Hawai'i

The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 5 (January 15, 1949)

"Hawaii Pushes ENI Measure" (p. 1), "Additional Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 1), "They'll Consider Equality Bill" (p. 1).
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Hawaii Facing New Problem. (March 29, 1926)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 29, 1926, p. 6
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Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii

Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii. He warns about the infiltration of "disloyals" and stresses the failure of the FBI and military in controlling the situation. Also mentions the Big Five's dependence on skilled Japanese labor. Knox forwards this to President Roosevelt ...
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Letter from Col. William Scobey to Gen. Delos Emmons

Letter from Col. William Scobey to Gen. Delos Emmons on the status of Japanese Americans on mainland. Discusses failure of voluntary induction in the army due to "resentment" and "anti-American" kibei and issei. Mentions segregation of loyals and disloyals as not happening because of lack of space. Suggests to Emmons ...
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Events prior to Pearl Harbor

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 34

Reported to the FBI for possessing a short-wave radio before the war, listening to Japanese news reports

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some ...


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Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 10

Observations about the world climate shortly before the outbreak of World War II
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Loyalty to U.S. of Japanese in America Big Disappointment to Tokyo Spy Chiefs (November 24, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 24, 1941, p. 6
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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Chiyoko Yagi Interview Segment 18

Being visited in camp by non-Japanese friends from home
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 9 (March 5, 1982)

Selected article titles: "Nisei Veteran Wins Honorable Army Discharge After 36 Years" (p. 1), "'Day of Remembrance' in 1982: WW2 Aid of Quakers Recalled" (p. 1), "Redress Phase 3: JACL's Redress Ambassador Min" (p. 2), and "Trust Fund for Redress Seen as Breech of Faith" (p. 6).
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Paul Nagano Segment 10

Efforts of Caucasian Christian churches to support Japanese Americans in concentration camps
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