Hearings

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created on July 30, 1980, by an act of Congress. The CWRIC was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies. Hearings were conducted by the CWRIC in 20 cities across the nation beginning in 1981. Testimonies of former camp inmates given at these hearings -- along with exhaustive research -- provided the basis for the CWRIC report 'Personal Justice Denied.' These hearings were the turning point of the redress movement. Former opponents of redress were won over after the hearings. The often emotional testimony was also a catharsis for the Japanese American community, as many former incarceration camp survivors spoke of their experience in public for the first time.

Redress and reparations (349)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (12)
Hearings (37)
Seattle, Washington hearings (192)
Washington, D.C. hearings (17)

37 items
William Marutani Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-44-8)
vh William Marutani Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-44-8)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; shock, surprise, and rage

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule ...

Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
doc Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings. It gives a list of dates and times as well as the location and telephone numbers for more information.
Chizuko Norton Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-73-40)
vh Chizuko Norton Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-73-40)
Impact of redress commission hearings, releasing the anger
Cherry Kinoshita Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-34-19)
vh Cherry Kinoshita Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-34-19)
The cathartic and educational aspects of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 10 (September 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 10 (September 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-35)
Edition contains Scholarship Supplement, A-D, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "'Little Girl in Picture' Nets House Co-Sponsor" (p. 1), "NCJAR Asks Supreme Court to Review Suit" (pp. 1, 7), "East Wind: Meanwhile, Up in Canada" (p. 4), and "Preventive Measures Urged to Curb Violence" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No.  9 (March 7, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 9 (March 7, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-9)
Selected article titles: "Solidarity Stressed at L.A. DOR" (pp. 1, 12), "H.R. 442 Hearings to Be Rescheduled" (p. 1), "East Wind: U.S.-Japan Relations (Part 2)" (p. 4), and "DOR Rekindles Interest in Redress" (p. 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 18 (May 9, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 18 (May 9, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-18)
Selected article titles: "Emotions Run High at House Hearing" (pp. 1, 7), "Reagan Administration Opposes Bill" (pp. 1, 7), "Internment Recalled in Calif. Desert" (pp. 1, 10), and "Scholar to Speak on Picture Brides' Story" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
Selected article titles: "Hearing on Aleut Redress Slated" (p. 1), "Seabrook: A Story of Resilience" (pp. 1, 8), "History Students Get First-Hand Account of Japanese American WW2 Experience" (p. 3), and "The PC Editor Search" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
Selected article titles: "Apr. 28 New Date for Hearings" (p. 1), "Researcher Takes Issue with Anti-Bilingual Ballot Arguments" (pp. 3, 7), "East Wind: Japanese Peruvians, Part II" (p. 4), and "By the Board: Who's at the Helm?" (p. 5).
William Marutani Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-44-18)
vh William Marutani Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-44-18)
The impact of the commission hearings on non-Japanese Americans

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to ...

Redress hearing notice (ddr-densho-102-38)
doc Redress hearing notice (ddr-densho-102-38)
Announcement of hearing dates for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.
William Marutani Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-44-16)
vh William Marutani Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-44-16)
Impact of the commission hearings on the Japanese American community

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited ...

Susan Hayase Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-13-4)
vh Susan Hayase Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-13-4)
Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC), San Jose, California, role in organizing hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were ...

Susan Hayase Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-13-6)
vh Susan Hayase Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-13-6)
Getting people to testify at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; death of the "quiet American" stereotype, and legacy of the redress movement

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA ...

Susan Hayase Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-13-5)
vh Susan Hayase Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-13-5)
Getting people to testify at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference ...

Bert Nakano Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-67-5)
vh Bert Nakano Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-67-5)
Ensuring that Japanese-speaking testimony would be heard at the Los Angeles hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews ...

Commission testimony (ddr-densho-102-39)
doc Commission testimony (ddr-densho-102-39)
This testimony by the American Friends Service Committee was submitted to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.
William Marutani Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-44-17)
vh William Marutani Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-44-17)
Opposition to redress at the hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The ...

Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako
doc Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-5)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Katrina Shores, Special Assistant to the Chair of the Commission on Wartime Relocation (January 11, 1982). It encloses a draft copy of Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation she gave at the hearing on August 13, 1981 in San Francisco, California. Envelope is postmarked January 20, 1982 ...
Harry Kawahara Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-368-18)
vh Harry Kawahara Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-368-18)
Working for redress: helping with witness testimonies for the commission hearings

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ...

Susan Hayase Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-13-7)
vh Susan Hayase Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-13-7)
Relationship between the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee and the Japanese American Citizens League during Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and ...

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-165-33)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-165-33)
Testifying before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
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