Interviews with Historians


Tetsuden Kashima

Professor Kashima is a renowned scholar, historian and Professor Emeritus, Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. He has authored numerous articles and has written the foreword in many books in the Japanese American field of study.

He has authored two books:  Buddhism in America:  The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institution (1977) and more relevant to this film, Judgment Without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II (2003, 2004).

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Roger Daniels

Historian and author of numerous books on immigration history, and Japanese-American incarceration during WWII, Professor Daniels served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, (CWRIC) and on the planning committee for the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island.

A few of his books are: Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (1991), Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in WWII (1993), The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion (1999) and The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War (2013). His latest books are Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939 (2015) and Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945 (2016).  

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Arthur Hansen

Professor Emeritus – History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Historical Consultant at the Japanese American National Museum
Writer and editor – Manzanar Martyr: An Interview with Harry Y. Ueno
Nisei Naysayer: The Memori of Militant Japanese American Journalist Jimmie Omura
Barbed Voices: Oral History, Resistance & the WWII Japanese American Social Disaster


Eric Muller

Eric L. Muller is Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor in Jurisprudence and Ethics at the University of North Carolina School of Law and director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Faculty Excellence. He is editor of Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II and author of American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II and Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II.


Eileen Tamura

Eileen H. Tamura is an educational historian and director of social studies projects with the University of Hawaii College of Education Curriculum, Research and Development Group.  

She is the author of Americanization, Acculturation, and Ethnic Identity:  The Nisei Generation in Hawaii1994; and, most relevant to this documentary: In Defense of Justice:  Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality,2013.

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Greg Robinson

Professor of History – Université du Quebéc, Montréal
By Order of the President: FDR & the Internment of Japanese Americans
A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America
After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics
The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches
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Daniel Martinez

National Park Service Chief Historian, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor, Oahu


Wayne Merrill Collins

Lawyer and historian