0:00 - Recalls FBI; and racism

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Partial Transcript: Shigeru discusses the aftermath of December 7 of the neighboring islands. He recalls community leaders such as foremen and store managers are taken to Sand Island. In Honolulu, there are too many Japanese Americans. Therefore, the government only does surveillance in that area. Shigeru's father and brothers are questioned by the FBI. Shigeru says the Japanese Americans in the community try to be good citizens to avoid conflict. During this time, Shigeru sees a pay difference between Japanese American labor workers and Caucasian workers. He shares an example of his sister and Daniel Inouye.

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Keywords: 100th; 442nd; community leaders; discrimination; family; Hakujin; Hawaiian identity; Hawaiian soldiers; higher education; Issei; Japanese Americans; loyalty; Nisei; Pearl Harbor; plantation; siblings; World War Two

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3:43 - Discusses discrimination

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Partial Transcript: Shigeru is a Trainee in the Army when Pearl Harbor happens. He recalls being dominated by the Hakujins and Non-Comms. Shigeru and the other Japanese Americans try to be good citizens and do their jobs. He expresses his feeling about Pearl Harbor. Shigeru says he is torn between being an American citizen and Japanese descent.

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Keywords: Americans of Japanese Ancestry; discrimination; discrimination in the military; Hakujin; Hawaiian identity; Hawaiian soldiers; Japanese Americans; loyalty; Nisei; Nisei soldiers; Pearl Harbor; rifle; World War Two

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6:02 - Discusses sister

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Partial Transcript: Shigeru's sister eloped in the late 1920s and moved to the mainland. In 1937, Shigeru's sister's husband passed away, and she returns to Hawaii. Shigeru's father sends her back to the mainland to live with their relatives, the Korematsu family. During the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she is in Burbank, CA. Later she goes to Rohwer, AK. When Shigeru is at Camp McCoy, he visits his sister at Rohwer. In 1942, at Camp Shelby, Shigeru's sister is select to be a hostess.

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Keywords: "evacuation"; 100th; 442nd; Americans of Japanese Ancestry; Camp McCoy; Camp Shelby; Executive Order 9066; family; Hawaii; Hawaiian identity; Japanese Americans; Pearl Harbor; Rohwer; siblings

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9:20 - Recalls training; and barb wires

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Partial Transcript: In February of 1942, Shigeru is at Mississippi training for three weeks with the 58th Infantry Division. After training, Shigeru sees various Japanese American soldiers in the Army at Camp Shelby. Many of the Japanese American soldiers advance quickly in the Army. Shigeru discusses visiting his sister at Rohwer. He did not like seeing the camp surrounded by barb wires and guard towers. Shigeru feels like the Japanese Americans are treated as prisoners. They are not allowed to leave Rohwer freely.

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Keywords: "evacuation"; 100th; 442nd; Executive Order 9066; Hawaiian identity; Hawaiian soldiers; Japanese American soldiers; Japanese Americans; Nisei; Nisei soldiers; Prisoners of War; Rohwer; World War Two

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12:02 - Recalls 442nd; and siblings

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Partial Transcript: Shigeru says the 442nd is established with Mainland soldiers and Hawaiian soldiers. Shigeru discusses the relationship between the two groups. At Camp Shelby, Shigeru and his brother see their sister when she is selected to be a hostess from Rohwer. Shigeru's brother does not go overseas due to health conditions. Instead, he goes to Camp Savage for interpreter school and then goes to Burma.

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Keywords: 100th; basic training; Hawaiian soldiers; Japanese Americans; Mainland soldiers; Nisei; Nisei soldiers; World War Two

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14:51 - Discussing boxing

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Partial Transcript: Shigeru finishes training in Louisiana maneuvers. He says the 100th and 442nd soldiers are getting familiar with one another at Camp Shelby. There is a boxing tournament between the 100th and 442nd against the 58th Infantry Division. There is a fight again the Japanese American soldiers and the Caucasian soldiers. Shigeru contributes Lieutenant Nishimura (442nd) and his good friend, James Kamo, to break up the tension. They perform a demonstration of the bayonet that looks realistic, and the Caucasian soldiers leave.

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Keywords: 100th; 442nd; basic training; Camp Shelby; Hawaiian soldiers; Japanese Americans; Mainland; Nisei soldiers; World War Two

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19:49 - Discusses medic I

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Partial Transcript: When Shigeru is drafted, he is placed in the heavy weapons 298th Division. Shigeru's father is friends with Dr. Kawasaki and asks him to taken Shigeru and his brother into the medics unit. Therefore Shigeru is reassigned as a combat medic. He discusses being a soldier and a medic are equally important. However, the combat medic is difficult.

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Keywords: 100th; 442nd; basic training; Camp Shelby; Hawaii; Hawaiian soldiers; Japanese American soldiers; Japanese Americans; Mainland; World War Two

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23:01 - Discusses medic II; and date

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Partial Transcript: Although Dr. Kawasaki is a family friend, there is no favoritism. He treated Shigeru just like the other combat medics. In combat, Dr. Kawasaki is the first to go to the front lines. Shigeru recalls a situation at Camp McCoy. He is at a social event and asks a Caucasian girl to the movies. However, the G2 finds out about Shigeru's date and informs Shigeru's Commander. The following day, Dr. Kawaski is upset and punishes Shigeru.

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Keywords: 100th; Camp McCoy; dating; front line; Hawaiian soldiers; Japanese Americans; Mainland; Nisei; Nisei soldiers; World War Two

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