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Interview with Mitsugi Nishihara

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Title: Interview with Mitsugi Nishihara
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Nishihara, Mitsugi
Keywords: Ethnic Relations
Japanese - Customs and Beliefs
Japanese - Lifestyles
Plantation Life
Issue Date: 1987
Series/Report no.: Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community
Description: A Japanese man remembers plantation life in Koloa and field jobs, including hoeing and mule handling for the hapai ko operation. After working for a soda works, he was plantation store order taker and eventually took charge of ordering and markup.
sugar plantation laborer, soda works employee, store employee, country water collector, appliance salesman; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: Community, State
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 50 min
60 pages
Geographic Coverage: Koloa, Kauai
Appears in Collections:Koloa: An Oral History of a Kaua‘i Community

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