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 (97)
Arrest, searches, and seizures (336)

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Custodial detention / A-B-C list, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rikita Honda, Terminal Island, California

336 items
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vh James "Turk" Suzuki Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-204-11)
Visiting father after his arrest by FBI and asking guard, "What sort of justice is this?"
Yukiko Miyake Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-49-25)
vh Yukiko Miyake Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-49-25)
Feelings of resentment toward the FBI after a neighbor's arrest: "He was just a harmless old man..."
Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-190-13)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-190-13)
Recalling the period following Pearl Harbor: barred from taking photos as editor of school annual

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.

Yukiko Miyake Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-49-22)
vh Yukiko Miyake Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-49-22)
Husband's pickup and detention by the FBI, ostracization by the community
Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-190-12)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-190-12)
Feeling uncomfortable upon returning to school; hearing of FBI arrests

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.

Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-9-9)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-9-9)
Witnessing pick-up of father by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-319-14)
vh Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-319-14)
Home is searched by two young military officers

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 in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Hisaji Q. Sakai Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-475-4)
vh Hisaji Q. Sakai Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-475-4)
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-10-25)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-10-25)
Limited contact with father, censored letters of life in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-10-14)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-10-14)
Father's arrest by the FBI following Pearl Harbor: a short goodbye and a three-year separation
Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-432-21)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-432-21)
Hearing about arrests of community members after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. 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 ...

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-148-21)
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-148-21)
Seeing a photo of father being picked up by FBI in local newspaper; coping with life without father
Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-148-18)
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-148-18)
Visiting father at the immigration office: he passes a clandestine message to mother
Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-459-4)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-459-4)
Memories of father being picked up by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, visiting him at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station
Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-298-9)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-298-9)
Witnessing the arrest of father by the FBI

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 in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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