Avoiding the Japanese military

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I*: And why did you return to the United States?

Well, that was before the Second World War. And my parents was worried that if I stayed in Japan, they might take me into their, you know, as the soldiers and go to the war. So, I had a citizenship [in] United States. So, if I come back in the United States, the Japanese government can’t, you know, can’t call me for the military. So that was the reason.

* "I" indicates an interviewer (Daniel Lee).

Date: February 4, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Daniel Lee
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

migration World War II

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