Fifty Years of Silence: The Untold Story of Japanese American Soldiers in the Pacific Theater, 1941-1952 (film)


Title Fifty Years of Silence: The Untold Story of Japanese American Soldiers in the Pacific Theater, 1941-1952
Date 1992
Director Sheryl K. Narahara
Producer Sheryl K. Narahara
Narrator Lane K. Nishikawa
Starring Raymond Aka (interviewee), Richard Hayashi (interviewee), Masato Inouye (interviewee), George Kosh (interviewee)i, Spady Koyama (interviewee), Torao Neishi (interviewee), Don Oka (interviewee), Richard Sakakida (interviewee), Roy Takai (interviewee), Eugene Wright (interviewee), Miwako Yanamoto (interviewee)
Music Edwin Aranda
Studio Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California; National Japanese American Historical Society
Runtime 60 minutes

Documentary film that tells the story of Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during World War II and during the occupation of Japan through archival footage and interviews. Produced by the Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California and the National Japanese American Historical Society, the 60-minute documentary was directed by Sheryl K. Narahara and released in 1992. In addition to providing an overview of the MIS story from training to the battlefield and occupation of Japan, Fifty Years of Silence also includes a section on Richard Sakakida, a Nisei who did intelligence work in the Philippines as part of the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Authored by Brian Niiya