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.

Seattle, Washington hearings (193)

193 items
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
doc Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
Written testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira, born in Japan. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers." 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 Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
doc Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
Written testimony of Lois Kaneko, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in 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 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 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 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 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 Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, 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 Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
doc Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
Written testimony of Susumu Sato of Olympia, Washington. Incarcerated in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Mako Nakagawa Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-66-28)
vh Mako Nakagawa Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-66-28)
Getting involved in the redress movement and testifying for father at commission hearings
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-125-7)
Testifying before Congressional Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) in support of redress

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-372)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-372)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty ...
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