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Interview with Herbert S. Nishimoto

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Title:Interview with Herbert S. Nishimoto
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Nishimoto, Herbert S. (interviewee)
Natural Disasters
North Hilo (district)
Plantation Life
Date Issued:1999
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description:Ninole-born man describes plantation life, including his parents and their contract sugarcane field and family grocery store. He describes his swimming workouts and other outdoor activities. He gives a detailed account of the 1946 tsunami: being dragged out to sea by the third wave, floating on makeshift raft, meeting two other survivors, climbing aboard a raft dropped from a plane and being rescued. He also talks about his recruitment into military service, Vietnam experience, and his philosophy based on the events of his life.
sugar plantation field worker, soldier; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:53 min
18 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Aiea, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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