Rabbit in the Moon Interviewees
(in order of appearance)
Chizuko Omori, Poston Relocation Center, Arizona
Co-producer and oldest sister of Emiko Omori; shipped to camp shortly after her twelfth birthday, tells the story of the Omori family.
Frank Emi, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming
One of the leaders of the Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee who organized resistance to the draft until citizenship rights were restored to the draftees and their families.
Aiko Yoshinaga-Herzig, Manzanar Relocation Center, California
Describes life in the camp as a newlywed; was principle researcher for the Commission on Wartime Relocations and Internemnt of Civilians; proposes theory that the internees were eventually held as hostages.
Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Tule Lake Segregation Center, California
Was considered a "disloyal" and renounced his American citizenship.
Harry Ueno, Manzanar Relocation Center, California
Falsely arrested for the beating of an inmate; 4,000 people rallied for his release; the administration called in the army and two teenagers were shot to death and nine others were injured.
James Hirabayashi, Tule Lake Relocation Center, California
Describes life in camp as a youngster, describes how the government created a rift between the immigrant generation (Issei) and their American children (Nisei).
Hisaye Yamamoto, Poston Relocation Center, Arizona
Talks about the polarization of the camp population.
Shosuke Sasaki, Minidoka Relocation Center, Idaho
Describes how the government picked the organization called the Japanese American Citizens League to represent the community and how he and other immigrants (Issei) felt betrayed by them.
Ernest Besig, Former Director of the Northern California ACLU
Offered legal assistance to resist the evacuation.
Mits Koshiyama, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming
Resisted the draft and was sent to McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary.
Frank Miyamoto, Tule Lake Relocation Center, California
Field researcher for a study conducted by the University of California at Berkeley in the camps, the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS).
James Omura, English editor of the Rocky Shimpo, Denver, Colorado
Wrote editorials in support of the camp draft resisters and was tried for sedition.