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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Mitsue Matsui Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1008-3-6)
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FBI roundup of Japanese community leaders after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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

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

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 ...

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-7-7)
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Being questioned by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories ...

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

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 ...

George Iseri Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-40-16)
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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.

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

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 ...

Lily Kajiwara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-manz-1-105-7)
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FBI ransacking of family home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Taketora Jim Tanaka Interview Segment 8 (ddr-manz-1-50-8)
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Dealing with restrictions following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Misa Taketa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-436-9)
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A farm employee visits father at the immigration station on behalf of the family
Tom Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-47-22)
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Being picked up by the FBI and detained by the INS after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-135-10)
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Tosh's memory of father's love of early movie cameras, and discussion of items taken by the FBI during wartime raid
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