Densho Digital Archive
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection
Title: Tats Kojima Interview
Narrator: Tats Kojima
Interviewer: Debra Grindeland
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Date: October 22, 2006
Densho ID: denshovh-ktats-01-0002

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DG: Okay, well, let's go back... I'd like to hear more about what you remember from when your dad was taken and the FBI came. Can you describe that?

TK: Yeah, the FBI came and then they went through the house -- but I can't remember them going through the house -- but they made sure... they took the radio we had, and it was an old radio. And I don't know if he had binoculars or not but he... I think they took that, and then they went to the barn where the horse was and there was a dynamite box. And in that box there was one cap and a fuse left that we didn't turn in. And there, that's when he got picked up, and he says, "You got contraband," so they took him in on that. And I can't remember what happened after that. All I know is we had... I still can't remember whether it was one week or two weeks we had to get ready to move out. I gotta ask... he should know.

Male voice: He's not here.

TK: Oh, he's not here. [Laughs]

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