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Kenji Kawano oral history interview part 2 of 3, May 16, 2007
Kawano speaks about one of his exhibits that was presented in Japan and the response that it received from the community and his parents. Next, he talks about how he came to settle in the United States, including photography of the Navajo code talkers, meeting his wife, Ruth, and having a daughter. He talks a bit more about how he came to meet his wife and the background of both his wife and his daughter and how he is now expecting to be a grandfather. After this, he speaks about the recognition of the code talkers after his work and a movie called Windtalkers was released in mainstream media. After this, he discusses the process that he takes to get a picture that he will use for his books and setting up each picture. He also gives thanks to his parents before looking through various pictures from his career.
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Kawano, Kenji: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenji Kawano oral history interview part 2 of 3, May 16, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 20, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1057465.