Tule Lake Demonstration Photos
Document 00315, Page 022
Document Notes: Photos of Pro-Japan sympathizers in the Tule Lake Segregation Center. There were thousands of individuals loyal to Japan at Tule Lake after the segregation of disloyals. These photos show, among other things, military drills and ceremonies. That thousands had petitioned the government to be returned to Japan to fight against the U.S. makes one wonder what would have happened had they been allowed to run loose on the West Coast during a time when we were taking tens of thousands of casualties in the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. These folks were certified fanatics.
Page Notes: Members of Hokoku Seinen Dan gather at Gate 1 to give "banzai" send-off to 171 members of their pro-Japan organization being sent to Department of Justice camp at Santa Fe, N.M. White headband and sweatshirts were the Hokoku uniform.
Number of Pages: 37
Date: 18 March 1945