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Raymond Aka oral history interview, part 1 of 1, January 13, 2004
In this oral history interview, Raymond Aka talks about his early childhood in Hawaii and his subsequent move to Okinawa and attending school in Japan. After returning to America, Aka describes his time in high school, working in California, and his draft into the US Army. He also shares his duties at Fort Sam Houston and his eventual recruitment into MIS. Aka recalls his training at Camp Savage and working as a translator, interpreter, and interrogator for the military government in Japan during the American occupation. He shares the mentality of Japanese POW's, the importance of accurate translation, and the nuance of language.
Aka, Raymond: narrator et al., “Raymond Aka oral history interview, part 1 of 1, January 13, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 2, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1056119.