Harry Urata oral history interview, part 2 of 3, January 19, 2009

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Description

Urata continues his recollection of his time in the Honouliuli Internment Camp in Hawaii as the war went on. He also speaks about how he got involved in Hole Hole Bushi music, which he later became famous for. Next, he goes back to his discussion on the living conditions of the internment camp in Honolulu and how the government was trying to close down the camp but the residents refused to leave. The government responded by sending them all out to the mainland, at Tule Lake concentration camp. Urata recalls the living conditions being worse than Hawaii and nearly applying for repatriation but was talked out of it by a close friend. As the end of the war occurred, Urata would end up in Minnesota, where his sister was residing, and became a teacher for the Military intelligence Service Language School. After a few months there, he would return to Hawaii and work as a translator for the Hawaii Hochi, then an advertising position on the radio, followed by a coffee salesman.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:55:37

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0987_02_Urata

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/987-Urata-Harry-2.m4v

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Yes

Citation

Urata, Harry: narrator, Niiya, Brian: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Urata oral history interview, part 2 of 3, January 19, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 24, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055658.