Arrest, searches, and seizures

Many Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) can vividly recall their fathers being hauled off by FBI agents to unidentified destinations for an unknown duration. Not surprisingly, anxiety and uncertainty spread quickly after Pearl Harbor. Many precious heirlooms were burned by families wanting to rid themselves of any connection to Japan. FBI agents raided Japanese American homes, confiscating short wave radios, cameras, and books. With the systematic removal of Issei (first-generation) leaders, the Nisei -- children and teenagers for the most part -- were abruptly asked to represent the larger group as well as their own families. They found themselves translating FBI and military orders for their parents and helping to keep family businesses going.

World War II (231)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (249)
Arrest, searches, and seizures (353)

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Custodial detention / A-B-C list, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rikita Honda, Terminal Island, California

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Record of the Territory of Hawai'I Board of Officers and Civilians in the case of James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-16)
doc Record of the Territory of Hawai'I Board of Officers and Civilians in the case of James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-16)
Transcript and exhibits regarding the arrest and decision to intern James Seigo Miwa for the duration of World War II.
James Seigo Miwa's Department of Justice internee file (ddr-densho-437-17)
doc James Seigo Miwa's Department of Justice internee file (ddr-densho-437-17)
James Seigo Miwa's Department of Justice internee file. Includes information about his arrest, incarceration, and repatriation request.
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