jan 30

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Index

Yes

Citation

Fukuhara, Francis Masateru: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Francis Masateru Fukuhara oral history interview, part 1 of 4, November 17, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053574.