Moffet Ishikawa oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 18, 2010

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Dublin Core

Description

Ishikawa discusses growing up in San Jose, California's Japantown including talking about his parents; discussing childhood discipline and values; recreational activities; his childhood home; and experiences going to a public bathhouse as a child. He then discusses discrimination against Asian Americans; games he played as a child; talks about how he got his nickname; and discusses attending school and his classmates. Next, Ishikawa talks about the Great Depression; discusses Japanese American baseball teams; attending Japanese language school; and playing basketball. Ishikawa also talks about languages that were spoken at home; his experiences with discrimination during junior high school; provides his thoughts regarding being American; and discusses his father and brother's relationship. Lastly, Ishikawa talks about his post-high school experiences attending college and working; the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; getting drafted and inducted; going to Everett, Washington for basic training; and traveling to Fort Leavenworth.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:57:10

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1002_01_Ishikawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1002-Ishikawa-Moffet-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1918 Apr 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ishikawa, Moffet: narrator et al., “Moffet Ishikawa oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 18, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055730.