Biographical Research Center

Interview with Clyde Hayashi 7/6/2004 tape 1

Interview with Clyde Hayashi, former student of Koji Ariyoshi, recorded on July 6, 2004 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Koji Ariyoshi. Topics include: the significance and impact of the Japanese Americans class taught by Ariyoshi in the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa's Ethnic Studies Department; Ariyoshi's views on the importance of race and ethnicity; his in-class recollections of his experiences in World War II China; the importance of the U.S.-China Friendship Association to Ariyoshi and his role in the organization; his role as a leader within the Ethnic Studies Department; his general socio-political ideology; his later classroom retelling of his personal prosecution under the Smith Act; whether or not Ariyoshi considered himself to be a "leader;" the importance of publishing and writing to Ariyoshi; how working in a flower shop personally suited him and his editing and publishing of the Honolulu Record newspaper.

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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