Internment Locations

Arrested: December 1941

Sand Island Internment Camp, Honolulu, Oahu Island

This internee was among 166 men (mostly Issei) who were sent on the second 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. This internee was in a sub-group of Second Transfer Group internees who were sent from Livingston to Missoula before being transferred to Santa Fe.

Angel Island Detention Facility, California

March 1942 - April 1942

Fort Sill Internment Camp, Oklahoma

April 1942 - May 1942

Camp Livingston Internment Camp, Louisiana

June 1942 - June 1943

Fort Missoula Internment Camp, Montana

June 1943 - September 1943

Repatriated to Japan: September 1943

Included among the repatriates who left from New York on the M.S. Gripsholm were 72 Hawaii internees and their families.

A former director of the Hawaii Japanese Educational Association, Eiichi Kishida was in late 1940 among a group of prominent community leaders behind the development of a modern multi-story department store in downtown Honolulu called The House of Mitsukoshi. Modeled on its well-known Tokyo namesake, it carried the latest in Japanese home goods and boasted the first escalator in the territory. Other executives involved in the venture included president Lawrence T. Kagawa, general manager Kazuaki Tanaka, and director Shigeru Horita, all of whom, like Kishida, would be interned with the outbreak of war. 

The Mitsukoshi property would be seized by the federal government in 1942, and the department store converted into the headquarters for the American USO. Kishida repatriated to Japan in 1943. His son Takamichi Kishida served with the U.S. 8th Army during the Occupation of Japan.