Interview with Riichi Hatada

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1999
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A baker's son details bakery operations. He recalls fishing and other activities on the Wailoa River in Shinmachi. The effects of World War II restrictions and military influx on the Hilo community are discussed. From the top of the Coca-Cola building, he witnessed the destructive power of the 1946 tsunami, which carried a caboose into the bakery, tearing it in half.
bakery manager; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
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Business, Food, Natural Disasters, South Hilo (district), World War II
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