Biographical Research Center

Interview with Clyde Hayashi 7/6/2004 tape 2

Interview with Clyde Hayashi, former student of Koji Ariyoshi, recorded on July 6, 2004 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Koji Ariyoshi. Topics include: the nature and source of Ariyoshi's personal courage; his views on the importance and historical role of labor unions in Hawaiʻi and on mainstream party politics as an agent for change; why he chose his particular life's path; how he expressed disagreement and what he was like as a person; his internment in Manzanar; what he would find most discouraging and encouraging about America today; whether or not he was a patriot; how he spoke about his mother; how he dealt with his illness and his personal reflections towards the end of his life; what Hayashi feels to be the most important lesson of Ariyoshi's life and what he would have missed the most had Ariyoshi not been a presence in his own life.

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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