Author and scholar. The Kadoike Hiroshi papers includes biographies and audio interviews with Japanese Americans who joined
the Japanese Army during WWII.
Born in Aichi prefecture in 1956. After receiving a B.A. at Keio University, he worked for a company and later managed a small
to medium-size business. He transferred the ownership of the business to his friend, he entered a graduate school and received
a master's and Ph.D. He is a lecturer at universities and adult learning schools.
His encounter with a Nikkei Sansei while in his 20s significantly impressed him. After that, he has developed a strong interest
in Japanese Americans and has been studying Japanese American Nisei and the Pacific War. He shed light on the little-known
Nisei who became Japanese soldiers. He has visited the U.S. fifteen times since 2002, and his interviews amount to about 500
hours. He published Americans who became Japanese army soldiers: Japanese American Nisei who fought against their home country
in 2010. An NHK documentary program, Americans who became Japanese army soldiers: long journeys, based on this book, was aired
worldwide on August 15 and 16, 2013. He specializes in historical sociology (Japanese Americans and the Pacific War) and US-Japan
modern history (US-Japan relations immediately before the Pacific War).
1 manuscript box, 1 audio cassette box
(1 Linear Feet)
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