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.

Minoru Yasui (32)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
A.L. Wirin, Yasui v. United States, Minoru Yasui

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 12 (October 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 12 (October 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-37)
Selected article titles: "On 'Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution'" (pp. 1-2), "JACL Director Responds: California Releases UCB Report" (pp. 1, 6), "Supreme Court Denies Latest Bid in Yasui Case" (pp. 1, 5), and "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: After H.R. 442: Action Alert" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 2 (January 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 2 (January 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-2)
Selected article titles: "Broadcaster's Remarks Add to Black-Asian Tensions in Pa." (pp. 1-2), "Family, Attorneys to Continue Yasui Appeal" (pp. 1, 8), "Third Try: Redress Bill Is Introduced in 100th Congress" (p. 1), and "Arizona, Florida Next?: Proposition 63 Forces Plan Campaigns in Other States" (pp. 1, 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 15 (November 6, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 15 (November 6, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-40)
Selected article titles: "Diaries Returned: Wartime Distrust Followed Soldiers Across the Pacific" (p. 1), "Market Crash Halts Vote on S.1009" (p. 1), "Hearing on Anti-Asian Violence Set" (pp. 1, 5), and "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: Gone But Not Forgotten" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 14 (April 10, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 14 (April 10, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-14)
Edition contains a 4 page travel section between pages 6 and 7. Selected article titles: "Yasui's Petition Dismissed; High Court Review Sought" (p. 1), "State Bill Proposed to Fund Film about JA Internment" (pp. 1, 3), "Ex-Internee Chronicles WW2 Experience" (p. 8), and "Supported by 'English First': English-Language Law Debated in New York" (p. 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 2 (July 10-17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 2 (July 10-17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-27)
Selected article titles: "Houston Judge Rejects Claim of Discrimination" (pp. 1-2), "Bork's Nomination Seen as Threat to Class Action Suit" (p. 1), "Yasui Family Requests Court to Review Coram Nobis Case" (p. 1), and "Survey Underway: How Charitable Are Asian Americans?" (pp. 3, 7).
Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1012-3-5)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1012-3-5)
Making the decision to violate the curfew; difficulty getting arrested (audio only)

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

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 ...

Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1012-3-11)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1012-3-11)
Vague recollections of hearing; memories of solitary confinement (audio only)

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

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 ...

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