Pearl Harbor and aftermath

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, stunned the Japanese American community as much as the rest of the country. Many Issei (first generation) had been receiving news from their families in Japan and were aware of the growing tension between the two countries, but few thought that Japan would provoke the United States into war. Japanese Americans would again be shocked when immediately following the bombing, the FBI began going door to door making arrests. Any issei who was at all prominent was considered a potential spy, including Japanese association officers, language-school principals, and Buddhist priests. Without any meaningful due process, these men -- mostly heads of families -- were summarily separated from their wives and children and incarcerated.

World War II (216)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (118)

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298th/299th Infantry, December 7, 1941, Husband E. Kimmel, Walter Short

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An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-57-1)
vh An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-57-1)
Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Translated into …
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
Congressional record (ddr-densho-333-35)
doc Congressional record (ddr-densho-333-35)
Proceedings and debates of the 77th congress - second session. (some questions about Pearl Harbor)
Letter offering support from Japanese writers, journalists, and artists (ddr-densho-338-159)
doc Letter offering support from Japanese writers, journalists, and artists (ddr-densho-338-159)
A letter sent to the Office of Facts and Figures stating that Japanese wrtiers, journalists, and artists are willing to do what they can to help the United States Government after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-754)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-754)
Unemployment and aid request made to social services.
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies  meeting on January 6, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-761)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on January 6, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-761)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on January 6, 1942. Topics covered in the meeting include: reading of correspondence regarding Issei being detained by authorities, relief funds frozen as some of the account holders were Issei, Japanese American Citizens' League seeking advise, and violence by Filipino Americans against Japanese Americans.
Reports by Japanese American to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-747)
doc Reports by Japanese American to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-747)
Two reports filed by Japanese Americans in the weeks following Pearl Harbor. First report is regarding federal officers confiscating property. The second report is regarding lease status of service station.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-756)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-756)
Unemployment report and aid request made to social services.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-750)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-750)
Requesting advise regarding re-opening his business. Follow-up help sought to clarify if his business lease would be renewed.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-753)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-753)
Unemployment and aid request made to social services.
Travel Permit (ddr-densho-356-735)
doc Travel Permit (ddr-densho-356-735)
Travel permit for Yuriko Domoto to travel between Livingston and Oakland.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-748)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-748)
Requesting assistance with money and property improperly seized by law enforcement.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-749)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-749)
Japanese company seeking advise about withdrawing money from the bank to pay employees.
Transcript of internment hearing (ddr-densho-314-1)
doc Transcript of internment hearing (ddr-densho-314-1)
Besides the transcript of the internment hearing, this document also includes Kasuichi Takanishi's warrant of arrest.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
"Justice Dept. to Set Up Field Office in L.A." (p. 1), "Here're Questions Which You Must Answer When You File Claims" (p. 1), "Rules Pertaining to Contraband Disclosed by Justice Department" (p. 4).
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Taira, Dr Kikuo
Dr. George Suda (ddr-csujad-8-65)
doc Dr. George Suda (ddr-csujad-8-65)
Oral history interview with Dr. George Suda. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Suda, Dr George
Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
doc Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Akiko Suda. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Suda, Mrs Akiko
Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
doc Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
A statement by Sakae Watanabe. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Watanabe, Harry Sakae
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
doc Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
Oral history interview with Akira Yokomi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Yokomi, Akira
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