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Internment Locations

Arrested: December 1941

Sand Island Internment Camp, Honolulu, Oahu Island

This internee was in the first group of 172 men (mostly Issei) who were sent aboard the U.S. Grant military transport 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. This internee was in a sub-group of First Transfer Group internees who were sent from Livingston to Missoula before being transferred to Santa Fe.

Angel Island Detention Facility, California

March 1942

Camp McCoy Internment Camp, Wisconsin

March 1942 - May 1942

Camp Forrest Internment Camp, Tennessee

May 1942 - June 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 - October 1945

Returned to Hawaii: November 1945

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

In the 1920s, brothers Goki and Zenkai Tatsuguchi came to Honolulu as missionaries of the independent Shinshu Kyokai Buddhist Mission. When the 1930s saw division among the mission faithful, the Tatsuguchi brothers found themselves on opposing sides of the dispute. Temple work came to a standstill and as a result, Goki Tatsuguchi turned to Japanese language teaching to support his young family. After the war, Goki Tatsuguchi was reinstalled as resident minister at the mission's new site in the Pawa'a section of Honolulu. He served there until his death in 1978.