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Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
vh Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration …
Robert A. Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-4)
vh Robert A. Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-4)
Nisei/Sansei male. Born July 5, 1936, in Venice, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Denver before returning to Los Angeles. After the war, became a pioneering filmmaker. Founder of Visual Communications, the oldest community-based media arts center in the United States. Along …
Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
vh Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
Nisei male. Born May 20, 1913, in Hiroshima, Japan, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eleven. Lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Moses Lake, Washington, for a time before …
American Concentration Camps Volumes 1-9 Collection (ddr-densho-372)
Collection American Concentration Camps Volumes 1-9 Collection (ddr-densho-372)
The documents printed here in these nine volumes trace and explicate not only the decision to submit a whole people to internal exile but also delineate the execution and modification of the policy during the course of the war. The documents were drawn largely from the archives of the government department chiefly responsible, the War department, …
Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-290-9)
vh Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-290-9)
Father's thoughts on impending war between Japan and the United States

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department …

Letter from Henry C. Freeland, Leave Officer for L. H. Bennett, Project Director, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, August 6, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-117)
doc Letter from Henry C. Freeland, Leave Officer for L. H. Bennett, Project Director, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, August 6, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-117)
A letter from Henry C. Freeland, Leave Officer for L. H. Bennett, Project Director, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, Untied States Department of the Interior. It certifies that Itsuhei Takano is permitted to travel to Los Angeles, California by the Department of Justice. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
vh Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
Nisei male. Born January 31, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a general merchandise store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for the East Coast because parents wanted to repatriate to Japan. Did not secure a place on …
Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
vh Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
Nisei male. Born February 23, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in El Centro, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, then to Japan. Lived and worked in …
Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-325-7)
vh Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-325-7)
Having to stay in Japan because of the impending war with the United States; attending school

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect …

Izumi Hirano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-317)
vh Izumi Hirano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-317)
Kibei male. Born February 25, 1929, in Hilo, Hawaii. At the age of four, moved to Japan, where family operated a farm. Attended school in Japan during World War II. Was in school in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Survived the bombing along with mother and brother. In 1949, returned …
Letter from W. S. Hislop, Associate Construction Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, April 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-110)
doc Letter from W. S. Hislop, Associate Construction Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, April 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-110)
A letter from W. S. Hislop, Associate Construction Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It appears that the shipment from Tom Nakashima in Reno Nevada has arrived at the Gila River incarceration camp and been inspected. The letter certifies that the shipment contains mechanic hand tools which belong to …
Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
doc Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
A letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to the employer who is hiring Fumio Fred Takano. It confirms that Fumio has been granted indefinite leave from the camp and is eligible for work. It also includes the requirements in hiring/releasing him and describes the resettlement program. …
Daily work pass, WRA-139 rev., Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-103)
doc Daily work pass, WRA-139 rev., Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-103)
A daily work pass issued by War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, on July 5, 1944. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano is authorized to leave the Gila River incarceration camp on workdays and specifies the times when he is allowed to leave and when he needs to return. The pass is valid …
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
vh Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in …
Letter from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator for Redress, Office of Redress Administration, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice to the spouse of a deceased eligible individual, April 7, 1990 (ddr-csujad-42-148)
doc Letter from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator for Redress, Office of Redress Administration, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice to the spouse of a deceased eligible individual, April 7, 1990 (ddr-csujad-42-148)
A copy of a letter from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator for Redress, Office of Redress Administration, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, addressing the spouse of a deceased Japanese American who was forced to evacuate and incarcerated during the war. It informs of the the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and instructs to submit …
Reinstitution of selective service (ddr-csujad-55-758)
doc Reinstitution of selective service (ddr-csujad-55-758)
Booklet titled: Reinstitution of selective service: summary of the policies of the selective service system, War Department, and W. R. A. which affect Nisei. Contents include: Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Statement of principles; Selective service training and service act of 1940 as amended; Selective service policy; Induction of United States citizens …
Letter from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator for Redress, Office of Redress Administration, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice to recipient, May 25, 1990 (ddr-csujad-42-150)
doc Letter from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator for Redress, Office of Redress Administration, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice to recipient, May 25, 1990 (ddr-csujad-42-150)
A copy of a letter from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator for Redress, Office of Redress Administration, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, addressing an identified person who was forced to evacuate and incarcerated during the war and is potentially eligible for the compensation. It informs of the the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and …
Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-432-33)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-432-33)
Sister's decision to return to the United States after the war (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. 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 recommendations expressed in …

Letter from Robert K. Bratt, Reparations Administrator, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice (ddr-csujad-42-147)
doc Letter from Robert K. Bratt, Reparations Administrator, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice (ddr-csujad-42-147)
A letter from Robert K. Bratt, Reparations Administrator, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice to the correspondent, presumably Yoneko Takano, who requests the information on restitution payments. Also includes a letter issued by National Archives and Records Administration to verify the detention of Fumio Fred Takano in the incarceration camp during the war. The …
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World …
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World …

Narrator Yasashi Ichikawa

Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World …
Tom Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-47)
vh Tom Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-47)
Kibei male. Born August 1, 1903, in Sprecklesville, Maui, Hawaii. Taken to Japan in 1905 and raised by grandparents. Returned to the United States in 1919, joining father at Barneston sawmill in Washington. Married and farmed in Bellevue, Washington. Founded Bellevue Seinenkai and managed the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association prior to World War II. Was picked …
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 8 1944 and 1945 Japanese of Hawaii (ddr-densho-372-8)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 8 1944 and 1945 Japanese of Hawaii (ddr-densho-372-8)
Volume 8 divides into five sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Part 1 features archival documents from 1944 and 1945 that depict the winding down of the relocation program. Part 2 features selected pages of a Congressional Record from February 23, 1944 and June 23, 1944 that resulted in the …
Redress: An Oral History of the Office of Redress Administration (ddr-densho-1020-13)
av Redress: An Oral History of the Office of Redress Administration (ddr-densho-1020-13)
In 1988, Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, a historic piece of legislation that sought, for the first time, to provide a measure of justice to Japanese Americans nearly 40 years after their incarceration during World War II. The Japanese American Redress program that resulted is a little-known success story of …
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