Military Intelligence Service
Yoshiaki Fujitani is born August 1923 in Pauwela, Maui. He is the second of eight children born to Kodo and Aiko Fujitani.
Both parents are issei. Educated in Japan, Kodo is a Buddhist minister from Shimane-ken. Raised in Hawaii since the age of four, Aiko aspires to teach; but, lacking U.S. citizenship, she is ineligible to teach in the territorial public schools.
Yoshiaki and his siblings are dual citizens of Japan and the United States.