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Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 3, 2008
Kawamoto talks about what life was like behind the military zone. He describes a visit with his family before he went to China. He talks about his basic training. He discusses the front lines in China. He describes the abuses of his superior officers. He explains why a solider fought back against his superior officers. Kawamoto talks about his Korean transport troop. He explains how a bible was his good luck charm. He describes his journey through China. He discusses an encounter with a civilian whose wife was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers. He describes the atrocities committed against women. He talks about his journey to divisional headquarters.
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Kawamoto, Minoru: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 3, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 22, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054941.