Pearl Harbor and aftermath

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, stunned the Japanese American community as much as the rest of the country. Many Issei (first generation) had been receiving news from their families in Japan and were aware of the growing tension between the two countries, but few thought that Japan would provoke the United States into war. Japanese Americans would again be shocked when immediately following the bombing, the FBI began going door to door making arrests. Any issei who was at all prominent was considered a potential spy, including Japanese association officers, language-school principals, and Buddhist priests. Without any meaningful due process, these men -- mostly heads of families -- were summarily separated from their wives and children and incarcerated.

World War II (34)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (13)
Events prior to Pearl Harbor (40)
Arrest, searches, and seizures (294)
Personal recollections (245)
Responses of non-Japanese Americans (119)
"War hysteria" (91)
Decision to incarcerate (88)
Martial law in Hawai'i

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
298th/299th Infantry, December 7, 1941, Husband E. Kimmel, Walter Short

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-51)
Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-24 and B 1-24. Selected article titles: "Tributes to the Nisei GIs" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-12), "During World War 2: Military Intelligence Trains 6,000 Nisei" (pp. A-1, A-11-A-12, A-14), "Antidote for Pearl Harbor Myths" (pp. A-1, A-16-A-17), and "Constitution of the National Japanese American Citizens League (Amended as of ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-50)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-12, B 1-12, C 1-12, and D 1-12. Selected article titles: "Sansei Returns to Tule Lake" (pp. A-1, A-3), "Fears in Tule Lake: Evacuees Remember Them" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-4), "Seattle Nihonmachi: Beat of the '20s and '30s" (pp. B-1, B-9-B-10), "Giri: Righteous Way: Inside Tanforan, Topaz" (pp. B-4, B-8-B-9), and ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 17 (October 25, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 17 (October 25, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-43)
Selected article titles: "Problems Facing Farmers Dependent upon 'Braceros' Detailed, Many Seem Resigned Program Will Continue for a Year More" (pp. 1-2), "Washington Newsletter: Civil Rights Battle" (p. 2), and "U.S. Gov't Will Pay for Property Claims Rising Out of Bombing on Pearl Harbor" (p. 3).
Congressional record (ddr-densho-333-35)
doc Congressional record (ddr-densho-333-35)
Proceedings and debates of the 77th congress - second session. (some questions about Pearl Harbor)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-50)
Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-32, B 1-64, and A 33-64. Selected article titles: "As Others See Us: An Overview" (pp. A-4, A-13, A-20), "The Dilemma of the 'Model Minority' Image" (p. A-14), "Minoru Yasui, 1916-1986: In Remembrance" (pp. B-1-B-2), "The Nisei of the 1800 Engineer General Service Battalion: An Untold Story" (pp. B-39-B-40 ...
Transcript of internment hearing (ddr-densho-314-1)
doc Transcript of internment hearing (ddr-densho-314-1)
Besides the transcript of the internment hearing, this document also includes Kasuichi Takanishi's warrant of arrest.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 22 (December 1, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 22 (December 1, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-48)
Selected article titles: "Fresno Teacher Heard Telling Class of Nisei Treachery After Pearl Harbor; JACLer Takes Immediate Remedial Action" (p. 1), "Chuman Urges Revival of Moral Principles to Strengthen America" (p. 1), and "Nisei-Sansei Juvenile Arrests in Southland Mount to Shocking Proportions, Says JAY" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 11 (March 15, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 11 (March 15, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-11)
Selected article titles: "Nebraska Passes Interracial Marriage Law" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: Nisei and Civil Rights Message" (p. 2), "Pearl Harbor 'Anti-Nisei Myths' Persist Even After 21 Years" (pp. 3-4), and "Vagaries: Matter of Civil Rights" (p. 5).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
"Justice Dept. to Set Up Field Office in L.A." (p. 1), "Here're Questions Which You Must Answer When You File Claims" (p. 1), "Rules Pertaining to Contraband Disclosed by Justice Department" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 24 (December 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 24 (December 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-50)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: American Image of Japan" (p. 1), "Final Report of U.S. Civil Rights Commission Urges All Branches of Government to Exert More Effort and Leadership Against Bias" (p. 1), "American Legion Press Release Recalls Hysteria Against Nisei in Pearl Harbor Feature; Tells of Heroism and Loyalty During War" (p. 3), and ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 14 (October 1, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 14 (October 1, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-39)
Selected article titles: "41st Div. Vets Still Pro-Iva" (p. 1), "Re-Enactment of Pearl Harbor Attack Shocks CLer Watching Reno Air Races" (p. 1), and "Utah's Nikkei Senior Citizen" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 19 (November 5, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 19 (November 5, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-44)
Selected article titles: "Petition for Toguri to Be Filed After Election" (p. 1), "Questions Over Pearl Harbor Opened" (pp. 1-2), "Wendy Trial Opens, Nisei Challenged for Jury" (pp. 1, 3), and "From the Frying Pan: The Nikkei of Texas" (p. 2).
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