Interview with Katsuro Miho (11/16/1989)

Interview with Katsuro Miho conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren Nishimoto on 11/16/1989 at the Miho residence in Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. A Maui-born attorney recalls his Japanese upbringing. Also discussed is his work with the Japanese American Citizens League, Emergency Service Committee, and Statehood Commission. Other topics include: Japanese values; racial barriers against Asians entering professional careers like law and architecture; his efforts to reform the legal examination system in Hawaii; recollections of working with Hiram Fong as law partners; the Expatriation Movement preceding WWII for Nisei to remove dual citizenship with Japan and become U.S. citizens only; his work as community advisor to Gov. Stainback; and memories of Mayor Johnny Wilson. Interview spans 6 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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