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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 - April 1944

Santa Fe Internment Camp, New Mexico

April 1944 - June 1944

Paroled: Chicago, Illinois

June 1944 - October 1945

Returned to Hawaii: November 1945

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

Three of Kazuichi Takanishi's six sons served in the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service during the war. Eldest son, Hajime Takanishi, was Kibei -- born on Kauai, educated in Japan, and returned to Hawaii as a teenager. He spent the war years teaching Japanese at the MIS language school in Minnesota. Mamoru and Morito Danny Takanishi also served with the MIS. 

Second son, Itsuo Takanishi, was in Japan when the war broke out; he served with the Japanese imperial army in Manchuria. 

Kazuo Takanishi, the only son not born on Kauai, but in Hiroshima, was prevented from enlisting in the U.S. military because of his alien status, a point of deep frustration for him, family members would later recall. 

Kazuichi's youngest son, Kenso, served in the U.S. military during the Korean War.