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 (131)
Seattle, Washington hearings (202)

202 items
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 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 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 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 Frank A. Tsuboi (ddr-densho-67-158)
doc Testimony of Frank A. Tsuboi (ddr-densho-67-158)
Written testimony of Frank A. Tsuboi of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at 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 "Evacuation Impact and Redress."
Testimony of Kinuko Higo (ddr-densho-67-312)
doc Testimony of Kinuko Higo (ddr-densho-67-312)
Written testimony of Kinuko Higo, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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