0:00 - Recalls training

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi learns interrogation methods from those who are top in the class and are bilingual. The top students are educated in Japan and University graduates. Besides interrogation, Hitoshi learns the geography and history of Japan, strategies, and military rankings.

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Keywords: education; Fort Snelling; Japanese Americans; Military Intelligence Service; Nisei; World War Two

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2:48 - Recalls Japan Army; and overseas I

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi says the Japanese Army is very discipline and rank conscience. Surrendering is a disgrace to the Japanese Army. Hitoshi says his training at Fort Snelling helps him with the interrogation during the occupation. Hitoshi recalls his training course at Fort Snelling and Camp Spellman in Redland. After Camp Spellman, Hitoshi goes to San Pedro and travels overseas.

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Keywords: basic training; Camp Snelling; Japanese American soldiers; Japanese Americans; Nisei; Nisei soldiers; surrender; World War Two

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6:00 - Recalls overseas II

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi travels overseas. He says the Army would not tell the troops where they are going. Hitoshi recalls going north of Hawaii. He shares a story about a landing craft and going to Manila Bay. For a month or so, Hitoshi interviews the Prisoners of War (POWs).

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Keywords: Hawaii; Japanese American soldiers; Japanese Americans; Nisei; Nisei soldiers; Philippines; travel; World War Two

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8:51 - Discusses POW I

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi's first interview with the Prisoner of War (POW) is a sailor about a year older than Hitoshi and did not want to talk. Therefore Hitoshi uses psychological warfare to try to interrogate the POW. Hitoshi tells the POW he likes Japanese music and sings. Hitoshi notices the POW responding and asking him to teach him a song. The POW agrees and starts talking.

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Keywords: interrogate; Japanese Americans; Military Intelligence Service; Nisei; occupation; post-war; surrender

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13:07 - Discusses POW II

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi learns about psychological warfare at Fort Snelling. Hitoshi also takes psychology in college "shinri-gaku." In the interrogation with the Japanese sailor (POW), Hitoshi explains being a Japanese American in the US Army. However, it is difficult for the Japanese sailor to understand how Hitoshi can be Japanese with no Japanese ties. Hitoshi also shares his interrogation experience with a businessman (POW).

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Keywords: Americans of Japanese Ancestry; Fort Snelling; Japanese Americans; Military Intelligence Service; Nisei

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15:56 - Discusses POW III

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi is at Luzon, Island of the Philippines, for six weeks working on the interrogation of POWS. From the interrogation with the POWs, Hitoshi learns about their names and their unit. One thing Hitoshi says he regrets is not taking more notes in training. After collecting information from the interrogation, Hitoshi gives the intel to Headquarters.

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Keywords: Americans of Japanese Ancestry; interrogate; Japanese Americans; Nisei; Philippines

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17:23 - Recalls time off; and locals

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Partial Transcript: Although Hitoshi has a couple of days off, he did not have a chance to visit Manila for the USO and Santa Tomas University (where the US POWs are) as he hoped. Hitoshi describes the locals of Luzon. He says the people he meets are cordial. He shares a story about Minnie and the laundry.

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Keywords: civilians; Japanese Americans; Military Intelligence Service; Nisei; Philippines

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20:16 - Discusses POW Camp; and USO

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Partial Transcript: In the interrogation, there is only Hitoshi and the interviewee. He tries to make the interrogation informal for the interviewee to feel at ease. There are many POW camps in the Philippines, and Hitoshi is not able to visit them. One thing Hitoshi regrets is meeting USO people.

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Keywords: interrogate; Japanese Americans; Nisei; occupation; Philippines; post-war

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23:38 - Discusses POW treatment

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Partial Transcript: Hitoshi says the treatment of the POWs is good in the US POW Camp. Hitoshi recalls a War Crime interview with Major Phillips. They interviewed a sailor from a mini-submarine (from Pearl Harbor). The objective of the interview is to see if he experienced any mistreatment in the US POW Camp. The POW is happy the war is ended.

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Keywords: Japanese Americans; Nisei; Philippines; World War Two

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25:54 - Recalls correspondence

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Partial Transcript: In the Philippines, Hitoshi did not correspond with his family until he goes to Japan. Hitoshi does wonder what would happen to his family and when they can leave camp. After camp, Hitoshi's parents and older sister moves to Lomita. Hitoshi learns about the war ending when soldiers are getting ready to leave the island. Hitoshi goes to Japan out of Victory Tub.

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Keywords: Gila River; interrogate; Issei parents; Japanese Americans; Japanese identity and values; Military Intelligence Service; Nisei; occupation; Philippines; siblings; surrender

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