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NNM November Speaker Series - Unsung Heroes: The History of the Military Intelligence Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Joyce Yamane
44:03
Thank you Mike ! We all honor the Nisei Linguists.
Karen Lucas
44:31
“Armed With Language” is an Upper Midwest Emmy award winning documentary which was aired this spring and is about the MISLS. It was produced by Twin Cities Public Television.
Gracia Reed
48:34
My Uncle Jake was MIS during the war and at Fort Snelling in St Paul, MN. Thankful for all of them.
Y W
52:28
I have a question. Was it true that they needed to "decode" Japanese dialects like Kagoshima-ben???
Karen Matsumoto
55:21
I can talk about this later, but the different dialects that were spoken by Japanese units caused some problems because although the Nisei interpreters could speak and write Japanese, they were not fluent with various Japanese dialects. That’s why the kibei were so valuable to the MIS.
Sandy Fugami
55:31
My dad received the CIB for his work in New Guinea. He also earned the Bronze Star. He is mentioned in the book Yankee Samurai.
Maile Chung
57:00
Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II by Jim McNaughton: https://www.amazon.com/Nisei-Linguists-Japanese-Americans-Intelligence/dp/1780390432
Karl Ehrlich
58:49
5 sons, 2 daughters
Karen Matsumoto
01:00:14
Thanks Dawn! Yes, 5 sons (although one infant son died), 2 daughters.
Michael Yaguchi
01:03:17
Y W: I am only familiar with one story about the translation of the Z plan where the MISers were able to determine where certain targets were located based on a particular word and how it was used.
LILLY YANAGITA
01:04:45
There was a very little known MIS language school at the University of Michigan during the war. My family ended up in Ann Arbor during the war with a very small JA community.
Maile Chung
01:05:40
https://honordoc.com/
Zoom user
01:05:44
Appreciate your work!
Gracia Reed
01:05:47
Thank you, Lucy, for your work. I would love to see the film.
Gracia Reed
01:06:39
Would also love to see it on Hoopla, another app many libraries use.
Maile Chung
01:12:30
proofofloyalty.com
Karen Yoshitomi
01:12:37
Sincere appreciation for your work Lucy.
Karl Ehrlich
01:13:21
Is Proof of Loyalty on Kanopy or Hoopla?
Arisa Nakamura
01:13:47
https://proofofloyalty.com/
Robin Proebsting
01:14:21
I found Proof of Loyalty on Kanopy.
Joyce Yamane
01:15:35
“Ritchie Boy Secrets” by Beverly Driver Eddy, was
Karl Ehrlich
01:16:44
Thank you!
Joyce Yamane
01:17:14
released in Sept 2021 which has a chapter on the Nisei Linguists assigned to Camp Ritchie.
Michael Yaguchi
01:18:46
Bruce Henderson is writing about the Nisei linguists at Ft Ritchie … I think the book release is scheduled for late spring 2022
Y W
01:24:41
According to Google Map, there is only a very small notice/sign on MIS at Camp Savage now... it's kinda sad... (I'm in MN, and visited Fort Snelling, of course!)
Gracia Reed
01:35:02
My cousin said the same thing. Her dad (MIS) never said anything about the war because he was sworn to secrecy. It wasn’t until he got the Congressional Gold Medal that he shared anything at all, and even then not that much.
Zoom user
01:37:55
Wow.
Karl Ehrlich
01:38:33
The city of Hiroshima said they knew of only 200 prewar photos of Hiroshima until Wakaji’s work was discovered.
Arisa Nakamura
01:39:54
https://www.pbs.org/show/registry/
Jayne Hirata (she, her)
01:40:05
Lots of information at the MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii website also http://www.misveteranshawaii.com
Karen Lucas
01:40:18
“Armed With Language” is on U-Tube. It is being aired by select PBS stations this fall.
Arisa Nakamura
01:41:18
https://www.goforbroke.org/learn/archives/hanashi_program.php
Gracia Reed
01:41:31
Thank you all. Karen, so amazing what your dad did and your grandfather’s photos, especially of Hiroshima before the bomb. Can’t wait to see all of the films and resources.
Arisa Nakamura
01:41:40
https://densho.org/
Zoom user
01:41:57
Thank you all!!!
Jenny Almonidovar
01:42:05
Thank you!!! ありがとうございます。
Arisa Nakamura
01:42:11
Thank you, it was very impressive. ありがとうございました
Y W
01:42:14
Thank you so very much!
Zoom user
01:42:41
Lucy, love your film on Kay Sakai Nakao, a true BFF
Elaine M. Woo
01:42:51
Thank you everyone involved. Great learning information & sources!
Deborah Ogushi
01:43:01
有難うございました。
Zoom user
01:44:01
Request a copy alisa_m_lynch@nps.gov
Zoom user
01:44:36
Would like to be on your mailing list
Arisa Nakamura
01:44:36
Check out the upcoming speaker series from here! https://www.jcccw.org/speaker-series