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

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Description

Araki continues his discussion on his assignments in Japan, working in Tokushima and helping to translate and interpret during the military occupation. Next, he talks about the black market during the occupation and how the big cities were the only places where they really thrived. He was also asked to teach democracy in schools and would also learn a lot about how business was run throughout Japan. Next, he speaks about the earthquake that hit Tokushima and the aftereffects of it, including constant tremors and a tidal wave. After this, he speaks about Japan's economic rise and how their business ideals worked in their favor to create lasting corporations. He talks about the Military Intelligence Service language school that he was involved with in Hawaii and how they have not received recognition as the mainland language schools have. He finishes by admiring the occupation of Japan and giving praise to General MacArthur.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:03:52

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1013_03_Araki

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1013-Araki-James-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Aug 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

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Yes

Citation

Araki, James: narrator et al., “James Araki oral history interview, part 3 of 3, October 7, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055779.