Frank Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 4 of 5, June 3, 2008

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Kawamoto talks about reporting to divisional headquarters. He talks about the Japanese officers fear that the Allies would castrate them. He explains how he prepared to meet the American forces. He discusses translating the book, The Ideal Marriage. He describes his interaction with American forces. He talks abut the Japanese soldiers who went to America. He shares his knowledge of Nisei soldiers and American affairs. He describes the process of leaving Shanghai, China for Hakata, Japan. He talks about reuniting with his family. He talks about returning to Wakayama, Japan. He describes Wakayama, Japan. He shares his family's feelings about World War Two. Kawamoto explains why he moved to Tokyo. He describes teaching a Russian ambassador. He discusses living in a major's home. He discusses his failed attempts to study in the United States. He talks about a friends meeting with General Douglas MacArthur. He explains how he got his student visa. He describes his studies at the University of Cincinnati. He talks about the Peace Conference in San Francisco. He discusses a conversation with a Chinese General. He explains how his grandfather is connected to Amadeo Giannini.

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0:58:28

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2008OH0860_04_Kawamoto

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/860-Kawamoto-Frank-4.m4v

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Citation

Kawamoto, Frank Minoru: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Minoru Kawamoto oral history interview, part 4 of 5, June 3, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054943.