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 James Tsujimura (ddr-densho-67-241)
doc Testimony of James Tsujimura (ddr-densho-67-241)
Written testimony of Dr. James Tsujimura of Portland, Oregon. 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 Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of Shuzo Chris Kato (ddr-densho-67-177)
doc Testimony of Shuzo Chris Kato (ddr-densho-67-177)
Written testimony of Shuzo Chris Kato 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 "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Brian Aburano, Asian Law Association (ddr-densho-67-207)
doc Testimony of Brian Aburano, Asian Law Association (ddr-densho-67-207)
Written testimony of Brian Aburano, representing the Asian Law Association. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "On Redress."
Testimony of Edna J. Ellis and Paul W. Ellis (ddr-densho-67-308)
doc Testimony of Edna J. Ellis and Paul W. Ellis (ddr-densho-67-308)
Written testimony of Edna J. Ellis and Paul W. Ellis. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas T. Shigio (ddr-densho-67-175)
doc Testimony of Thomas T. Shigio (ddr-densho-67-175)
Written testimony of Thomas T. Shigio of Auburn, 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 "Economic Loss and Harassment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of June Oyama Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-183)
doc Testimony of June Oyama Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-183)
Written testimony of June Oyama Takahashi of Petersburg, Alaska. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Redress/Remedies."
Testimony of Haru Isaki (ddr-densho-67-186)
doc Testimony of Haru Isaki (ddr-densho-67-186)
Written testimony of Haru Isaki of Oakland, California. Incarcerated in the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Topaz Relocation Center." Personal information excised by Densho.
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 Hennings (ddr-densho-67-200)
doc Testimony of James Hennings (ddr-densho-67-200)
Written testimony of James Hennings. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss."
Testimony of Hiro Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-190)
doc Testimony of Hiro Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-190)
Written testimony of Hiro Nishimura of Seattle, Washington. 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 Shigeko Kitamoto (ddr-densho-67-266)
doc Testimony of Shigeko Kitamoto (ddr-densho-67-266)
Written testimony of Shigeko Kitamoto of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Sumie L. Itami (ddr-densho-67-221)
doc Testimony of Sumie L. Itami (ddr-densho-67-221)
Written testimony of Sumie L. Itami. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of A.W. Beeman (ddr-densho-67-244)
doc Testimony of A.W. Beeman (ddr-densho-67-244)
Written testimony of Br. General A.W. Beeman U.S.A. Ret. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Reparations."
Testimony of Joseph J. Thalhofer (ddr-densho-67-233)
doc Testimony of Joseph J. Thalhofer (ddr-densho-67-233)
Written testimony of Joseph J. Thalhofer, District Judge for Deschutes County, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Oregon Area Witnesses."
Testimony of E.P. Andrews (ddr-densho-67-197)
doc Testimony of E.P. Andrews (ddr-densho-67-197)
Written testimony of E.P. Andrews, publisher of the Sumner News-Index. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss."
Testimony of David Ishii (ddr-densho-67-182)
doc Testimony of David Ishii (ddr-densho-67-182)
Written testimony of David Ishii, representing Days of Remembrance. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Redress/Remedies."
Testimony of Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano (ddr-densho-67-159)
doc Testimony of Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano (ddr-densho-67-159)
Written testimony of Rev. Paul Makoto Nagano. Incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress."
Testimony of Frank H. Komoto (ddr-densho-67-302)
doc Testimony of Frank H. Komoto (ddr-densho-67-302)
Written testimony of Frank H. Komoto. 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 Seiyei Wakukawa (ddr-densho-67-145)
doc Testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa (ddr-densho-67-145)
Written testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa, born in Japan, immigrated to Hawaii at an early age. Incarcerated in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico. 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.
Testimonies of Tana Marumoto, Mrs. Azumano, Umato Matsushima, John T. Yoneyama and Ben Kasubuchi (ddr-densho-67-246)
doc Testimonies of Tana Marumoto, Mrs. Azumano, Umato Matsushima, John T. Yoneyama and Ben Kasubuchi (ddr-densho-67-246)
Written testimonies of Tana Marumoto, Mrs. Azumano, Umato Matsushima, John T. Yoneyama and Ben Kasubuchi. This set of testimonies was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact/Video Presentation."
Testimony of W.G. Kubrick (ddr-densho-67-245)
doc Testimony of W.G. Kubrick (ddr-densho-67-245)
Written testimony of W.G. Kubrick. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Reparations." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
doc Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
Written testimony of Tazu Suzuki, born in Ichi-ken, Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
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