Internment Locations

Arrested: April 1942

Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Island

Sand Island Internment Camp, Honolulu, Oahu Island

This internee was among 39 men (mostly Issei) who were sent on the fourth transfer ship for internment in U.S. Army and Justice Department camps on the Mainland. These men were sent together from camp to camp, with some paroled to War Relocation Authority camps to reunite with family or transferred for repatriation to Japan. 

Also sent on the same ship were six Issei women internees: Kiku Horibe, Miyuki Kawasaki, Yoshie Miyao, Yuki Miyao, Haru Tanaka, and Tsuta Yamane. The women were kept apart from the men and had a different internment sequence from them.

Angel Island Detention Facility, California

June 1942 - July 1942

Lordsburg Internment Camp, New Mexico

July 1942 - June 1943

Santa Fe Internment Camp, New Mexico

June 1943 - October 1945

Returned to Hawaii: November 1945

Arrived in Honolulu with 450 other internees aboard the military troopship the Yarmouth.

A prominent member of the business community, Kashin Isa was an officer of the Hilo Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry before the war. The organization worked to expand commerce with Japan, eliminate trade barriers, and develop direct steamship service between Hilo and Asia. All of its prewar senior executive officers were interned. Along with Isa, they included Yoichi Hata, Hisato Isemoto, Katsujiro Kagawa, Mitsuji Kasamoto, Masato Kiyosaki, Gunichi Kuwahara, Genichi Nagami, Eikichi Ochiai, Takaichi Saiki, Takuji Shindo, and Shizuma Tagawa.