On the appointed "evacuation day," thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.
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This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.
Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.