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Narrator Minoru Yasui

Nisei male. Born October 19, 1916, in Hood River, Oregon. Earned a law degree from the University of Oregon law school and was practicing law prior to World War II. In 1942, deliberately defied the curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and was arrested. His case was tried, and he was sentenced to one …
Nisei children (ddr-densho-259-201)
img Nisei children (ddr-densho-259-201)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Yasui children standing on the Hood River courthouse lawn It shows the band-stand in which the Knights of Pythias Band occasionalyl gave concerts in the summertime. It also shows the 12 pounder Napoleon smoothbore cannon of American Civil War vintage."
Japanese American family at train station (ddr-densho-259-210)
img Japanese American family at train station (ddr-densho-259-210)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] and all eight of the Yasui children seeing [Renichi Fujimoto] off at the Hood River train depot."
Hiking party outside a lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-17)
img Hiking party outside a lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-17)
Three men and three boys standing in front of what may be the Cloud Cap Inn Lodge in Cooper Spur, on the northwestern slope of Mount Hood in Oregon. The men are wearing canvas puttees and hiking shoes.
Men and children with hiking sticks (ddr-densho-259-41)
img Men and children with hiking sticks (ddr-densho-259-41)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Toyoji Abe, Daiichi Takeoka, [Masuo Yasui], Kay, Ches and Min holding hiking sticks and posing on a very rocky field, Mt. Hood in the background it looks like the area around the old Cloud Cap Inn."
Nisei boys at the beach (ddr-densho-259-127)
img Nisei boys at the beach (ddr-densho-259-127)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[This is] the Columbia River beach at the [Yasui family's] Mosier farm, and Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] & Min[oru Yasui], and the 2 Kanemasu brothers, Kazuo and Wataru, are playing around in the water in their underwear."
img "Japan-America students society" (ddr-densho-259-297)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of what I will guess was a college group. This is a mixed group of young adult Caucasians and Nisei, both men and women. Since Frances Maeda is holding the Japanese Hino maru, and the American flag crosses it, I think that this may have been a Japan-America students …
img "Nikkei farm family scene" (ddr-densho-259-358)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A Nikkei farm family scene, taken at one of the early Yasui farms in Summit, which is slightly north and a little west of Odell, Oregon. The farm 'family' was mostly the young Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasuis Sitting back left is, I believe, Yoshizaemon Mori...I think that standing in the center is …
img "Nikkei farm family scene" (ddr-densho-259-133)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A Nikkei farm family scene, taken at one of the early Yasui farms in Summit, which is slightly north and a little west of Odell, Oregon. The farm 'family' was mostly the young Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasuis Sitting back left is, I believe, Yoshizaemon Mori...I think that standing in the center is …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-50)
Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-32, B 1-64, and A 33-64. Selected article titles: "As Others See Us: An Overview" (pp. A-4, A-13, A-20), "The Dilemma of the 'Model Minority' Image" (p. A-14), "Minoru Yasui, 1916-1986: In Remembrance" (pp. B-1-B-2), "The Nisei of the 1800 Engineer General Service Battalion: An Untold Story" (pp. B-39-B-40, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 21 (November 21, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 21 (November 21, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-46)
Selected article titles: "Min Yasui Dies at 70; Services Held in Denver" (pp. 1, 8), "Monetary Damages Sought: Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments on NCJAR Suit" (pp. 1, 3), "Coram Nobis Attorney Says Yasui Appeal Will Continue" (p. 1), and "Min Yasui: A Lifetime of Fighting for Justice" (pp. 5-7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 24 (December 12, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 24 (December 12, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-49)
Selected article titles: "Family, Friends Remember: Yasui Services Held in Oregon Birthplace" (pp. 1-2), "Gov't Seeks Dismissal: Rights Groups Pledge Support for Yasui Case" (pp. 1, 6), and "Black-Asian Dispute: No Agreement Reached After D.C. 'Summit'" (pp. 1, 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 23 (December 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 23 (December 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-48)
Selected article titles: "New Series a Unique Chance for JA Actors" (pp. 1-2), "Immigration Bill: Attorneys Try to Decode New Technicalities" (pp. 1-2), "By the Board: Budgetary Realities" (p. 4), and "Newspapers Comment on Redress Issue" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 2 (July 10-17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 2 (July 10-17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-27)
Selected article titles: "Houston Judge Rejects Claim of Discrimination" (pp. 1-2), "Bork's Nomination Seen as Threat to Class Action Suit" (p. 1), "Yasui Family Requests Court to Review Coram Nobis Case" (p. 1), and "Survey Underway: How Charitable Are Asian Americans?" (pp. 3, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 14 (April 10, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 14 (April 10, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-14)
Edition contains a 4 page travel section between pages 6 and 7. Selected article titles: "Yasui's Petition Dismissed; High Court Review Sought" (p. 1), "State Bill Proposed to Fund Film about JA Internment" (pp. 1, 3), "Ex-Internee Chronicles WW2 Experience" (p. 8), and "Supported by 'English First': English-Language Law Debated in New York" (p. 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 2 (January 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 2 (January 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-2)
Selected article titles: "Broadcaster's Remarks Add to Black-Asian Tensions in Pa." (pp. 1-2), "Family, Attorneys to Continue Yasui Appeal" (pp. 1, 8), "Third Try: Redress Bill Is Introduced in 100th Congress" (p. 1), and "Arizona, Florida Next?: Proposition 63 Forces Plan Campaigns in Other States" (pp. 1, 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 15 (November 6, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 15 (November 6, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-40)
Selected article titles: "Diaries Returned: Wartime Distrust Followed Soldiers Across the Pacific" (p. 1), "Market Crash Halts Vote on S.1009" (p. 1), "Hearing on Anti-Asian Violence Set" (pp. 1, 5), and "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: Gone But Not Forgotten" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 11 (October 9, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 11 (October 9, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-36)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Crowd Jams Smithsonian Exhibit" (pp. 1, 6), "JACL Says Redress Now, Bork Later" (pp. 1, 8), "Yasui Coram Nobis Update" (pp. 3, 8), and "'Asian Americans and the Death of the Constitution'" (pp. 5-6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2027 (January 26, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2027 (January 26, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-3)
Selected article titles: "I. Magnin, Joseph Magnin Urging Kenzo Label Change" (p. 1), "Yankee Samurai: Secret Role of Nisei in America's Pacific Victory" (pp. 1, 9-12), "Japan's Pearl Harbor Spy Saw Evacuation as 'Cruel Joke'" (p. 2), and "Min Yasui Letters: From the Multnomah Jail" (p. 5).
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 69 (January 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-224)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 69 (January 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-224)
Selected article titles: "Attorney: Minoru Yasui Speaks Tonight" (p. 1), "More Information Given on Nisei Draft Service" (p. 1), "Council Condemns Acts of Cruelty on Prisoners" (p. 1), "Butte Council Condemns Atrocities" (p. 2), "Editorial: Failings at Home" (p. 2), "Qualifications for Draft" (p. 3).
Steven Okazaki Collection (ddr-densho-1012)
Collection Steven Okazaki Collection (ddr-densho-1012)
The Steven Okazaki Collection consists of interviews conducted by filmmaker Steven Okazaki for his 1984 Oscar-nominated documentary, Unfinished Business. The film profiles Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu, and Minoru Yasui and their legal fight to have their World War II convictions overturned. The interviews are audio-only, and are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues …
Jim Akutsu Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-122-12-4)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-122-12-4)
Feeling disappointment upon meeting Minoru Yasui

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding …

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 1 (January 1-8, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 1 (January 1-8, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-1)
Special new year edition. Selected article titles: "Unlikely Journalist Writes Book About Unlikely Liberators" (pp. 1-2), "Yasui Coram Nobis: Case Closed" (p. 1), "The Exploration of the Magic Code" (pp. 2-3, 9-10), "Saburo Okinaga: World War II and the Experiences of One Japanese American in Hawaii" (p. 10), and "The Letters of Joseph Heco" (pp. 11-12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 12 (October 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 12 (October 16, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-37)
Selected article titles: "On 'Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution'" (pp. 1-2), "JACL Director Responds: California Releases UCB Report" (pp. 1, 6), "Supreme Court Denies Latest Bid in Yasui Case" (pp. 1, 5), and "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: After H.R. 442: Action Alert" (p. 4).
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