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.

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Pearl Harbor and aftermath (118)

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Naoichi Shohara (ddr-csujad-8-64)
doc Naoichi Shohara (ddr-csujad-8-64)
Oral history interview with Naoichi Shohara. 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 Shohara, Naoichi
Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
doc Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
Oral history interview with Teruye [Terue] Ogawa. 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 Ogawa, Teruye
Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
doc Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
Oral history interview with Stanley Masashi Nagata. 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 Nagata, Stanley Masashi
Masayoshi Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-8-67)
doc Masayoshi Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-8-67)
Oral history interview with Masayoshi Sugimoto. 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 Sugimoto, Masayoshi
Nisei and Issei find that this is America (ddr-csujad-19-44)
doc Nisei and Issei find that this is America (ddr-csujad-19-44)
This is an article from the "Magazine of America," published on June 5, 1943, by Yoichi Matsuda which describes the life of the people of Japanese ancestry and their fear of the mob and the "FBI" after Japan executed a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Hawaii shows Japan and Asia (ddr-csujad-19-40)
doc Hawaii shows Japan and Asia (ddr-csujad-19-40)
This is an article by Charles S. Bouslog from the magazine "Asia and the Americas," vol. 43, no. 2 (February 1943) which describes the life of the people of Japanese ancestry in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Bulletin, no. 6, September 4, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-2)
doc Bulletin, no. 6, September 4, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-2)
Bulletin No. 6, titled: Remember Pearl Harbor. Decrying misinformation accusing people of Japanese descent of sabotage during the attack on Pearl Harbor, the document seeks "to aid in combating the malicious stories which still persist concerning sabotage" there. The report includes numerous items from 1942, including newspaper and magazine articles, and columns from the Chicago Daily …
Statements regarding Rumors of Sabotage in Hawaii (ddr-csujad-18-14)
doc Statements regarding Rumors of Sabotage in Hawaii (ddr-csujad-18-14)
This document addresses rumors of sabotage by Japanese at Pearl Harbor which are still being repeated and believed by reputable people in California eighteen months after December 7, 1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-05_02
Chronology of Evacuation and Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-33)
doc Chronology of Evacuation and Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-33)
This document describes in detail the chronology of "evacuation and relocation" after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-22_01
Proceedings and Debates of the 77th Congress, Second Session (ddr-csujad-19-46)
doc Proceedings and Debates of the 77th Congress, Second Session (ddr-csujad-19-46)
This document contains the proceedings and debates of the 77th Congress. Miss Rankins of Montana raises a few questions about some of the activities which led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. She also debates on whether any responsible American source foresaw the Japanese attack. She goes on to present some documents and statements which suggest …
Trouble among Japanese Americans (ddr-csujad-19-38)
doc Trouble among Japanese Americans (ddr-csujad-19-38)
This is an article from the magazine "The New Republic," vol. 108, no. 5, number 1470, by Isamu Noguchi describing the trouble and unrest among Japanese Americans in the war relocation centers following the entry of the United States in the second world war due to the attack on Pearl Harbor. See this object in the …
Little Kauai in the War (ddr-csujad-19-41)
doc Little Kauai in the War (ddr-csujad-19-41)
This is the article "Little Kauai in the War" by Stella M. Jones from the magazine, "Asia and the Americas" vol. 43, no. 2 (February 1943), which describes how the northern Hawaiian island of Kauai entered the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letter from Ced [Cedrick Shimo] and Milli to Michi Weglyn, November 3, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-85)
doc Letter from Ced [Cedrick Shimo] and Milli to Michi Weglyn, November 3, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-85)
A letter from Cedrick and Milli Shimo to Michi Weglyn in which they talk about the the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They also describe a reunion of survivors of the German concentration camp Dachau, and refer to a speaker at the event that talked about the treatment of African American soldiers during Word …
Japanese newspaper clipping (ddr-csujad-38-18)
img Japanese newspaper clipping (ddr-csujad-38-18)
A Japanese newspaper clipping about the outbreak of World War II. It reports that Japanese prime minister, Koiso, declared the war and encouraged the people to fight against Allies of World War II. The caption reads: I still do not know why General Tojo started the war on the U.S., attacking the Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt' …
Miss Ri-Ko-Ran (ddr-csujad-38-42)
img Miss Ri-Ko-Ran (ddr-csujad-38-42)
It appears to be a clipping from a flyer for a record titled "Shina no yoru" [= Night in China]. The song was sang by Ri Koran, or Yoshiko Yamaguchi, in a movie starring her. The movie was filmed in Manchuria in 1940 and shown in the U.S as well. A photo from "George Naohara photo …
Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
doc Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of incarceration contributing to differences in social …
Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
av Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
Oral history Interview of Morris and Cherry Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0005
An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
vh An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
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. Transcript is …
Oral history with Richard Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-29-75)
av Oral history with Richard Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-29-75)
An oral interview with Richard Matsunaga, resident living in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0186. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1428.3_T01
An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
av An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
An interview with Margaret Masuoka, a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), conducted for the Japanese American Project at California State Fullerton's Center for Oral and Public History. Specifically, this interview provides insight to Masuoka's personal history dealing with the prejudice that she and her family faced due their Japanese ancestry; her family's settlement …
An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-17)
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-17)
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers the Anglo reverends and ministers who helped her while she was incarcerated at Amache, how …
Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
img Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
Photo of Lillie McCabe. Oral history audio and transcript are found in csufccop_jaoh_0030, csufccop_jaoh_0031, and csufccop_jaoh_0032. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1949_P03
An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
av An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
Reflections of an elderly Orange County, California couple on their experiences in America. He recounts his years as an immigrant; she discusses her family background, makeup of Japanese-American community, and rural living. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton; interview conducted by Pat Morgan. …
Oral history with Jean Yamaguchi (ddr-csujad-29-80)
av Oral history with Jean Yamaguchi (ddr-csujad-29-80)
An oral interview with Jean Yamaguchi, resident living in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0196. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2377_T01
Oral history with Richard Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-29-73)
av Oral history with Richard Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-29-73)
An oral interview with Richard Matsunaga, resident living in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0182. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1428.1_T01
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