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 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 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."
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 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.
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 Robert Y. Nakao (ddr-densho-67-257)
doc Testimony of Robert Y. Nakao (ddr-densho-67-257)
Written testimony of Robert Y. Nakao, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. 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.
Statement of Hon. John Spellman (ddr-densho-67-133)
doc Statement of Hon. John Spellman (ddr-densho-67-133)
Written statement by Hon. John Spellman, Governor of the State of Washington. 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 Alfred P. Galloway (ddr-densho-67-198)
doc Testimony of Alfred P. Galloway (ddr-densho-67-198)
Written testimony of Alfred P. Galloway, State Commander of the Department of Washington, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
doc Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
Written testimony of Hideko Aoki, born in Japan. 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 Anthony M. Mitrovich (ddr-densho-67-223)
doc Testimony of Anthony M. Mitrovich (ddr-densho-67-223)
Written testimony of Anthony M. Mitrovich. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate and Comparison of Centers."
Testimony of Tomio Moriguchi (ddr-densho-67-152)
doc Testimony of Tomio Moriguchi (ddr-densho-67-152)
Written testimony of Tomio Moriguchi, president of Uwajimaya. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Veterans."
Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
doc Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
Written testimony of Theresa Takayoshi 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 "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Teimei Tim Okimura (ddr-densho-67-255)
doc Testimony of Teimei Tim Okimura (ddr-densho-67-255)
Written testimony of Teimei Tim Okimura, born in Florin, California. Incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-265)
doc Testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-265)
Written testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama of 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 Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
doc Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
Written testimony of Yutaka Fujikado, 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.
Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
doc Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
Written testimony of Henry S. Itoi, 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.
Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
doc Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
Written testimony of Catherine Treadgold of San Francisco, California. Worked for the U.S. government during World War II. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Political Attitudes and Camp Treatment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Samuel T. Shoji (ddr-densho-67-178)
doc Testimony of Samuel T. Shoji (ddr-densho-67-178)
Written testimony of Samuel T. Shoji, 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 Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kiyoshi Patrick Okura (ddr-densho-67-281)
doc Testimony of Kiyoshi Patrick Okura (ddr-densho-67-281)
Written testimony of Kiyoshi Patrick Okura, born in Los Angeles, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Ken Nakano (ddr-densho-67-258)
doc Testimony of Ken Nakano (ddr-densho-67-258)
Written testimony of Ken Nakano, Seattle JACL historian and Lake Washington Redress Chairman. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
doc Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
Written testimony of Emi Somekawa of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the 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 "Family Impact and Justice." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Mark Murakami (ddr-densho-67-142)
doc Testimony of Mark Murakami (ddr-densho-67-142)
Written testimony of Mark Murakami, president of the Hongwanji Mission Society in 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 Emmet L. O'Connor (ddr-densho-67-187)
doc Testimony of Emmet L. O'Connor (ddr-densho-67-187)
Written testimony of Emmet L. O'Connor, Lt. Col. Infatry (Ret.), born in Hawaii. 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."
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