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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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Anti-immigration sentiment

Treatment of Japanese in America; Churches and Enemy Aliens; Japanese- Americans to be resettled

Contains three articles from "Federal Council bulletin," published in vol. 25, no. 1 (January 1942), no. 3 (March 1942), and no. 8 (October 1943). Titles include "Treatment of Japanese in America," "Churches and Enemy Aliens," and "Japanese- Americans to be resettled." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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Immigrants and Citizens of Japanese Origin

This article by Shotaro Frank Miyamoto explains in detail about the concentration of the Japanese Americans on the West Coast, the history of anti-Japanese activities in this region and the racial antagonism expressed by American people against the Japanese in their midst. See this object in the California State Universities …
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On Tolerance, newspaper editorial, The Press Democrat, May 27, 1942

Newspaper editorial dated May 27, 1942, on Sonoma County, California's Japanese evacuation and incarceration. Author offers stance of tolerance and "true democracy." Author is anonymously named "Miss Nineteen." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp041-01-004
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Oral history of George Wakiji

Oral history Interview of George Wakiji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0003
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Report of the California Joint Immigration Committee

California Joint Immigration Committee report titled: "Quota For Japan As A Remedy For Misunderstanding And Promoter Of Trade."
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