Maki Miyahara oral history interview, part 2 of 5, January 14, 2009

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Dublin Core

Description

Miyahara continues his recollection of his time visiting Asia in 1936 for kendo. Next, when back in America, he speaks about Pearl Harbor and the forced removal to temporary detention centers at the Pomona fairgrounds. His friends would visit him here and notice the lack of furniture and privacy. After this, he jumps to his time in occupied Japan, working as an engineer. His first assignment would be to town plan for various cities in Russia, using hand drawn maps from Japanese civilians that had been there before. After this, he talks about the recreational activities the Niseis had during the occupation including dances and practicing kendo.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:57:34

Language

Identifier

2009OH0968_02_Miyahara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/968-Miyahara-Maki-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 May 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Miyahara, Maki: narrator et al., “Maki Miyahara oral history interview, part 2 of 5, January 14, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055532.