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"Enemy alien" classification

Grace F. Oshita Interview Segment 13

Father's "parole" to Topaz to rejoin family
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Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview Segment 11

Brother finds archived documents pertaining to father's wartime arrest

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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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William Hohri Interview Segment 3

Witnessing father's arrest by the FBI: "it was just very intense"
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Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 46

Finding out that father had been detained at the immigration office, a place where he had previously worked
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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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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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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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Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview Segment 11

Impact of the alien land law on California's Japanese American agricultural community
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Daniel Inouye Segment 3

Mother's loss of citizenship

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, the interviews were generally shorter in …


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