Harry Akune oral history interview, part 2 of 7, September 18, 1999

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Akune recalls tensions between Japan and the United States while living in Japan and was therefore, not surprised at the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

As a result of President Roosevelt signing the Declaration of War against Japan, Harry and his brother, Ken, were sent first to Merced Temporary Detention Facility and then to Granada (Amache) Concentration Camp.

Upon entering Merced, Harry talks about his feelings of resentment and anger for being incarcerated. The Military Intelligence Service (MIS) visited Granada (Amache) to recruit young men for the first group of MIS Nisei soldiers -- Harry and Ken were among that group.

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video/m4v

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00:28:59

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1999OH0073_02_Akune

Citation

Akune, Harry: narrator, Furuya, Kenny: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher , “Harry Akune oral history interview, part 2 of 7, September 18, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 17, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/341.