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Reflections on the past

Bo T. Sakaguchi Interview Segment 16

Reflections: "You can't judge a person just because he has the color of the enemy"
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Dennis Bambauer Interview Segment 6

Reflections on wartime experiences: "a lesson that we shouldn't repeat"
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Edward H. Mitsukado Interview Segment 11

Reflections: looking back on the war years

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Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 14

Thoughts about the incarceration in retrospect: "it should never have happened"

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 …


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Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 17

Reflections on incarceration experience: feeling angry

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 not …


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Hawai'i

Anti-Japanese Feeling Briaks [Breaks] out in Hawaii

An issue of a newspaper, "The Christian Science monitor," vol. 35, no. 225 (August 29, 1943) describes the upsurge of anti-Japanese sentiment, and discusses rising racism and criticism towards Japanese people in Hawaii. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-31_07
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Grace Tanabe

A photograph of Grace Tanabe taken in Hawaii. Addressed to "Tazuko" [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 63 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_63_001
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Minority Groups in Hawaii

This article from "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science," published in September 1942, by William C. Smith describes about the minority groups in Hawaii, the labor problems and immigration. It also describes in brief about the race relations in Hawaii. See this object in the California …
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Excerpts from speech given at the University of Hawaii Forum, March 1943

Excerpts from speech given at the University of Hawaii Forum, March 1943. The document presents three quoted passages from the speech, one concerning the role of people of "the Japanese race" in serving as liaisons who can provide the most reliable check on the morale, needs, and activities of "the …
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Japanese in Hawaii

An article from "The new republic," vol. 107, no. 11, number 1450 (September 14, 1942), by Blake Clark describes the feeling in mainland United States, that the Japanese in Hawaii cannot be trusted as a result of the many rumors that came out after the attack on Pearl Harbor. See …
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