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 Hon. Charles Royer (ddr-densho-67-134)
doc Testimony of Hon. Charles Royer (ddr-densho-67-134)
Written testimony of Hon. Charles Royer, Mayor of the City of Seattle. 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 Hideso John Nomura (ddr-densho-67-305)
doc Testimony of Hideso John Nomura (ddr-densho-67-305)
Written testimony of Hideso John Nomura, born in Kent, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Mae Fukui (ddr-densho-67-273)
doc Testimony of Mae Fukui (ddr-densho-67-273)
Written testimony of Mae Fukui, 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 Alice Sakura Kono (ddr-densho-67-201)
doc Testimony of Alice Sakura Kono (ddr-densho-67-201)
Written testimony of Alice Sakura Kono of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice."
Testimony of Kikuno Kimura (ddr-densho-67-301)
doc Testimony of Kikuno Kimura (ddr-densho-67-301)
Written testimony of Kikuno Kimura, 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.
Testimony of Minoru Masuda (ddr-densho-67-295)
doc Testimony of Minoru Masuda (ddr-densho-67-295)
Written testimony of Minoru Masuda, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Paper titled: "Japanese Americans: Injury and Redress." This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Robert Sato (ddr-densho-67-156)
doc Testimony of Robert Sato (ddr-densho-67-156)
Written testimony of Robert Sato of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and 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." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-251)
doc Testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-251)
Written testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Bernie Whitebear, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (ddr-densho-67-229)
doc Testimony of Bernie Whitebear, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (ddr-densho-67-229)
Written testimony of Bernie Whitebear, Executive Director of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi (ddr-densho-67-272)
doc Testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi (ddr-densho-67-272)
Written testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi, born in Meloland, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
doc Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
Written testimony of Roy Soejima, born in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, 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 Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
doc Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
Written testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka 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 "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Yoshio Tomita (ddr-densho-67-285)
doc Testimony of Yoshio Tomita (ddr-densho-67-285)
Written testimony of Yoshio Tomita, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at 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 Toshiko Toku (ddr-densho-67-194)
doc Testimony of Toshiko Toku (ddr-densho-67-194)
Written testimony of Toshiko Toku, born in Shizuoka City, 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 Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
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 submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita (ddr-densho-67-238)
doc Testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita (ddr-densho-67-238)
Written testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita of Brightwood, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of Nellie Woo (ddr-densho-67-286)
doc Testimony of Nellie Woo (ddr-densho-67-286)
Written testimony of Nellie Woo, titled: "Six Years After: The Evacuation Through the Eyes of a Nisei Case Worker." This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas S. Takemura (ddr-densho-67-153)
doc Testimony of Thomas S. Takemura (ddr-densho-67-153)
Written testimony of Thomas S. Takemura of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and then moved to Illinois. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
doc Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
Written testimony of Frank Niwa of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and 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 "Tule Lake Center."
Testimony of James P. Egawa (ddr-densho-67-210)
doc Testimony of James P. Egawa (ddr-densho-67-210)
Written testimony of James P. Egawa of Tacoma, 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 Louise M. Kamikawa (ddr-densho-67-191)
doc Testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa (ddr-densho-67-191)
Written testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa, Director of the National Pacific/Asian Resource Center on Aging. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact of Evacuation on the Elderly Japanese."
Testimony of Floyd Schmoe (ddr-densho-67-224)
doc Testimony of Floyd Schmoe (ddr-densho-67-224)
Written testimony of Floyd Schmoe of the American Friends Service Committee. 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 William B. Cate (ddr-densho-67-150)
doc Testimony of William B. Cate (ddr-densho-67-150)
Written testimony of William B. Cate, President-Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism."
Testimony of Patricia A. McFarlane (ddr-densho-67-173)
doc Testimony of Patricia A. McFarlane (ddr-densho-67-173)
Written testimony of Patricia A. McFarlane of Seattle, Washington. 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 Rose Inouye (ddr-densho-67-271)
doc Testimony of Rose Inouye (ddr-densho-67-271)
Written testimony of Rose Inouye, born in Florin, California. Incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center, California, the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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