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Muneo Mike Okusa oral history interview, part 1 of 2, July 18, 2009
Okusa begins the interview speaking about his time living in Japan as a child. He would attend middle school and high school before going back to the United States. Next, he talks about the end of the war and going to the occupied Japan to begin work as a translator and interrogator. When arriving in Tokyo, Okusa would see the destruction and devastation of the buildings and the civilians in rags, searching for food and shelter. He would translate documents at the NYK building in Tokyo until he was put on assignment to interrogate prisoners of war. He would do a lot of this in Maizuru, the countryside of Japan. He discusses the patience you must have when interrogating and other techniques he used.
Okusa, Muneo Mike: narrator et al., “Muneo Mike Okusa oral history interview, part 1 of 2, July 18, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055609.