Takejiro Higa oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 25, 1999

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Takejiro Higa was born in Hawaii, but spent most of his childhood in Okinawa. When his parents died, he lived with his uncle in Okinawa until the age of sixteen, where he moved to Hawaii to live with his sister. Living in Hawaii was very different than his life in Okinawa -- he had to relearn the English language, but the living conditions were much better. He describes his experience attending the Hawaiian Mission Academy, where he was sent to the principal's office many times. He then transferred to Farrington High School.

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video/m4v

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00:28:31

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1999OH0075_01_Higa
1999OH0075_01_Higa

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Date of Birth

1923 Apr 22

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War or Conflict

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Location of Basic Training

Citation

Higa, Takejiro: narrator et al., “Takejiro Higa oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 25, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/462.