Rose Uriyu oral history interview, part 1 of 4, March 27, 2004

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In this segment, Rose Uriyu talks about her upbringing in Kona, Hawaii. She describes how life was simple in the small town where everyone knew each other. Her grandparents came from Komoto, Japan with Uriyu's mother in 1902. Raised on a farm, Uriyu took a school bus to school 3 days of the week and spent another 2 days helping at a hospital. She spent Saturdays at Japanese school. On the day of the Pearl Harbor attack, everyday life quickly changed due to the Martial Law. The changes included going to bed early, wearing gas masks, and throwing away Japanese Books. Her grandparents practiced Buddhism, but she was brought up in Christianity due to her mother's beliefs. Uriyu left the hospital for office work as a typist for the Honolulu Advertiser and had the opportunity to go overseas to Tokyo, Japan to work in the office of General MacArthur.

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00:28:23

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2004OH0425_01_Uriyu

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Uriyu, Rose: Narrator, Mata, Christine: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Rose Uriyu oral history interview, part 1 of 4, March 27, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/492.