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 (66)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (112)
Arrest, searches, and seizures (345)

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Masamizu Kitajima Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-287-12)
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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father hides funds collected to build the church before being arrested by the FBI

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Masamizu Kitajima Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-287-15)
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Enduring harassment by the FBI after father's arrest

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Fred Matsumura Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-46-7)
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Community responses to Pearl Harbor: no animosity towards Japanese Americans in Hawaii; FBI pick-ups

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Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-54-5)
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Coping with father's arrest after 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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George Iseri Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-40-16)
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Father's arrest by the FBI

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Lury Sato Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-6-5)
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Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-22-9)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; father's arrest by the FBI

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Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-66-9)
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Remembering father's arrest by the FBI

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Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-27-14)
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The effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the Hood River Japanese American community

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George Azumano Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-32-14)
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Father's arrest by the FBI: "We were bitter about it"

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Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
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FBI search of home and first arriving at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon

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Sab Akiyama Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-48-9)
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Witnessing FBI raid of family home

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Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-67-3)
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An upsetting visit by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Father's arrest by FBI

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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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