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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Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 1 of 6. (ddr-one-5-98)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 1 of 6. (ddr-one-5-98)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama by Vincent M. Quinn on January 14, 1942. It states that Koyama was born on October 7, 1897 and immigrated to Seattle, Washington in 1914. He was working as a dentist in Portland, Oregon when the order for his arrest was issued on December 8, 1941. He was ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Ukiji Akita (ddr-one-5-63)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Camp from Ukiji Akita in Salt Lake City. Postmarked Jul 31, 1943. Inside is a short letter from Ukiji Akita, dated July 31, 1943, thanking Dr. Koyama for his services at camp and advising that he had arrived safely. Ukiji asks Kei to forward his “teeth” when ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-6)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Fort Missoula from his wife, Teru Koyama, in Portland. The address on the front of the postcard is typed. Postmarked Feb 4, 1942. Censored stamp on the front, with an unknown signature in red pencil. Typed message on the back updates Kei about the children, her health, ...
Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 2 of 6. (ddr-one-5-99)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 2 of 6. (ddr-one-5-99)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama. This page further elaborates that Confidential Informant SE N-1 has, on several occasions, mis-translated Japanese names. In this case, he mistook the name "Iwao Oyama" for Keizaburo Koyama. The informant said that his original source for the names, a Japanese newspaper, has since been destroyed. The informant went ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough (ddr-one-5-25)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama in Camp Livingston from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough in Portland. Postmarked Aug 31, 1942. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope was a newspaper clipping about Boy Scout Troop at the Portland Assembly Center. William Koyama's name ...
Izumi Taniguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-31)
doc Izumi Taniguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-31)
Oral history interview with Izumi Taniguchi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANIGUCHI_IZUMI
Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
doc Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
Oral history interview with Akira Yokomi. 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 Yokomi, Akira
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. 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 Okamura, Masao
Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
doc Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
Oral history interview with Mr. Kako Murosako. 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 Murosako, Mr Kako
Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. 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 Hirasuna, Fred
Hisaji Q. Sakai Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-475-4)
vh Hisaji Q. Sakai Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-475-4)
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-432-21)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-432-21)
Hearing about arrests of community members after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (Japanese language)

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

Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-2-17)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-2-17)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; witnessing FBI's search of home

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 ...

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