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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Dr. Nobuhiko J. Akimoto
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Nobuhiko J. Akimoto was born in the United States but grew up in Japan. After World War II he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska. After his military service, Akimoto moved to Los Angeles and then Minneapolis where he was married and attended the University of Minnesota Dental School. After graduating, Akimoto joined the Navy Dental Corps before going into private practice. He also had two children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in Japan: attending school, living arrangements, life in wartime Japan; reactions to Pearl Harbor and the atomic bombs; attending Osaka University; joining the United States Army; experiences in basic training; joining a meteorological station in Alaska; moving to Los Angeles; finding a job as an architectural draftsman; meeting his wife; moving to Minnesota and finding a job at Honeywell; getting married; attending dental school at the University of Minnesota; joining the Navy Dental Corps; private practice; raising a family; visiting Japan post World War II.
2 hours sound cassettes
36 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
105 minutes length
Interviewee: Akimoto, Dr. Nobuhiko John
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 115 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.26.1 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'