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Title: Mitsu Fukui Interview
Narrator: Mitsu Fukui
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 18 & 19, 2002
Densho ID: denshovh-fmitsu-01-0025

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AI: Well, now we're coming up to 1943 and in early 1943, January and February or so, came the Application for Leave Clearance form. Sometimes that's called the "loyalty question" form. And about the same time, recruiters were coming for the U.S. Army to recruit volunteers for the army.

MF: I don't remember.

AI: Do you remember anything about the "loyalty questions"?

MF: Yeah. We had to sign yes or no. And lot of people did sign and they went to Tule Lake, and from there they went to Japan. They had a special boat, didn't they?

AI: Some of them did.

MF: What was that called?

AI: I don't recall the name of it.

MF: Gee, I forgotten what it was called. But it, a lot of people did go back to Japan.

AI: Did you know anyone?

MF: My mother was planning to go.

AI: Was she?

MF: 'Cause my dad was taken. And she even bought a trunk at Sears. But we all told her not to go.

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