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 (215)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (118)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
298th/299th Infantry, December 7, 1941, Husband E. Kimmel, Walter Short

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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
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 …
An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
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 her childhood in Hollister, California, her family background; moving to Los Angeles, California in 1920 …
Oral history with Richard Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-29-74)
av Oral history with Richard Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-29-74)
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_0184. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1428.2_T01
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-356-754)
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.
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-356-753)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-753)
Unemployment 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-356-749)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-749)
Japanese company seeking advise about withdrawing money from the bank to pay employees.
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.
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 1  July, 1940- December 31, 1941 (ddr-densho-372-1)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 1 July, 1940- December 31, 1941 (ddr-densho-372-1)
Volume 1 divides into three sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first section contains archival documents regarding pre-Pearl Harbor materials that deal largely with discussion between the War and the Justice Departments over responsibilities for enemy aliens in case of war and with internal Army documents about construction of …
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
Volume 3 divides into 4 sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 contains archival documents from February 20, 1942 to March 19, 1942 regarding the basic decision of how to remove more than 100,000 human beings which was delegated to General De Witt and his staff. Section 2 contains …
Letter from Sueko Hasegawa (ddr-densho-383-555)
doc Letter from Sueko Hasegawa (ddr-densho-383-555)
Written before Hasegawa was "evacuated" to Tamako in camp, probably Camp Harmony
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).
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.
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