Hearings

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created on July 30, 1980, by an act of Congress. The CWRIC was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies. Hearings were conducted by the CWRIC in 20 cities across the nation beginning in 1981. Testimonies of former camp inmates given at these hearings -- along with exhaustive research -- provided the basis for the CWRIC report 'Personal Justice Denied.' These hearings were the turning point of the redress movement. Former opponents of redress were won over after the hearings. The often emotional testimony was also a catharsis for the Japanese American community, as many former incarceration camp survivors spoke of their experience in public for the first time.

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Letter to Joan Bernstein from W.G. Kubick (ddr-densho-122-289)
doc Letter to Joan Bernstein from W.G. Kubick (ddr-densho-122-289)
Regarding Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment (CWRIC) hearings, personal information redacted.
Letter to Joan Bernstein from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-199)
doc Letter to Joan Bernstein from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-199)
Re: addressing the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC). Personal information redacted.
Letter requesting testimony of Arthur Yakabi to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-1)
doc Letter requesting testimony of Arthur Yakabi to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-1)
Letter from the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians asking Arthur Yakabi to provide testimony at the New York Hearings on November 23, 1981.
Arthur Yakabi's Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-2)
doc Arthur Yakabi's Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-2)
Copy of Arthur Yakabi's testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians detailing his experiences being deported from Peru and sent to various American Concentration Camps.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Mine Okubo (ddr-densho-356-632)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Mine Okubo (ddr-densho-356-632)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mine Okubo. Mine writes to thank Yuri for photographs of Mine at the Redress hearings.
Tonko Doi Interview Segment 18 (ddr-chi-1-19-18)
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Attending the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings
Gary Yamagiwa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-chi-1-7-9)
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Attending the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings
Alan Nishio Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-450-17)
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Testifying at the hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians: "It was powerful"
Bert Nakano Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-67-5)
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Ensuring that Japanese-speaking testimony would be heard at the Los Angeles hearings

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 …

William Marutani Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-44-9)
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Striving for impartiality during the commission hearings

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. …

William Marutani Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-44-16)
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Impact of the commission hearings on the Japanese American community

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 …

William Marutani Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-44-17)
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Opposition to redress at the hearings

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 …

William Marutani Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-44-18)
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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 …

William Marutani Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-44-8)
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The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; shock, surprise, and rage

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, …

Chiye Tomihiro Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-93-8)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-93-8)
Impact of the commission hearings

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 …

Chiye Tomihiro Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-93-10)
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Commission hearings' attention from the non-Nikkei community

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. …

Chiye Tomihiro Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-93-7)
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Getting people to testify at the Chicago hearings

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 …

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