This collection comprises seven boxes and two oversize items. The collection contains mainly paper items like handwritten
research notes and periodicals. The creator was in the military for 20 years, in both World War II and the Korean War and
has many research materials pertaining to both wars as well as Japanese American incarceration.
Henry Hideo Kuwabara was born on April 21, 1919 in Malad, Idaho and began his 20 year military career on November 1, 1942
in Rivers, Arizona. Kuwabara volunteered for the Army and served in the
Southeast Asian Translation and Interrogation Center (SEATIC) in New Delhi, India from November 1943 to April 1944. The Center
conducted translation and interrogation for the Allied headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It was comprised of British, Indian,
Australian and New Zealander and United States forces. From May to November 1944, he was stationed at Norward Headquarters,
U.S. Army Northern
Combat Area Command in north Burma. From December 1944 to November 1945 he was stationed in Burma as SEATIC on temporary duty
with several detachments where he interrogated Japanese Prisoners
of War, translated captured Japanese documents and prepared covert and non-covert propaganda leaflets for two audiences—the
Japanese troops in Burma and the Burmese people.