Maki Miyahara oral history interview, part 4 of 5, January 14, 2009

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Description

Miyahara discusses the change of Japan during the occupation, including manufacturing quality items that turned into a big part of their future economy. As a welfare officer and member of occupational forces, Miyahara helped in the recovery of Japan. Following his time in Japan, he would re-join the Air Force as an intelligence officer during the Korean War, working as an interrogator of North Korean prisoners of war. He explains the different techniques that he used and found successful throughout his time there. He also speaks about various airplane incidences that were nearly fatal. He would come back to the mainland and begin his career as a draftsman and then mechanical engineer for Denny's restaurants. Next, he talks about where he was during the Pearl Harbor attacks and the sequential arrest of his father by the FBI, where he would be interned.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:50

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2009OH0968_04_Miyahara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/968-Miyahara-Maki-4.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

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Yes

Citation

Miyahara, Maki: narrator et al., “Maki Miyahara oral history interview, part 4 of 5, January 14, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055534.