Francis Masateru Fukuhara oral history interview, part 3 of 4, November 17, 2007

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Description

After being moved to Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho, he was drafted into the Army. He would attend his basic training at Camp Landing in Florida, where he would be trained as an infantryman until being chosen to switch over to the Military Intelligence Service in Minnesota. He would report to Fort Snelling, where he would take Japanese language courses for the occupation of Japan. They would prepare to invade Japan, but as the war ended, they were needed instead for occupation work. After shipment, he would land in Yokohama, and receive assignments in both Sasebo and Kumamoto. Though the work was limited, he would get to experience many different things, such as befriending the Japanese yakuza, visiting family and helping children at an orphanage. Next, he talks about the importance of the Nisei linguists to the reconstruction of the country.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:28

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0830_03_Fukuhara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/830-Fukuhara-Mas-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Jan 30

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Fukuhara, Francis Masateru: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Francis Masateru Fukuhara oral history interview, part 3 of 4, November 17, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053576.