Hiroshi Shishido oral history interview, part 2 of 3, January 17, 2009

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Description

Shishido continues his recollection of his time in occupied Japan, interpreting for the war crimes trials in Tokyo. He discusses the intricacies of the interpreting process, including body language and understanding various dialects and meanings. Next, he talks about his impressions of seeing Tokyo when arriving and the cold weather that he experienced. He also talks about some of the cultural things he did such as attend a kabuki show and speak with Japanese civilians to learn Japanese etiquette. He then talks a bit more about his experiences with the war crimes trials, including interrogations and going to prisoner of war camps throughout Japan to interpret for various cases. After this, he talks about some of the things he did in Japan during his free time. Along with talking with civilians, he would also go and visit his family that lived in Fukushima, including his mother, whom he had not seen since he was a child.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:58:56

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2009OH0964_02_Shishido

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/964-Shishido-Hiroshi-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Dec 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Shishido, Hiroshi: narrator et al., “Hiroshi Shishido oral history interview, part 2 of 3, January 17, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055603.