FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
It is further stated here that the files of Confidential National Defense Informant LA 10-2 reflect that Subject is a native at Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
A check of the files of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office reveal no criminal record for Subject.
In a custodial Detention memorandum regarding Subject, Los Angeles File 100-7004-2, it is stated that Subject, residing at 843 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles, California, and whose occupation is that of apartment house manager, is listed as a regular member of Nippon Kaigun Kyokai (Japanese Navy Association). Exhibits No. 1, 1A, 2, 3, 5-3A-7, 6-2A are membership records seized upon the arrest of ITARU TACHIBANA on June 7, 1941, at Los Angeles, California, by virtue of a search warrant, Los Angeles File 65-1322.
Nippon Kaigun Kyokai (Japanese Navy Association) is an organization of 202,287 people with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. A list of members of the Los Angeles office of the organization was found in the effects of ITARU TACHIBANA, Commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, who on June 8, 1941, confessed to Special Agents A. D. HORN and A. P. LE GRAND his part in a conspiracy to obtain navy secrets from Honolulu, Hawaii. Booklets setting forth the regulations of the organization were found in TACHIBANA'S possession and indicate that one task of Nippon Kaigun Kyokai was the establishment of investigative agencies for study and research of domestic and foreign navies and marine transportation and other maritime matters. (Exhibit No. 36-6A, ITARU TACHIBANA, Los Angeles File 65-1322).
In a teletype from the Los Angeles Field Division to the Bureau, dated December 13, 1941, Los Angeles File 100-7004-3, it was stated that Subject was apprehended by the United States authorities and was a member of Nippon Kaigun Kyokai as stated above.
In a letter from the Bureau to the Los Angeles Field Division regarding Subject, dated December 10, 1941, Los Angeles File 100-7004-4, it was stated that there was enclosed a Custodial Detention card relating to Subject for appropriate and expeditious attention.
In a memorandum regarding Subject, C.N.D.I. LA 10-2, dated December 19, 1941, Los Angeles File 100-7004-5, advises that Subject was apprehended.
In a letter from the Bureau to the Los Angeles Field Division regarding Subject, dated December 30, 1941, Los Angeles File 100-7004-6, it was stated that the Department on the basis of the facts submitted by the Los Angeles office, advised that Subject should be held for hearing. Dangerousness, classification A1, was assigned to the Subject.
In a record sent from the Bureau to the Los Angeles Field Office, dated January 1, 1942, regarding Subject, Los Angeles File 100-7004-7, it was stated that Subject had F.B.I. No. 3559637 and that fingerprints of Subject had been contributed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office under the name of Subject's alias, SHIGEKAZU HASAMA, No. 353970, arrested December 7, 1941, charge enroute to Federal authorities.
Fingerprints were also contributed by the Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island, California, under the name of SHIGEKAZU HASAMA, No. 2699-CAL, received December 8, 1941, charge immediate detention case.
In the report of Special Agent A. P. LE GRAND, Los Angeles, California, dated July 8, 1941, entitled Dr. TAKASHI FURUSAWA, with aliases, ET AL, being a supplement to Section C, Subject is listed as a regular member of Nippon Kaigun Kyokai.
In a memorandum regarding Subject from C.N.D.I. LA 10-2, dated July 28, 1941, Los Angeles File 65-449-72, no more additional information than is set forth above was contributed.
February 9, 1942
Mr. N. D. Collaer,
Supervisor of Alien.
Dear Mr. Collaer,
Please accept my sincere thanks for your kindness in giving me permission to visit S. Hasama, a detainee, at St. Patrick Hospital. It was a great pleasure to me as well as to him to see each other and to give him a few words of encouragement. So far as he is concerned, there is no hope of recovery. He knows it and is waiting quietly for the last day of his life, alone at the hospital without any care of his darling children. The only hope there is that he may be released or paroled so that he may spend rest of his life in this world, which is not long, with his children at his home. I pray that God may give him long enough life to enjoy such life, even it is just a few days.
Again I thank you for your kindness.
Dormitory #26Very truly yours,
WHEREAS, Shigekazu Hazama, of Los Angeles, California, now being detained at Fort Missoula, Montana, a subject of Japan, over the age of fourteen years, is within the United States and not a naturalized citizen thereof and has heretofore been apprehended as being potentially dangerous to the public peace and safety of the United States, and;
WHEREAS, the Alien Enemy Hearing Board has recommended that said alien enemy be released; NOW, THEREFORE, upon consideration of the evidence before me,
IT IS ORDERED that said alien enemy be released.
February 20, 1942ATTORNEY GENERAL
March 5, 1942
Supervisor Alien Detention
Fort Missoula, Montana
We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind consideration in allowing us the use of the Gymnasium Hall for the Memorial Service held for the late Mr. Hazama. A very fitting and well attended service was held and we are sure that the spirit of Mr. Hazama will rest in peace.
Very truly yours,
March 13, 1942
Dear Mr. Collaer:
May we express our sincere appreciation for all the favors and courtesies you extended to our father and to us. Will you please extend our thanks to Mr. McLaughlin for his grand assistance and also for the money order which he sent us.
With two grand people as you and Mr. McLaughlin supervising the work at the Fort, there is no doubt that the Japanese interned there will become better and loyal Americans than ever.
We have one favor to ask of you. Will it be possible for you to mail us our father's certificate of death as soon as possible so that we may be able to transfer some of his things to us? Thanking you again for everything, we are,
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