Pre-World War II service

Selective Service training

Original caption: Selective Service man of Japanese ancestry learns to "hold and squeeze" - Reception Center, Hawaii. [According to Robert Sato, this photo was taken before 1941.]
View in DDR »

Nisei soldier

Original caption: Florin, California. This American soldier of Japanese ancestry is shown at the railroad station of a small town in an agricultural community. He and nine other service men of Japanese ancestry received furloughs to enable them to come home to assist their families get ready for evacuation from ...
View in DDR »

Soldier and mother

Original WRA caption: Florin, Sacramento County, California. A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. The soldier, age 23, volunteered July 10, 1941, and is stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is youngest of six ...
View in DDR »

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 17

Being drafted, and basic training
View in DDR »
 

Naturalization

Identification card

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service issued this identification card after Frank Yoshito Kitamoto became a naturalized citizen of the United States on July 13, 1953.
View in DDR »

To Press Japanese Claims to Citizenship (May 16, 1918)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 16, 1918, p. 7
View in DDR »

Japanese in Test Case. Hinkle Refuses Incorporation Articles. Natives of Nippon Who Claim Citizenship May Carry Suit to U.S. Supreme Court. (May 8, 1921)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 8, 1921, p. 15
View in DDR »
 

Japanese American Citizens League activities

Masaoka Backs W.R.A. Policies (July 6, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 6, 1943, p. 8
View in DDR »

Sakamoto Calls for Faster Registration (March 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 23, 1942, p. 3
View in DDR »

Japanese Group Pledges Total Evacuation Aid. League Praises Treatment Given Persons Removed to Interior; Meeting Observes Curfew Rule (April 19, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 19, 1942, p. 2
View in DDR »