Japanese American community responses

World War II (66)
Mass removal ("evacuation") (161)
Japanese American community responses (68)

68 items
Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-196)
img Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-196)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry waiting in front of the Japanese American Citizens League quarters for evacuation buses which will take them to the Tanforan Assembly center. The man in the gray hat is reading a religious book written in Japanese.
Japanese American Citizens League bulletin board (ddr-densho-151-212)
img Japanese American Citizens League bulletin board (ddr-densho-151-212)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Bulletin board in Japanese American Citizens League office, during period when farmers of Japanese ancestry were preparing for evacuation. Farmers and other evacuees will be given opportunities to follow their callings at War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 59 (July 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-226)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 59 (July 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-226)
"This is Mike Masaoka's Testimony at Senate Hearings on ENI Bill" (p. 1), "B.C. Evacuation Will be Aired" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 57 (July 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-224)
"Justice Dept. to Set Up Field Office in L.A." (p. 1), "Here're Questions Which You Must Answer When You File Claims" (p. 1), "Rules Pertaining to Contraband Disclosed by Justice Department" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 68 (September 19, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-55)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 68 (September 19, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-55)
"Asks for Unity on Bainbridge in Hall Issue" (p. 1), "Canada Ends Voluntary "Repatriation' of Japanese at Government Expense" (p. 1), "Backs Americanism Body's Action" (p. 1), "LARA Reports Relief Aid to Needy Japan" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 58 (July 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-225)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 58 (July 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-225)
"ADC Will Meet to Discuss Funds for Claims Unit" (p. 1), "Pfc. Takahashi Services Held" (p. 1).
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VII (ddr-one-3-9)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VII (ddr-one-3-9)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VII, April 30, 1942. First page in English, gives information about what the Assembly Centers are like and what items may be brought to the Center. Mentions the sale of rice and a typhoid inoculation clinic. The remaining 5 pages are in Japanese.
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VI, April 22, 1942. Written by the J.A.C.L. (Japanese American Citizens League). Covers preparations for the incarceration of the Japanese American community, including packing, property sales, personal documents (e.g. wills, letters of recommendations, etc.), financial concerns, and other information regarding the evacuation order. Includes a description about what life at the Assembly …
Roger Daniels Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-17-4)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-17-4)
The role of the Japanese American Citizens League after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, …

Roger Daniels Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-17-6)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-17-6)
Japanese American community response to the Japanese American Citizens League (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 …

Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1012-2-10)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1012-2-10)
Community responses to mass removal: discussion of reasons more people didn't resist (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and …

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-1-3)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-1-3)
Personal as well as community reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not …

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-1-4)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-1-4)
Participating in a research study as an observer and participant through the mass removal and assembly center process

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews …

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-7-5)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-7-5)
Gathering in a local pool hall to discuss the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …

Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-98-32)
vh Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-98-32)
Defending the Japanese American Citizens League's role during the mass removal: "It's very easy to say things...in hindsight, but at the time..."
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-12-32)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-12-32)
Role of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) during mass removal; husband's role as messenger between Bellevue, Washington community and Seattle JACL
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-77-35)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-77-35)
Addressing the Japanese American Citizens League's role during the war

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Florence Ohmura Dobashi Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-434-11)
vh Florence Ohmura Dobashi Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-434-11)
Father encouraged to destroy Japanese Association records after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-76-32)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-76-32)
Attending a JACL meeting after the war started

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-76-28)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-76-28)
Attending an emergency meeting of the Japanese American Citizens League

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-129-12)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-129-12)
Role of the Emergency Defense Council after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-152-10)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-152-10)
Returning to school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; memories of a teacher who came to visit in concentration camp
Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-52-10)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-52-10)
Impact of exclusion on community, rise of the JACL and anti-JACL sentiments
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