Inventory of the Harry K. Fukuhara next hit papers

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Title: Harry K. Fukuhara next hit papers
Date (inclusive): approximately 1920-1980
Collection Number: 2020C16
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English and Japanese
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes,1 card file box, 1 optical disk (2.33 Linear Feet)
Abstract: previous hit Harry K. Fukuhara next hit was born in Seattle, Washington in 1920. Following WWII, he worked as part of the US Army's occupation and reconstruction of Japan, helping to establish post-war US-Japanese relations. The collection contains photos, documents, and interviews related to previous hit Harry K. Fukuhara's next hit life and career. From high school in Hiroshima, as a military intelligence interpreter, and as a military intelligence officer during the occupation period of Japan.
Creator: previous hit Fukuhara, Harry K next hit ., 1920-2015
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2021.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], previous hit Harry K. Fukuhara next hit papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

previous hit Harry K. Fukuhara next hit was born in Seattle, Washington in 1920. He attended school in Japan from 1933-1938 after his mother relocated the family following his father's death. He was incarcerated at the Gila River Relocation Center (a US government-run concentration camp for Japanese Americans during WWII) until 1942, when he enlisted in the Army and served with the 33rd Infantry Division. Towards the end of the war, he was part of the military force preparing to invade Kyusha, Japan. After Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender, Fukuhara returned to Japan to look for his mother and three brothers. He eventually found them all suffering from radiation poisoning as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima; all survived except for one brother. Following WWII, he worked as part of the US Army's occupation and reconstruction of Japan, helping to establish post-war US-Japanese relations.

Scope and Content of Collection

The previous hit Harry K. Fukuhara papers contains photos, documents, and interviews related to Fukuhara's life and career. From high school in Hiroshima, as a military intelligence interpreter, and as a military intelligence officer during the occupation period of Japan.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Interviews
Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952
Photographs
Translating and interpreting
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service

 

Personal papers

box 1, folder 1

Correspondence with Ichiki Chiaki; Magazine clippings of Harry Fukuhara's interviews 1995-1997

box 1, folder 2

Harry Fukuhara's and family photographs; Debriefing to Dr. Finnegan, US Inscom Command Hisstorian; Document on MIS Soldiers 1920s-1991

box 1, folder 3

"Highways of Honor" Military Intelligence Service 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion 1995 June 7

Scope and Contents

Includes 1 photographic print
box 1, folder 4

Document on military occupation of Japan and my story-- 50 years later 2002 August 26

box 1, folder 5

TV program documents on "Yankee Samurai" and "Nisei Soldiers" 1980 December 19

box 1, folder 6

Photographs of the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service 1991 January 25

Scope and Contents

Contains photographic prints
box 1, folder 7

Documents including report on the police in Japan; MIS 25th Reunion 1996 November 11-13

box 1, folder 8

Documents including General Field Headquarters Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines 1945 August 31

box 1, folder 9

Documents including Japanese American WWII Veterans Memorial Project and his Farewell Party in Japan 1990 July

box 1, folder 10

Documents including an overview of Japanese Americans undated

box 1, folder 11

Documents and photographs on US Army Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame Ceremony 1993 July 9

Scope and Contents

Includes 12 photographic prints
box 2, folder 1

Autobiography and photographs, including Harry Fukuhara's father with Charlie Chaplin 1920s-1990s

Scope and Contents

Includes 5 photographic prints
box 2, folder 2

Newspaper clippings on Nisei veterans 1995

box 2, folder 3

Documents and photographs including Day of Rememberance by Army Counter Intelligence Corps Veterans 1993 November 10

Scope and Contents

Includes 31 photographic prints
box 2, folder 4

Reports of Go For Broke (1993); Rocky Mountain MIS Veterans Club; 50th Anniversary Defense Language Institute (1991) 1991-1993

box 2, folder 5

Reports including the Nisei Intelligence War against Japan, MIS Historical Committee 1990s

box 2, folder 6

Reports including MIS in Japan (Nikkei Heritage) 1990-2003

box 2, folder 7

Reports including Military Intelligence Service Capital Reunion 1993 October 21-23

box 3, folder 1

Reports including MIS Personal WWII Pacific Theater 1993 July 8-10

box 3, folder 2

Reports including Fourth Army Intelligence School, Golden Gate National Recreation Area 1999

box 3, folder 3

Reports including From America's Concentration Camps to the US Army, Kojiro Francis Kawaguchi 2007 March 12

box 3, folder 4

Reports including Florin Japanese American Citizens League Oral History Project 1993 June 3

box 3, folder 5

Reports including Military Intelligence a picture history 1984 December 27

box 3, folder 6

Reports on Japanese American Incarceration Camps 2000s

box 4, folder 1

Reports including the 13th National Nisei Veterans Reuion 1982

box 4, folder 2

Album, Class of 1933, Sanyō Dai-1 Shōgyō High School, Hiroshima 1933

box 4

Album, MISLS 1946

 

Video Recordings

box 5

VHS tape: Richard Motoso Sakakida undated

box 5

VHS tape: MIS 50th Reunion Panel Discussion 1991 October 30

box 5

VHS tape: Harry Fukuhara Interviews in Japan undated

box 5

VHS tape: Military Intelligence Service 50th Grand Reunions 1993

box 5

VHS tape: 報道特集日系軍人の太平洋戦争 (Special Report: Nikkei Military Officers of the Pacific War) undated

box 5

VHS tape: 日本と戦った日系人ーGHQ 通訳・苦悩の歳月 (Nikkei who fought against Japan: SCAP Interpreters and their tormented days) undated

box 5

VHS tape: アメリカ情報部隊の作られた謎・下山事件 (A Mystery Created by the American Intelligence: Shimoyama Incident) undated

box 5

VHS tape: 空白の占領期:日系二世たちが語る占領下の富山 (A Blank Space of the Occupation Period: Occupied Toyama Recounted by Nisei) 2007 March 1

box 5

undated

box 5

undated

box 5

undated

 

Digital materials

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box MC4

Tribute to WWII Nisei Veterans 2005

Physical Description: 1 optical disk