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Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 3, 2008
Kawamoto talks about his early life in Winters, California. He shares his fathers backstory. He describes his childhood home. He talks about his first time living in Japan. He discusses the demographics of Winters, California. He briefly talks about primary school and high school. He discusses Japanese language school. He talks about his involvement in sports. He explains what he did in his childhood leisure time. Kawamoto describes his mothers cooking. He talks about his community of Winters, California. He describes what he did during holidays. He discusses how Wakayama, Japan became his home. He describes the process of applying to school. He talks about his experiences in a Japanese High School. He explains why he went through military training in high school. He describes his community of Wakayama, Japan. He briefly discusses his family's ranch. Kawamoto talks about his college studies. He talks about the climate as World War Two loomed. He explains the conflicts between China and Japan. He describes the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He talks about his induction into the Japanese Army.
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Kawamoto, Minoru: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 3, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 3, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054940.