Toshi Uesato oral history interview, part 3 of 4, March 18, 2010

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Uesato continues his discussion of his time in occupied Japan. During this time, he was an interpreter for political analysts who were trying to get as much information as they could regarding Japan's population in politics. In this way, Uesato was able to make a lot of direct impact on the Japanese government, including involvement with the first general election that Japanese women got to vote in. Other than politics, he was also able to uncover some information on his brother that had been stuck in Japan after Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, he found that he had passed away after contracting malaria. Uesato continued his interpreting in occupied Japan until he decided that a college education would be more important than a steady job. He would, however, end up coming back to Japan quite often as a purser, spending time in both Japan and San Francisco, where he would meet his future wife.

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video/m4v

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0:58:44

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2010OH1004_03_Uesato

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1004-Uesato-Toshi-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Mar 11

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Uesato, Toshi: narrator et al., “Toshi Uesato oral history interview, part 3 of 4, March 18, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055739.