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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Hearings (134)

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Chiye Tomihiro Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-93-8)
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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 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 …

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. …

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"
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
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-165-33)
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Testifying before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
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
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