Takejiro Higa
Military Intelligence Service

Early Adulthood in Hawaii

Takejiro Higa

In 1939, 16-year-old Takejiro returns to Hawaii.

He struggles to learn English, attending Nuuanu Day School, Hawaiian Mission Academy, and Farrington High School.

During the summer, Takejiro, with his brother Warren, stacks cans of pineapple juice at the California Packing Corporation.