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Yoshiaki Fujitani oral history interview, part 8 of 8, January 19, 2002
In this video clip, Yoshiaki Fujitani continues to describes his experience in Tokyo during the occupation -- he only witnessed one casualty during his entire military service. He and his Military Intelligence Service team were awarded the "Commendation Ribbon with Pendant" medal for their service. Yoshiaki was discharged from the United States Army in 1946. Upon returning home, his father convinced him to study Buddhism and become a Buddhist minister. While working as a minister at a Buddhist temple in Chicago, he met his wife, and they had three children and five grandchildren. The message he leaves for future generations is "to learn from the past."
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Fujitani, Yoshiaki: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshiaki Fujitani oral history interview, part 8 of 8, January 19, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/706.