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  • Title: Kadoike Hiroshi papers
    Date (inclusive): 2002-2007
    Collection Number: 2022C6
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Japanese
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 audio cassette box (1 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Author and scholar. The Kadoike Hiroshi papers includes biographies and audio interviews with Japanese Americans who joined the Japanese Army during WWII.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2022.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [Enter Collection Title], [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    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).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes biographies and audio interviews with Japanese Americans who joined the Japanese Army during WWII.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
    Japan. Rikugun -- Biography