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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Memorandum For Mr. L.M.C. Smith Chief, Special Defense Unit - RE: Apprehension of Japanese Alien Portland Field Division (ddr-one-5-91)
doc Memorandum For Mr. L.M.C. Smith Chief, Special Defense Unit - RE: Apprehension of Japanese Alien Portland Field Division (ddr-one-5-91)
Photocopy of a declassified memorandum from John Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation, to L.M.C. Smith, Chief, Special Defense Unit, letting him know that Keisaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien, was apprehended.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-58)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jun 22, 1943. In the upper center “6/28-43” is written in red pencil. Inside the envelope was a letter, in the center of the header is an "Examined" stamp. In the letter Teru writes about being ...
Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
doc Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
Oral history interview with Frank Suzuki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_SUZUKI_FRANK
Momoyo Mizuki (ddr-csujad-8-91)
doc Momoyo Mizuki (ddr-csujad-8-91)
Oral history interview with Momoyo Mizuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mizuki, Momoyo
Grace F. Oshita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1013-4-8)
vh Grace F. Oshita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1013-4-8)
Difficulties after father's pickup by FBI; preparing for mass removal
Roger Daniels Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1012-17-5)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1012-17-5)
FBI arrests and the effect on the Japanese American community (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 ...

Kazuo Shiroyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-6-2)
vh Kazuo Shiroyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-6-2)
Father and other Issei arrested by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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 ...

Albert A. Oyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-52-8)
vh Albert A. Oyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-52-8)
Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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 ...

Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-26-10)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-26-10)
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.

Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-5-3)
vh Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-5-3)
Memories of the FBI arrest of father

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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