Internment Locations

Arrested: February 1942

Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Island

Sand Island Internment Camp, Honolulu, Oahu Island

This internee was among 109 men (mostly Issei) who were sent on the third transfer ship for internment in U.S. Army and Justice Department camps on the Mainland. The internees 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.

Angel Island Detention Facility, California

June 1942

Fort Sam Houston Internment Camp, Texas

June 1942

Lordsburg Internment Camp, New Mexico

June 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.

Katsujiro Kagawa was a nephew of prominent Hilo businessman Yoichi Hata. Kagawa worked in the Hata family business and was a principal in the family-run sake brewery. He also served as 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 Kagawa, they included Yoichi Hata, Kashin Isa, Hisato Isemoto, Mitsuji Kasamoto, Masato Kiyosaki, Gunichi Kuwahara, Genichi Nagami, Eikichi Ochiai, Takaichi Saiki, Takuji Shindo, and Shizuma Tagawa.