Arrest, searches, and seizures

Many Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) can vividly recall their fathers being hauled off by FBI agents to unidentified destinations for an unknown duration. Not surprisingly, anxiety and uncertainty spread quickly after Pearl Harbor. Many precious heirlooms were burned by families wanting to rid themselves of any connection to Japan. FBI agents raided Japanese American homes, confiscating short wave radios, cameras, and books. With the systematic removal of Issei (first-generation) leaders, the Nisei -- children and teenagers for the most part -- were abruptly asked to represent the larger group as well as their own families. They found themselves translating FBI and military orders for their parents and helping to keep family businesses going.

World War II (27)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (10)
Arrest, searches, and seizures (294)

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Eiko Shibayama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-14-5)
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Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1010-4-11)
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Visiting father in jail

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Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1010-4-10)
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Father's arrest by the FBI

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Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-2-17)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; witnessing FBI's search of home

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Nelson Takeo Akagi Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1013-2-12)
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Family's fears that father would be arrested by the FBI: "Dad was petrified"
Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-56-5)
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Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-47-10)
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Witnessing father's arrest by FBI at a community program

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Mii Tai Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-186-11)
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Feelings after hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "that was a shocker"

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Misa Taketa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-436-7)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a search of home by the county sheriff
Mako Nakagawa Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-66-8)
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Mother's strength in father's absence during preparation for mass removal
Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-259-8)
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Witnessing round up of Issei men on Terminal Island

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Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-10-14)
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Father's arrest by the FBI following Pearl Harbor: a short goodbye and a three-year separation
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-193-13)
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Hearing rumors after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; destroying so-called 'contraband' items

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Fumiko M. Noji Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-72-25)
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Speculating on FBI's decision to pick up and detain husband after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Fumiko Hayashida Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-15-12)
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Family's response to FBI pick-up; preparing for mass removal
Seiko Edamatsu Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-195-15)
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Community and family responses to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Gene Akutsu Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-1-7)
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Memories of father's arrest by FBI, subsequent detention, family separation, and preparation for removal
Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-63-11)
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Being questioned by the FBI and released: one issei's response to the question of loyalty
Akira Otani Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-321-11)
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Father's arrest by the FBI

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