Jiro Ikemori oral history interview, part 1 of 2, January 15, 2009

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Description

Ikemori talks about his early life in Hawaii. He describes his family's move to Japan. He briefly discusses his education in Japan. He talks about teaching Japanese language school in Hawaii. He discusses the languages spoken in his childhood home. He talks about his first language. He describes his experiences in Japanese language school. He explains how he learned Japanese. He discusses his high school in Japan. He talks about the war between Japan and Manchuria. He describes how he explained America to his Japanese classmates. Ikemori talks about German Nationals in Japan. He explains his decision to return to America. He briefly discusses the class system in Japan. He describes his Japanese village. He also describes his school attire. He talks about other aspects of his life in Japan. He shares his memories of his childhood. He discusses Japanese customs. He explains his desire to return to America. He describes his return to Hawaii. He discusses being drafted,. He talks about being in the National Guard. He describes the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. Ikemori briefly talks about the 100th Infantry Battalion.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:02:09

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Identifier

2009OH0963_01_Ikemori

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/963-Ikemori-Jiro-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jun 16

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

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Yes

Citation

Ikemori, Jiro: narrator et al., “Jiro Ikemori oral history interview, part 1 of 2, January 15, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055600.