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Japanese eyes, American heart : personal reflections of Hawaii's World War II Nisei soldiers

Author: Tendai Education Foundation,; Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board.
Publisher: Honolulu : Tendai Educational Foundation : Distributed by University of Hawai'i Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Japanese Eyes... American Heart is a rare and powerful collection of personal thoughts written by the soldiers themselves, reflections of the men's thoughts as recorded in diaries and letters sent home to family members and friends, and other expressions about an episode that marked a turning point in the lives of many.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
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Japanese eyes, American heart.
Honolulu : Tendai Educational Foundation : Distributed by University of Hawai'i Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607134556
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tendai Education Foundation,; Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board.
ISBN: 0824821629 9780824821623 0824821440 9780824821449
OCLC Number: 40649065
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 448 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Hawaii's Nisei soldiers : who were they?. 100th infantry battalion (separate) ; 442nd regimental combat team ; Military intelligence service ; 1399th engineer construction battalion --
December 7, 1941 : a morning that changed our lives forever. I saw his face! / Conrad Tsukayama ; Dead silence / Tokuji Ono ; Eyewitness at Wheeler / Tom Mizuno ; America is at war! / George Akita ; Honor they country / Seiso Kamishita --
Boys to men. Now I am a man! departure diary / Robert N. Katayama ; The life and times of a Kolohe GI / Jesse M. Hirata ; Soft green soldiers / Hideto Kono --
Our place in the sun. The trailblazers : the 100th infantry battalion (separate) / Lyn Crost ; New visions : fires to be kindled / Ben H. Tamashiro ; Two years, eight moths, and nineteen days that changed my life forever / Samuel Sasai ; Kuni no on : gratitude to my country / Yoshiaki Fujitani ; Two songs / Warren t. Iwai --
Oyo no ai : the love of a parent. Kuni no tame ni : for the sake of our country / Kikuyo Fujimoto ; Mother's love and kagezen / Robert T. Sato ; Okaasan : best friend / Robert T. Sato ; Two sons : four shiny stones / Minoru Kishaba --
An ocean away. From relocation camp to military service / Robert K. Sakai ; The journey of a mainland AJA / Ernest Uno --
From the front lines. Dad's "boys" / Albert Farrant Turner ; Japanese dog bait / Raymond R. Nosaka ; Sergeant Shigeo Joe Takata : he set the standard / tsutomu Tom Nagata ; First Christmas overseas / Ben H. Tamashiro ; Secret mission / Richard M. Sakakida ; Comrades in arms / Michael M. Miyatake ; The adventures of an MIS marine / Ben I. Yamamoto ; We loved our country / Sakae Takahashi ; Monte Cassino : purple heart valley / Robert T. Sato ; Hell in the Vosges / John Tsukano ; Stalag VIIA / Stanley M. Akita ; Bringing home the proud colors / Henry S. Kuniyuki ; Singing the mess hall blues / Ronald M. Oba ; The "pineapple soldiers" " Hawaii's forgotten battalion / A. A. Smyser ; "Dear mom" letters / Chaplain Hiro Higuchi ; "Dear A" : letters home / Chaplain Masao Ymada ; The making of the 100th / Chaplain Israel Yost ; Letters from the front / Katsumi "Doc" Kometani ; If I am filial / Hoichi Kubo --
We are our brother's keeper. Sunken eyes at Dachau / Edward Ichiyama ; Dachau, 1945 : what have we learned? / Tadashi Tojo ; The spirit of the three-year-old child / Takejiro Higa ; In the spirit of okage sama de / Governor George R. Ariyoshi ; Trees of aloha / Fugio Takaki ; A conversation with the emperor / Kan Tagami ; Humanity in action / Kenneth K. Inada --
Coming to terms. Fellow citizens of Japan ; On the way to Sugamo prison / Sohei Yamate ; An American : not a Japanese living in America / Ted T. Tsukiyama ; Shared ethnicity / George Akita ; Sanji and me / Joe H. Shimamura ; Lucky we came back / Walter "Biffa" Moriguchi --
Taking ownership. The dream for tomorrow : letters between Joseph R. Itagaki and Charles R. Hemenway ; Journey to Washinton Place / Governor George R. Ariyoshi ; Building behind the scenes / Mike N. Tokunaga ; Issei and citizenship : proud Americans / Robert T. Sato --
Building bridges. Serving for two / Kaoru Yonezawa ; Mission accomplished / Don Seki ; Tomosu Hirahara rests at Epinal / Ben H. Tamashiro ; Rededication / U.S. Senator Spark M. Matsunaga ; Patriots still / Edward Ichiyama ; Thicker than blood / Edward Ichiyama --
Let there be peace on earth. We must teach our children to want peace / U.S. Senator Spark M. Matsunaga.
Other Titles: Personal reflections of Hawaii's World War II Nisei soldiers
Responsibility: complied by the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board.

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