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"Enemy alien" classification

Junko Mizuta Interview Segment 8

Receiving censored letters from father in various internment camps
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Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview Segment 11

Brother finds archived documents pertaining to father's wartime arrest

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 …


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Grace F. Oshita Interview Segment 13

Father's "parole" to Topaz to rejoin family
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Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 47

Dealing with the aftermath of father's detention: dropping out of school, finding a way to pay the bills
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Joe Yasutake Interview Segment 6

Father's status as "enemy alien," adhering to "parole" restrictions

Joseph Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, William Toshio Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was also interviewed individually on October 9, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …


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Discriminatory laws

Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 4

Discussion of family's legal case involving the alien land law

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this …


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An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1

Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal …
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Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 6

Discussion of prewar legal cases involving Issei

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …


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Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview Segment 11

Impact of the alien land law on California's Japanese American agricultural community
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Kara Kondo Interview Segment 5

Impact of the Washington State alien land law on Japanese farmers
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