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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 (54)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (94)
Arrest, searches, and seizures (334)

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334 items
Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-8-3)
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Hearing of FBI round-ups within the Japanese American community
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
Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-25-4)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-25-4)
Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Eiko Shibayama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-14-5)
vh Eiko Shibayama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-14-5)
Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-26-10)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-26-10)
Father's arrest by the FBI

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Albert A. Oyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-52-8)
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Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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George Iseri Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-40-16)
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Father's arrest by the FBI

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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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Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-66-9)
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Remembering father's arrest by the FBI

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Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-27-14)
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The effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the Hood River Japanese American community

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George Azumano Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-32-14)
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Father's arrest by the FBI: "We were bitter about it"

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

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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

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Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-54-5)
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Coping with father's arrest after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-47-10)
vh Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-47-10)
Witnessing father's arrest by FBI at a community program

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Lury Sato Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-6-5)
vh Lury Sato Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-6-5)
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
FBI search of home and first arriving at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon

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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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Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-67-3)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-67-3)
An upsetting visit by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-10)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-10)
Returning to school after Pearl Harbor: classmates "turned against me"; father taken in FBI raid

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Lily Kajiwara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-manz-1-105-7)
vh Lily Kajiwara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-manz-1-105-7)
FBI ransacking of family home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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