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All this stuff is mine – like those of my family – unless otherwise credited.  While sharing an entire story via a link for educational, non-profit pursuits is very appreciated, you are not allowed to beg, copy or steal any of it including photos without my written authority to do so.

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14 thoughts on “Copyright Notice”

  1. I hope some of mu readers will discover your blog.
    Truly amazing tribute to your uncle and your family also.

  2. I discovered your blog quite by accident today, doing a Google image search for P-38 photos. Among the many P-38 “hits” it displayed, I found an image from your blog:
    I then started reading various section of the blog and became completely absorbed by it. I’ll will be busy for the next several days reading your various accounts, which are unique in my view. Unlike anything else I have encountered in internet posts/blogs on WWII history. It is well researched, and has a deeply personal dimension that gives the accounts authenticity.
    With your permission, I would like to post the P-38 photo above in my G+ WWII collection:
    and use it to introduce your blog to the 3700 followers of the collection. I am currently reading two of your streams: “The Firebombing of Tokyo” and “A Soul Lost in a Faraway Jungle” and will probably highlight those in my post description.
    As for the photo of the P-38 artwork, I can post that as is, or I can crop it so that only the artwork itself is shown. I can also remove some minor pin cushion distortion in the image. It would also be possible to remove the reflection of the photographer, who I assume is you. But I would prefer to leave it in, as a way to introduce your blog (along with a link to it). I can set everything it for you to look over first, and make any revisions you require.
    If you prefer that I not post anything at all (photo or blog), I respect that decision. That is why I am here on the copyright page asking!
    Thanks for you consideration,

    1. Hello, Adak. Thank you for visiting and your comments. You are welcome to amend the photo of the Lightning; it was but a cell phone snap. As the blog is public, you are free to link it as you wish. Hopefully, there won’t be any derogatory remarks as war wounds understandably may never heal but I can certainly accept them. Thank you for asking, too.

  3. Thank you for sharing the photo and you experiences. I worry about the same problem with derogatory comments on my posts, and routinely delete them when they cross the line. Interestingly, my WWII Aviation followers rarely create a problem in this area.

    When I have made the post I will send you the link.

  4. Hi, Koji. It has been great to briefly dive into your posts and learn about your father’s WWII experience. I work at a non-profit called Go For Broke National Education Center located in LA’s Little Tokyo. One of our primary goals is to preserve and share the stories and legacies of Nisei WWII veterans to a wider audience, with an emphasis on education. I saw your post here:

    I found the image of your father’s 4-C draft card to be very powerful. The 4-C designation for loyal Japanese Americans like your father was a serious act of injustice by the government, and the image of the card itself is a symbol and reminder of that injustice. I was wondering if you would be open to the idea of our organization displaying a printed reproduction of your father’s draft card in an exhibition case. It is obviously an important primary source to help tell the story. We would obviously give you and your family proper credit if we are able to use it. Thanks again for sharing these great stories from your family.

    1. Of course, I am in support of education but I am concerned of the context under which it will be described. I will find your contact information then send you an email explaining my thoughts. It may surprise you. Thank you.

      1. Hi, Koji. I completely understand. I don’t know if my contact information is available, but please feel free to email me at if you feel up to sharing your thoughts and/or concerns with me. Thank you for your time.


  5. Hi, I am doing a project for national history day, a competition where people of all ages compete to have the best project, and the winner gets a 10,000 dollar prize donated to their collage fund if they haven’t gone to collage yet ( I am in the . I would like to used one of the pictures you took at the peace memorial for my project to show the destruction and devastation that the bombs caused. You will not have to worry about getting the right credit, if I do not credit to the sources who provided me with a quote (picture in this case) we are disqualified.
    Please respond asap,
    Ethan Bloom

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