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Being ordered to keep a diary that was later confiscated, ostensibly by the FBI

Robert Katayama August 12, 1995

We were instructed to keep diaries of our daily activities, including the boat trip from …


Arrest of father

Yuri Kochiyama June 16, 2003

Three tall caucasian men were ringing our bell, so I opened the door, the living …

Uyehara,Grayce Ritsu Kaneda

Importance of education in achieving redress for incarceration

Grayce Ritsu Kaneda Uyehara August 28, 1998

I feel that the major contribution has to do with the educational process, which is …

Yamauchi,Wakako Nakamura

Her experience as a Japanese-American schoolchild in Oceanside, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Wakako Nakamura Yamauchi May 22, 1998

I was seventeen, I was a senior in high school. We were making ready; this …


Thoughts on the post-9/11 atmosphere in the U.S.

Art Shibayama October 26, 2003

The FBI going to the, to the Muslim community and going to their house and …


Loss of happy-go-lucky adolescence in Puyallup Assembly Center

Frank Yamasaki August 18, 1997

During that period was there an experience I had that was very revealing to me. …


Memories of dusty conditions at Minidoka incarceration camp

Frank Yamasaki August 18, 1997

It was very, very dusty. The dust was powdery fine and if I recall, it …


Making the decision to resist the draft

Frank Yamasaki August 18, 1997

These were rumors that you must volunteer to prove that you're a good 100 percent …

Kanemoto,Marion Tsutakawa

Ransacking of family home by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto August 3 & 4, 2003

But I remember when the FBI actually came, though. He was searched, bodily searched, and …

Kanemoto,Marion Tsutakawa

Witnessing father's arrest through a child's eyes

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto August 3 & 4, 2003

I remember, I thought, well, they were after the money. So I even said, well, …

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