Minoru Yasui

On March 28, 1942, Minoru Yasui intentionally violated curfew orders in Portland, Oregon, and then walked into a police station, demanding to be arrested. A lawyer and U.S. Army reserve officer, Yasui had worked at the Japanese consulate in Chicago. After Pearl Harbor he had been pressed into active duty, but subsequently was rejected for formal induction because of his Japanese ancestry. Yasui made himself a test case because he objected to the military orders that violated his rights as a citizen. Yasui was ultimately convicted of violating the curfew.

World War II (66)
Resistance and dissidence (69)
Supreme Court cases (13)
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A.L. Wirin, Yasui v. United States, Minoru Yasui

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Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1012-3-14)
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The importance of the coram nobis cases (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1012-3-9)
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Thoughts on the Japanese American Citizens League's wartime stance (audio only)

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Gus J. Solomon Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1012-10-1)
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Getting involved with Min Yasui's case as an ACLU lawyer (audio only)

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Peter Irons Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1012-16-8)
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Min Yasui's fine and prison sentence (audio only)

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Peter Irons Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-16-6)
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Min Yasui's resistance and arrest (audio only)

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Dale Minami Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-141-29)
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Recalling a telephone conversation in which Dale "crossed swords" with Min Yasui
Peter Irons Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-127-14)
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Volunteering to testify before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians; assembling legal team, contacting Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Min Yasui
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vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-124-3)
Memories of a visit from Minoru Yasui, "his conviction really inspired me"

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

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