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

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Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-22-9)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; father's arrest by the FBI

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Sab Akiyama Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-48-9)
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Witnessing FBI raid of family home

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Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview I Segment 18 (ddr-manz-1-51-18)
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Hearing of homes being searched by the FBI: "There was an awful lot of hysteria"
Joyce Okazaki Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-manz-1-146-1)
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Hearing about grandfather's arrest after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Rae Takekawa Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-89-14)
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Visiting father detained at the Immigration and Naturalization Service office
Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-290-12)
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Seeing other families affected by FBI arrests, evacuation of Terminal Island

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Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-119-3)
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Father picked up by FBI, detained at federal detention center in Lordsburg, New Mexico

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Cherry Kinoshita Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-34-5)
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Being questioned by the FBI over the family's short wave radio
Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-68-12)
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FBI officers erroneously believe a Buddhist shrine contains a shortwave radio
Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-342-9)
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Home and business searched by FBI on December 7, 1941

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Yukiko Miyake Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-49-25)
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Feelings of resentment toward the FBI after a neighbor's arrest: "He was just a harmless old man..."
Yukiko Miyake Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-49-22)
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Husband's pickup and detention by the FBI, ostracization by the community
June Takahashi Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-88-14)
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Seeing one's father in jail; shame, embarrassment, and regret
June Takahashi Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-88-12)
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Speculating on reasons for father's arrest following Pearl Harbor
Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-319-14)
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Home is searched by two young military officers

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Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-10-25)
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Limited contact with father, censored letters of life in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico
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