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"Voluntary evacuation"

George Koshi Segment 6

The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "What a stupid act on the part of Japan"to Denver

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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Zen Shibayama Interview Segment 4

Family's decision to move inland rather than be removed to camp
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Frank Konishi Interview Segment 15

Employing Japanese families who had "voluntarily relocated" from the West Coast
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Junkoh Harui Segment 11

An eight-year-old's confusion after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.
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Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 4

Family undertakes "voluntary evacuation" to Visalia, California

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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Evacuating Japs Given Deadline (March 26, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 26, 1942, p. 18
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Travel permit

Travel permit allowing Guyo Tajiri to move to Salt Lake City, Utah before forced removal.
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Joseph Norio Uemura Interview Segment 21

Helping Japanese Americans from the West Coast who "voluntarily evacuated" to the U.S. interior
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James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7

Moving to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and ...


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Harry K. Yoshikawa Interview Segment 12

Leaving Los Angeles for Colorado

Due to technical difficulties during the taping of this interview, the interviewer's voice is considerably louder than the narrator's. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions ...


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