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Harry Akune oral history interview, part 1 of 7, September 18, 1999
Akune describes the life-changing death of his mother, resulting in his move to Japan.He describes how difficult it was to adjust to his new life, but he focused all of his time on his studies in school. His father allowed him to move back to California, where he settled in Los Angeles and worked as a field hand to help his father support the family. He describes hearing the news of the Pearl Harbor attack, but he had predicted tensions between Japan and the United States prior to the attack.
Akune, Harry: narrator, Furuya, Kenny: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Akune oral history interview, part 1 of 7, September 18, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 28, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/340.