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 (329)

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

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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
Yutaka Inokuchi Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-320-12)
vh Yutaka Inokuchi Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-320-12)
Father's arrest 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.

Frank Kitamoto Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-35-6)
vh Frank Kitamoto Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-35-6)
Father's arrest by FBI: speculating on possible reasons
James
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?"
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.

Mas Akiyama Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-188-17)
vh Mas Akiyama Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-188-17)
Memories of Isseis' arrest by FBI during a wedding on December 7, 1941

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.

Mako Nakagawa Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-66-6)
vh Mako Nakagawa Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-66-6)
FBI search of family home, men running their hands through the rice
Susumu Oshima Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-283-13)
vh Susumu Oshima Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-283-13)
Visiting father at the Kiliauea Military Camp

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Jane Komeiji Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-406-11)
vh Jane Komeiji Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-406-11)
The aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: being visited by the FBI

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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
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

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Minoru Tajii Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-394-16)
vh Minoru Tajii Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-394-16)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Father's arrest by the FBI

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Sumi Okamoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-192-11)
vh Sumi Okamoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-192-11)
Wedding day: December 7, 1941

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.

John Kats Marumoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-322-12)
vh John Kats Marumoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-322-12)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father's arrest 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 ...

Tad Sato Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-82-16)
vh Tad Sato Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-82-16)
Visiting father at the Kooskia internment camp, Idaho

Due to technical difficulties, this interview has audio problems in its second half.

Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-57)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama. Postmarked Jun 17, 1943. In red pencil β€œ6/23/43” is written above the address. Inside is a letter about a recent trip to Idaho Falls for shopping. Teru bought some fabric to make some new dresses and she bought ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Yoshi Sato (ddr-one-5-42)
Envelope addressed to Mr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Yoshio Sato at Minidoka. Postmarked November 11, 1942. In red pencil β€œDec 15, 42” is written. Along the right edge of the envelope is a white sticker, on the back side of the envelope it reads "U.S.A. 269." Inside the envelope is a letter ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Lois Sato (ddr-one-5-18)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Lois Sato at the Portland Assembely Center. Postmarked Jul 9, 1942. On the left side of the front of the postcard is a red Censored stamp with an unknown signature. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten message from Lois Sato. She writes about ...
Duplicate of 2016.23.09 (ddr-one-5-104)
doc Duplicate of 2016.23.09 (ddr-one-5-104)
Duplicate of 2016.23.09. Stamped "JAN 15 1942" in upper right hand corner.
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