William Marutani Segment 18

Background information (ddr-densho-1000-44-1) - 00:01:23
Serving in the U.S. occupation forces in Japan, confronting racism while in uniform (ddr-densho-1000-44-2) - 00:01:09
Family in Japan, war is hell (ddr-densho-1000-44-3) - 00:02:40
Getting involved in the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-44-4) - 00:02:31
Researching the litigation option, "justiciable controversy" and writ of error coram nobis (ddr-densho-1000-44-5) - 00:03:30
The Mitsuye Endo case, justice delayed (ddr-densho-1000-44-6) - 00:03:09
The decision to form a commission (ddr-densho-1000-44-7) - 00:01:43
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; shock, surprise, and rage (ddr-densho-1000-44-8) - 00:03:10
Striving for impartiality during the commission hearings (ddr-densho-1000-44-9) - 00:00:47
Deciding to accept the commission appointment (ddr-densho-1000-44-10) - 00:02:58
Dealing with the criticism and scrutiny of being on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-1000-44-11) - 00:01:15
Being the only Japanese American on the commission, knowing the facts (ddr-densho-1000-44-12) - 00:02:52
Larger awareness of Japanese American history (ddr-densho-1000-44-13) - 00:03:12
Having faith in the facts (ddr-densho-1000-44-14) - 00:03:21
The commission meetings, very little discussion (ddr-densho-1000-44-15) - 00:01:07
Impact of the commission hearings on the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-44-16) - 00:04:33
Opposition to redress at the hearings (ddr-densho-1000-44-17) - 00:01:48
The impact of the commission hearings on non-Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-44-18) - 00:00:46
The decision to form a commission (ddr-densho-1000-44-19) - 00:02:23
The commission findings and recommendations, a pragmatic approach (ddr-densho-1000-44-20) - 00:01:34
Preparing the commission's recommendations (ddr-densho-1000-44-21) - 00:01:53
Looking back on the accomplishments of the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-44-22) - 00:01:31
Thoughts on the significance of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-1000-44-23) - 00:01:39
Reasons for the success of redress (ddr-densho-1000-44-24) - 00:00:58
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-44-25) - 00:01:04
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The impact of the commission hearings on non-Japanese Americans

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The interviews therefore focused primarily on a single topic, namely, the narrator's role in the redress movement.

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September 11, 1997

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William Marutani

William Marutani Interview

00:52:56 — 25 segments

September 11, 1997

University of CA, Los Angeles

Nisei male. Born March 31, 1923, in Kent, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Philadelphia judge. Only Japanese American member appointed to serve on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC). Mr. Marutani passed away November 15, 2004.

(This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The interviews therefore focused primarily on a single topic, namely, the narrator's role in the redress movement.)

Becky Fukuda, interviewer; Gary Kawaguchi, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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