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)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Custodial detention / A-B-C list, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rikita Honda, Terminal Island, California

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Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-46-11)
Father's arrest by FBI

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 Interior.

Mas Okabe Interview Segment 8 (ddr-manz-1-131-8)
vh Mas Okabe Interview Segment 8 (ddr-manz-1-131-8)
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Akiko Okuno Interview Segment 15 (ddr-manz-1-133-15)
vh Akiko Okuno Interview Segment 15 (ddr-manz-1-133-15)
Hearing about arrests within the Japanese American community after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-66-9)
vh Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-66-9)
Remembering father's arrest by the FBI

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Mitsue Matsui Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1008-3-7)
vh Mitsue Matsui Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1008-3-7)
Working for the Japanese Chamber of Commerce when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-9-3)
vh Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-9-3)
Witnessing FBI's arrest of father, visiting him in the immigration building
Ko Nishimura Interview Segment 6 (ddr-manz-1-174-6)
vh Ko Nishimura Interview Segment 6 (ddr-manz-1-174-6)
Family's surveillance by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-190-13)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-190-13)
Recalling the period following Pearl Harbor: barred from taking photos as editor of school annual

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.

Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-345-8)
vh Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-345-8)
Father's arrest by FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Lillian Nakano Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-254-7)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-254-7)
Father's pickup by the FBI, leaving for a camp on the mainland to be reunited
Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-318-17)
vh Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-318-17)
Father's arrest and detention by the FBI

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Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-213-8)
vh Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-213-8)
Father's pick-up by the FBI: taking belongings to him but not being allowed to see him
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-112-13)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-112-13)
FBI arrests Buddhist ministers from the Temple, including husband, Reverend Ichikawa (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Yae Aihara Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-221-6)
vh Yae Aihara Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-221-6)
Father's arrest by the FBI on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed
Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-370-6)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-370-6)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; father's arrest by the FBI

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Sarah Sato Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-81-5)
vh Sarah Sato Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-81-5)
Father's pick-up and detention by the FBI, and the family's decision to be incarcerated together
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