Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Frank Shozo Baba ’33
Frank Shozo Baba, Class of 1933, graduated from Oakland Tech and the School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Japanese American Nisei who made radio broadcasts during World War II in the United States and in post-war Japan.
Well known in Japan as a key figure in the establishment of modern broadcasting in post World War II Japan, his distinguished career included service at the United States Information Agency Voice of America, the American Embassy in Tokyo and the USIA Foreign Press Center. He was awarded the Kun Santo, the Third Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan for his contributions in promoting relations between the United States and Japan.