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.

Arrest, searches, and seizures (334)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Custodial detention / A-B-C list, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rikita Honda, Terminal Island, California

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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.
Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1008-5-6)
vh Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1008-5-6)
FBI visit following bombing of Pearl Harbor

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-25-4)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-25-4)
Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1007-8-10)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1007-8-10)
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-8-3)
vh Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-8-3)
Hearing of FBI round-ups within the Japanese American community
Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-27-14)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-27-14)
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)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-32-14)
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)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
FBI search of home and first arriving at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon

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Miyoko Uzaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-156-10)
vh Miyoko Uzaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-156-10)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, remembering arrests of community leaders
Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-168-9)
vh Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-168-9)
Hearing the news of Pearl Harbor bombing while in church choir rehearsal
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