Pre-World War II service

George Koshi Segment 14

Writing to father while in the service

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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World War I soldier

The man on the left, Henry Matsumoto Jr., was the only person of Japanese descent in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
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Bill Thompson Segment 12

Hawaiian Japanese Americans rush to volunteer for service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews ...


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The Japanese American Citizens League

Roger Daniels Interview Segment 4

The role of the Japanese American Citizens League after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior ...


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Roger Daniels Interview Segment 6

Japanese American community response to the Japanese American Citizens League (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any ...


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Jun Kurumada Interview Segment 11

Establishment of the Reimeikai, a precursor to the Japanese American Citizens League in Utah
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Discriminatory laws

The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 86 (October 28, 1950)

"Portland to Dedicate Nisei War Memorial Monument at Rites Sunday" (p. 1), "Truman Points to Flaws in McCarran Bill" (p. 1), ""Clean' Naturalization Measure Sought" (p. 4).
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The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 3 (January 10, 1951)

"3 Legislations Introduced to Congress : ADC" (p. 1), "Congress Gets Two Measures" (p. 1), "A New Year and an Unpleasant Korean War Faced by the Japanese" (p. 1).
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Military Intelligence Service

Grant Hirabayashi Interview Segment 7

Description of interrogation tactics

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department ...


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Gordon Yamada Interview Segment 1

Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of ...


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