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Hawai'i

Testimony of Iwao Kosaka

Written testimony of Iwao Kosaka, born in Honolulu Hawaii. Spent most of childhood in Japan, incarcerated in Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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Memo: "Japanese Problem in Hawaii"

Memo to Col. Scobey from G.S. Eckhardt regarding the Japanese in Hawaii, specifically Gen. Emmons' power to evacuate. Suggests that Emmons is currently evacuating all aliens and "dangerous" citizens to the mainland, but cannot send more than 5,000.
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Memo from Delos Emmons to John J. McCloy

Memorandum from Delos Emmons, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, to John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War, regarding a previous report on the Japanese in Hawaii. In this memo, Emmons refutes much of the information in the report. He dispels many of the rumors about the Hawaiian Japanese and admonishes ...
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Memo to John J. McCloy regarding Kibei in Hawaii

Memo to John McCloy from unknown source regarding Hawaiian Kibei parolees. The author states that he had been paroling Kibei considered least dangerous and monitoring them as an alternative to transfering them to the mainland. This process only applied to a tiny population so the military would not be accused ...
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Testimony of Mark Murakami

Written testimony of Mark Murakami, president of the Hongwanji Mission Society in Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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Testimony of Earl Nishimura

Written testimony of Earl Nishimura, President of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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Memo from General Emmons to John McCloy

Memo from General Emmons to John McCloy on nisei in the military. Gives statistics on Nisei in the military in Hawaii and suggests that even though they stopped accepting Nisei in the military creating an all-Nisei combat unit would improve security issues in Hawaii. Emmons says that 300 Nisei already ...
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 15 (April 14, 1961)

Selected article titles: "Rep. Inouye Points to Michener's Support of Democrats in Hawaii as 'Sore Point' but That Wouldn't Be Race Prejudice" (p. 1), "Honolulu's Mixed Marriages Disagree with Michener's Feeling More Discrimination Exists in Hawaii than in Pennsylvania" (p. 2), and "Vagaries: Why 'Jap' Is ...
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Plantations

Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal

Black and white photographic negative of small audience watching the Obon dance rehearsal inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
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Two children holding pineapples


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