Seattle, Washington hearings

Hearings were held by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) in Seattle, Washington, on September 9-11, 1981. Written testimonies were submitted by former camp inmates and others, and some individuals were chosen to testify in person before the Commission. The hearings were conducted in 20 cities across the nation, and in 1982 the CWRIC issued its report 'Personal Justice Denied.' Ultimately, the CWRIC recommended, among other things, $20,000 individual compensation to those incarcerated and a formal government apology.

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Testimony of William
doc Testimony of William "Bill" Kawata (ddr-densho-67-208)
Written testimony of William "Bill" Kawata of Alaska. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress."
Testimony of Raymond Y. Okamura (ddr-densho-67-294)
doc Testimony of Raymond Y. Okamura (ddr-densho-67-294)
Written testimony of Raymond Y. Okamura. The paper is titled: "The Myth of Census Confidentiality." This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Robert T. Mizukami (ddr-densho-67-188)
doc Testimony of Robert T. Mizukami (ddr-densho-67-188)
Written testimony of Robert T. Murakami, of Fife, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Frank Hisayasu (ddr-densho-67-174)
doc Testimony of Frank Hisayasu (ddr-densho-67-174)
Written testimony of Frank Hisayasu of Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Loss and Harassment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
doc Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
Written testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
doc Testimony of Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
Written testimony of Hide Shimomura. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen (ddr-densho-67-136)
doc Testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen (ddr-densho-67-136)
Written testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen, Sentator, Washington State Senate. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Statements by Public Officials."
Testimony of Wayne L. Williams (ddr-densho-67-298)
doc Testimony of Wayne L. Williams (ddr-densho-67-298)
Written testimony of Wayne L. Williams. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Ray Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-211)
doc Testimony of Ray Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-211)
Written testimony of Ray Yamamoto, born in Fife, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Sally Kazama, Asian/Pacific Women's Caucus (ddr-densho-67-227)
doc Testimony of Sally Kazama, Asian/Pacific Women's Caucus (ddr-densho-67-227)
Written testimony of Sally Kazama, co-chairperson of the Asian/Pacific Women's Caucus. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Franklin Odo (ddr-densho-67-140)
doc Testimony of Franklin Odo (ddr-densho-67-140)
Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Henry Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-143)
doc Testimony of Henry Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-143)
Written testimony of Henry Tanaka, from Hawaii. He was incarcerated at Sand Island and Honouliuli internment camps, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-219)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-219)
Written testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of Joseph D. Nakatsu (ddr-densho-67-189)
doc Testimony of Joseph D. Nakatsu (ddr-densho-67-189)
Written testimony of Joseph D. Nakatsu. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans."
Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
doc Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
Written testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Warren A. Witte (ddr-densho-67-151)
doc Testimony of Warren A. Witte (ddr-densho-67-151)
Written testimony of Warren A. Witte, Executive Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism."
Testimony of Kara Kondo (ddr-densho-67-213)
doc Testimony of Kara Kondo (ddr-densho-67-213)
Written testimony of Kara Kondo of Yakima, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Prewar Climate, Family Impact and Reparation." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
doc Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
Written testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira, born in Japan. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kusunosuke Kino (ddr-densho-67-193)
doc Testimony of Kusunosuke Kino (ddr-densho-67-193)
Written testimony of Kusunosuke Kino. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers."
Testimony of Robert Sadamu Shimabukuro (ddr-densho-67-243)
doc Testimony of Robert Sadamu Shimabukuro (ddr-densho-67-243)
Written testimony of Robert Sadamu Shimabukuro. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Reparations."
Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
doc Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
Written testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Documents Illustrating Camp Experiences and Attitudes."
Testimony of Ron Wakabayashi (ddr-densho-67-212)
doc Testimony of Ron Wakabayashi (ddr-densho-67-212)
Written testimony of Ron Wakabayashi, born in Reno, Nevada. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Jim H. Akutsu (ddr-densho-67-160)
doc Testimony of Jim H. Akutsu (ddr-densho-67-160)
Written testimony of Jim H. Akutsu of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
doc Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
Written testimony of Iwao Kosaka, born in Honolulu Hawaii. Spent most of childhood in Japan, incarcerated in Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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