James Fujii oral history interview, part 3 of 3, September 10, 2008


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James Fujii felt the teachers were instrumental with the move to Nyssa. The teachers protected the Japanese Americans from discrimination. In 1944, James graduated high school. He recalls spending three and a half years in Nyssa during wartime.

In February 1945, James received his Army draft and went to Texas for basic training. Basic training lasted four months, and he went overseas to Germany.

At the end of 1945, James goes overseas to Dorndorf, Germany, for five to six months with the occupation forces. He says Dorndorf, Germany, was rebuilt by the American Army and did not look affected by wartime. It was evident the United States was trying to keep the peace by helping Germany rebuild.

After several months in Germany, James was discharged in 1946. He enrolled in college to learn about agriculture and worked on the family farm. James was married for 40 years to Susie, and they have five children and four grandchildren.

James discusses the contributions of the Japanese Americans during World War Two. James loves the United States and says it is the best place to live.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1926 May 28

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Location of Basic Training



Fujii, James: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “James Fujii oral history interview, part 3 of 3, September 10, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055487.