FROM: The University of Hawaii History Department, the Kauai
Veterans Council and the Military Intelligence Veterans of Kauai
Dear KVC members and all those interested in the Military
History of the men and women of Kauai and Hawaii.
The Uof H history department has written a book (biography) of
Judge Arthur Satshi Komori, the most celebrated of all military
spies in WWII and perhaps of all times. Judge Komori is listed in
the Military MIS Hall of Fame and served in the Phillippines prior
to Pearl Harbor at which point his deep cover spy operations began.
The sword given to Judge Komori by General MacArthur is on
display in our Kauai KVC museum.
Judge Komori (an honored member of the Kauai MIS) was
born on Oahu but served as a circuit court judge on Kauai and
resided on Kauai for the remainder of his life. Dr. Yosh Oshiro
who is heading up the U of H team was a WWII CIC agent.
The two MIS members being honored during the book signing
will be Lt. Jiro Yukimura and Norman Hashisaka, both of whom
were WWII members of the ATIS. As is well known, Lt. Yukimura
was on board the Battleship Missouri when the Japanese surrender
was signed. Norman Hashisaka was in the battles for the
Philippines and served as a translator/ interpreter at the Yokohama
War Crimes Trials.
For the book signing event Dr. Oshiro and his fellow U of H
team members will be accorded the use of the larger KVC
conference room and refreshments will be served at that time.
Signed copies of the Komori biography will be donated to the KVC
Your presence at this historic event being held at the KVC
Veterans Center at 3125 Kapule Highway, Lihue on Tuesday
December 3, 2013 starting at 1300 hours (1:00 PM) would be
Quentin C. Belles MIS Kauai
6440 Kaahele St.,
Tel No. 822 3677
Kauai Veterans Center
3215 KAPULE HIGHWAY, LIHUE, HAWAII 96766
PHONE 246-1135, FAX 246-6262