Interview with Masaji Uyehara

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2002/2003
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A man looks back to his Maukaloa Camp childhood on the Big Island. Relocating to Waikiki, Oahu, he describes work as a chauffeur for the Cookes, bartender for brother Sam's Smile Cafe, and cook for Kau-Kau Korner. He explains the effects of World War II on island eateries. Also discussed are his own businesses, Ilima Drive Inn, Aiea Drive Inn, and Ilima Restaurant and Catering.
sugar plantation field laborer, chauffeur, server, bartender, cook, restaurant owner, caterer; Okinawan; male
Interview conducted in English.
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Food, Hawaii (island), Hotels and Restaurants, Plantation Life, World War II
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