James Araki oral history interview, part 1 of 3, October 7, 2010

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Description

Araki begins the interview with a short introduction and speaking about his time at the Japanese language school. Being born in Sacramento and then moving to Hawaii, he had a different type of upbringing than most kids in Hawaii. The kids would call him a "katonk", but that did not stop him from enjoying his time, playing baseball and going swimming often. He also gives some background of his sister, who was five years older than him and really paved the way for him. Next, he recalls the attacks on Pearl Harbor and watching the planes fly overhead. His brother was taken by the FBI as he was coming back from Japan without a passport and they would see the strictness of the government for Japanese Americans. After graduation from high school and one year of the University of Hawaii, he would be drafted into the Army, where each soldier would take Japanese courses.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:29

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1013_01_Araki

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1013-Araki-James-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Aug 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Araki, James: narrator et al., “James Araki oral history interview, part 1 of 3, October 7, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055777.