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.

Redress and reparations (812)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (54)
Hearings (133)
Seattle, Washington hearings (202)

202 items
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 Elizabeth Begert Dunbar (ddr-densho-67-138)
doc Testimony of Elizabeth Begert Dunbar (ddr-densho-67-138)
Written testimony of Elizabeth Begert Dunbar, Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian American Affairs. 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 Victor H. Kihara (ddr-densho-67-267)
doc Testimony of Victor H. Kihara (ddr-densho-67-267)
Written testimony of Victor H. Kihara, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the 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 Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
doc Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
Written testimony of Alex Gottfried, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Kathleen Murakami (ddr-densho-67-162)
doc Testimony of Kathleen Murakami (ddr-densho-67-162)
Written testimony of Kathleen Murakami of Seattle, Washington. 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 Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
doc Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
Written testimony of Misao Sakamoto 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 "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kiyoshi Yabuki (ddr-densho-67-154)
doc Testimony of Kiyoshi Yabuki (ddr-densho-67-154)
Written testimony of Kiyoshi Yabuki of Bellevue, Washington. Served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
doc Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
Written testimony of Patsy Saiki of Honolulu, 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 Denny T. Yasuhara (ddr-densho-67-220)
doc Testimony of Denny T. Yasuhara (ddr-densho-67-220)
Written testimony of Denny T. Yasuhara of Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
doc Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
Written testimony of George Murakami of Sumner, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the 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 Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-247)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-247)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of James M. Itami (ddr-densho-67-278)
doc Testimony of James M. Itami (ddr-densho-67-278)
Written testimony of James M. Itami of Sumner, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kip Tokuda (ddr-densho-67-287)
doc Testimony of Kip Tokuda (ddr-densho-67-287)
Written testimony of Kip Tokuda. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Arthur G. Barnett (ddr-densho-67-148)
doc Testimony of Arthur G. Barnett (ddr-densho-67-148)
Written testimony of Arthur G. Barnett, Chairman of the Japanese-American Emergency Committe of the Seattle Council of Churches. Mr. Barnett was also the first legal contact for Gordon Hirabayashi. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism." Personal information excised …
Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
doc Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
Written testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
doc Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
Written testimony of Masao Takahashi. Incarcerated in Missoula internment camp, Montana, Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico, and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers."
Testimony of George I. Azumano (ddr-densho-67-234)
doc Testimony of George I. Azumano (ddr-densho-67-234)
Written testimony of George I. Azumano of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination Incurred as Veteran and Citizen."
Testimony of Lawson Fusao Inada (ddr-densho-67-168)
doc Testimony of Lawson Fusao Inada (ddr-densho-67-168)
Written testimony of Lawson Fusao Inada of Ashland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "WRA Policies, Effects of 'Loyalty' Oath."
Testimony of Kikue Kikuchi Rich (ddr-densho-67-306)
doc Testimony of Kikue Kikuchi Rich (ddr-densho-67-306)
Written testimony of Kikue Kikuchi Rich, born in Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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