Japanese American who Fought Against Japan
As World War II raged, Gen. MacArthur organized a special group of around 6,000 second-generation Japanese American soldiers to collect and collate intelligence on Japanese military activities. Because they were sworn to secrecy, these soldiers never talked about the anguish they felt at fighting a country where their parents had been born and their relatives still lived. Among them, one man, Harry Fukuhara, had a mother and an elder brother who were victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Focusing on Fukuhara's story, this program presents a new perspective on the war between America and Japan and its aftermath.