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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Seattle, Washington hearings (202)

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Testimony of Kiyoshi Yumibe (ddr-densho-67-299)
doc Testimony of Kiyoshi Yumibe (ddr-densho-67-299)
Written testimony of Kiyoshi Yumibe of Tacoma, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Misayo Kumakuro (ddr-densho-67-263)
doc Testimony of Misayo Kumakuro (ddr-densho-67-263)
Written testimony of Misayo Kumakuro, born in Santa Anna, California. Incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki (ddr-densho-67-310)
doc Testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki (ddr-densho-67-310)
Written testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center 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 C.F.
doc Testimony of C.F. "Chet." Straw (ddr-densho-67-172)
Written testimony of C.F. "Chet." Straw. 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 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 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 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 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 Ichiro Nagatani (ddr-densho-67-260)
doc Testimony of Ichiro Nagatani (ddr-densho-67-260)
Written testimony of Ichiro Nagatani of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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.
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 Mitsue Furuta (ddr-densho-67-274)
doc Testimony of Mitsue Furuta (ddr-densho-67-274)
Written testimony of Mitsue Furuta of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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 Jeanne M. Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-289)
doc Testimony of Jeanne M. Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-289)
Written testimony of Jeanne M. Tanaka of Spokane, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of John Kanda (ddr-densho-67-365)
doc Testimony of John Kanda (ddr-densho-67-365)
Written testimony of John Masayoshi Kanda of Auburn, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. 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 Hideo Hashimoto (oral) (ddr-densho-67-239)
doc Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (oral) (ddr-densho-67-239)
Oral testimony of Hideo Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
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."
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