Japanese American community responses

World War II (20)
Mass removal ("evacuation") (29)
Japanese American community responses (69)

69 items
Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-2-6)
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Thoughts on the Japanese American Citizens League and the organization's involvement in the World War II incarceration

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 ...

Fred Matsumura Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-46-7)
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Community responses to Pearl Harbor: no animosity towards Japanese Americans in Hawaii; FBI pick-ups

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers ...

The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
"Justice Dept. to Set Up Field Office in L.A." (p. 1), "Here're Questions Which You Must Answer When You File Claims" (p. 1), "Rules Pertaining to Contraband Disclosed by Justice Department" (p. 4).
doc "Chairman Asking For Co-operation With Army Heads" (ddr-densho-96-24)
Full headline: "Chairman Asking For Co-operation With Army Heads. Federal Authorities Kindly In Course; Promise Given To Soften Hardship. Council Needing Help."
doc "Dislocations Hit California Young" (ddr-densho-96-15)
Full headline: "Dislocations Hit California Young. National Headquarters And All Chapters Busy Lending Assistance; Jobs Lost In Civil Service; No More Later. Los Angeles Will Make Survey"
Henry Miyatake Interview I Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-53-20)
vh Henry Miyatake Interview I Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-53-20)
Building a suitcase with a false bottom after talking with Jewish classmate
Daniel Inouye Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-28-5)
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The call for military volunteers: running to sign up

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in ...

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-1-3)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-1-3)
Personal as well as community reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-6-2)
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Facing a hostile reaction in school and community following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-76-32)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-76-32)
Attending a JACL meeting after the war started

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Nisei man leaving Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-183)
img Nisei man leaving Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-183)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Harry Konda leaves the quarters of the Japanese American Citizens League of this township for the last time. He is about to board the first bus for the Tanforan Assembly center to which all people of Japanese ancestry of this community are being evacuated on this day. He is wearing his identification ...
Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-195)
img Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-195)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry waiting in front of the Japanese American Citizens League quarters for evacuation buses which will take them to the Tanforan Assembly center.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 58 (July 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-225)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 58 (July 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-225)
"ADC Will Meet to Discuss Funds for Claims Unit" (p. 1), "Pfc. Takahashi Services Held" (p. 1).
doc "Federal Officials Send JACL Praise" (ddr-densho-96-5)
Full headline: "Federal Officials Send JACL Praise. State, Navy And Justice Departments Are Appreciative Of Messages Of Assurances Sent By Headquarters. Wire Pledge Given to Roosevelt"
Shosuke Sasaki Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-78-16)
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Struggle for resources and leadership in camp, and the plot to murder Jimmy Sakamoto
Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-129-12)
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Role of the Emergency Defense Council after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Fred Hirasuna Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-122-29-7)
vh Fred Hirasuna Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-122-29-7)
Thoughts on the wartime stance of the JACL: "I think it was the real practical thing to do"

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection ...

Fred Hirasuna Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-122-29-4)
vh Fred Hirasuna Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-122-29-4)
Defense of the Japanese American Citizens League's wartime stance

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing ...

Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-98-32)
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Defending the Japanese American Citizens League's role during the mass removal: "It's very easy to say things...in hindsight, but at the time..."
Japanese American Citizens League bulletin board (ddr-densho-151-212)
img Japanese American Citizens League bulletin board (ddr-densho-151-212)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Bulletin board in Japanese American Citizens League office, during period when farmers of Japanese ancestry were preparing for evacuation. Farmers and other evacuees will be given opportunities to follow their callings at War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
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