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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 - March 1944

Jerome Concentration Camp, Arkansas

March 1944 - June 1944

Paroled to New York, New York

Returned to Hawaii: July 1945

In the summer of 1945, the U.S. Army allowed ten of Hawaii's 160 internees with sons serving in the military to return to the islands. Three of Kyoichi Miyata's sons -- Norman Shinzo, Robert Shigeo, and Charles Atsumi -- served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Norman and Robert Miyata were members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. 

Other internees with soldier sons who returned in summer 1945 were Ryosei Aka, Ryozo Izutsu, Kichitaro Kawauchi, Kametaro Maeda, Teiichiro Maehara, Tamehachi Makihira, Nobuichi Miura, Hanzo Shimoda, and Nekketsu Takei. 

In the years before the war, Miyata served as an executive officer of the Honolulu Japanese Merchants' Association and was an active member of the United Japanese Society.