Joseph Kurata oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 19, 2010

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Kurata discusses his whereabouts during Japan's surrender; his father's immigration to the United States and employment at a sugar cane plantation; and discusses some of his thoughts regarding Japanese civilians prior to his assignment in Japan. He then talks about landing in Japan; his interactions with Japanese civilians; his assignment in Zama; and discusses Counterintelligence Corps (CIC) policies and his duties working under General MacArthur. Next, Kurata talks about the release of Japanese POWs; his CIC detachment assignment in Yokohama in the headquarters unit; and discusses his assignment as an interpreter for a Major. Lastly, Kurata talks about his childhood experiences attending Japanese language school; his CIC duties which included managing a motor pool and other supervisory tasks; and discusses the importance of understanding Japanese language and culture during his time in Japan.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:02

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1005_01_Kurata

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1005-Kurata-Joseph-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Oct 26

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Kurata, Joseph: narrator et al., “Joseph Kurata oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 19, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055741.