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.

Arrest, searches, and seizures (334)

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Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-56-5)
vh Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-56-5)
Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department ...

Takeshi Minato Interview Segment 13 (ddr-manz-1-57-13)
vh Takeshi Minato Interview Segment 13 (ddr-manz-1-57-13)
Working as an interpreter for the Issei picked up by the FBI
Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-63-11)
vh Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-63-11)
Being questioned by the FBI and released: one issei's response to the question of loyalty
Henry Fukuhara Interview Segment 4 (ddr-manz-1-3-4)
vh Henry Fukuhara Interview Segment 4 (ddr-manz-1-3-4)
Hearing about arrest of community members following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-193-13)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-193-13)
Hearing rumors after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; destroying so-called 'contraband' items

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Fumiko M. Noji Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-72-25)
vh Fumiko M. Noji Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-72-25)
Speculating on FBI's decision to pick up and detain husband after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-10-14)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-10-14)
Father's arrest by the FBI following Pearl Harbor: a short goodbye and a three-year separation
Mako Nakagawa Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-66-8)
vh Mako Nakagawa Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-66-8)
Mother's strength in father's absence during preparation for mass removal
Gene Akutsu Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-1-7)
vh Gene Akutsu Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-1-7)
Memories of father's arrest by FBI, subsequent detention, family separation, and preparation for removal
Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-259-8)
vh Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-259-8)
Witnessing round up of Issei men on Terminal Island

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Mii Tai Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-186-11)
vh Mii Tai Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-186-11)
Feelings after hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "that was a shocker"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Seiko Edamatsu Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-195-15)
vh Seiko Edamatsu Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-195-15)
Community and family responses to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Misa Taketa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-436-7)
vh Misa Taketa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-436-7)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a search of home by the county sheriff
Fumiko Hayashida Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-15-12)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-15-12)
Family's response to FBI pick-up; preparing for mass removal
Form 72 - Packing Slip U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (ddr-one-5-89)
doc Form 72 - Packing Slip U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (ddr-one-5-89)
"Printed packing slip for Weston Koyama dated 11/4/2016 per his request on 10/28/2016. Labeled as Item # REP0006C with a description of Paper to Paper with an ordered quantity of 160. Original storage information listed as the following: RG 60 Class 146-13 ALIEN ENEMY INTERNMENT CASE FILES Entry A1 COR 146-13 Box 548 230/25/23/07 case file: ...
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-69)
Letter to Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his wife, Teru Koyama, dated Sept. 1, 1943. In the upper left corner is an "EXAMINED" stamp. The letter is brown and has a water stain along the right side. In the letter Teru updates Kei on their friends' situations in Minidoka: several had children leave for jobs outside or ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-52)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama, at Minidoka. In place of postage “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in the upper right hand corner. Postmarked Apr. 18, 1943. In the upper center of the envelope “4/30-43” is written in red pencil. Along the left edge of the ...
Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 6 of 6. (ddr-one-5-103)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 6 of 6. (ddr-one-5-103)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama. A bench warrant was issued for Koyama for disregarding a signal, but no disposition was noted in his records. The files in the Multnomah County Jail did not show any information on Koyama's arrest or warrant on the matter. A report from the Credit Reporting Company from Rose ...
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