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Kenichi "Ken" Nakagawa oral history interview, part 1 of 1, March 12, 2002
Kenichi "Ken" Nakagawa shares his family's history, his recollection of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and martial law conditions, particularly for Americans of Japanese descent, on Hawaii after the attack. He also goes into volunteering for the Kiawa Corps, a civilian labor corps, and eventually joining the war efforts as an interpreter. Nakagawa explains his job duties, mainly on the island of Okinawa, repatriating Japanese prisoners of war, learning engineering, and working in the rations department. Finally, Nakagawa tells us about his life post-war, using the GI Bill to go back to school, working for an architectural firm, and retiring.
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Nakagawa, Kenichi: narrator, Tanabe, James: interviewer, and Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii: publisher, “Kenichi "Ken" Nakagawa oral history interview, part 1 of 1, March 12, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 24, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055544.