Chronology Chart of Civilian Internment Camps:
Internee Strength & Movement

Compiled by Mayumi Komiya, History Teacher at Yokohama Eiwa Girls High School
Sources: Gaiji Geppo (Foreign Affairs Monthly Report), Taisho and Showa History of the Catholic Church Vol. 3

Date format=day/month; Strengths in bold; Est.=Established; Rel.=Released; Rep.=Repatriated;
Tohoku=N. Japan;Kanto=E. Central Japan; Kansai=W. Central Japan
19411942194319441945
Hokkaido9 Dec Est. Muroran, Sapporo
2 ship crewmen
26 Jan (crewmen to Kanagawa)

8 Jun Occupation of Attu Island

28 Sep Est. Otaru
40
(Aluits, 23 men, 17 women)
Oct 38 (2 deaths)
Nov 38
Dec (1 death)
Jan 37
Feb 36 (1 death)
Mar 36 (1 death, 1 birth)
Jun 35 (1 death)
Jul 33 (2 deaths)
Aug 31 (2 deaths)
Sep 29 (2 deaths)
Jan 27 (2 deaths)
Feb 26 (1 death)
Mar 25 (1 death)
Aug 25
Akita9 Dec Est. Yokote Christ Church
1 missionary (Rev. M. Smyser)
31 Mar (Smyser rel.); closed
5 Jul Est. Kazuno-gun
48 (Italians from Tokyo)
Aug 48
1 Jun Est. Hiraka-gun
28 (from Tokyo)
Aug 27 (1 death)
Iwate9 Dec Est. Zenrin-kan, Morioka
13 missionaries
31 Mar (all missionaries to Miyagi)
14 Jul Est. St. Dominic Convent, Morioka
8
Miyagi9 Dec Est. Mototerakoji Catholic Church, Sendai
53 priests and nuns
Feb 58
31 Mar 74 (14 from Tohoku, 1 from Hokkaido
18 Apr (1 rel.)
May 48 (20 rep.)
Jun 28
Jul 26 (2 rep.)
10 Oct 31 (5 women from Hokkaido)
17 Dec (7 women to Tokyo, 24 men to Saitama)
20 Dec 35 (35 Indonesian seamen from Dutch hospital ship)
Jan 35 (dates unknown: 1 Indonesian death, 1 American to Miyagi)
10 Jul (destroyed in air raid, moved to Kakugorocho)
Aug 35
9 Dec Est. #2 Camp, 2 Bancho North, Sendai13 May (27 nuns rel.); closed
Jun Est. Tatamiya-cho Church, Sendai
26 (Canadian nuns)
Aug 26
Fukushima9 Dec Est. Catholic Church, Fukushima
1 Canadian priest
30 Mar (priest to Miyagi)
11 Jul Est. Notre Dame Convent, Fukushima
137 (passengers from Nankin)
Aug (1 birth, 1 death)
Sep (1 death)
Oct 136
Nov 140 (4 from Kobe)
29 Nov 141 (1 man from Fukushima)Apr 140 (1 death)
Aug 139 (1 death)
9 Jul Est. St. Terejia Dorm, Aizu-Wakamatsu
4 Canadian nuns
Aug 4
Saitama9 Dec Est. Urawa
1 Canadian priest
13 Mar (priest to Tokyo)
5 Oct Est. St. Francisco Convent, Urawa
37 (men from Tokyo)
64 (24 from Miyagi, 3 from Hiroshima)
26Jan 65 (1 man)
5 May 66 (1 man from Manila)
Sep 56 (10 rep.)
4 Aug 55 (1 man to Nagasaki)
5 Sep 56 (1 Canadian)
Aug 56
Tokyo9 Dec Est. Sumire Girls High School of Home Economics
36
Feb 37
Mar 42 (6 from Kanto, 2 rel.)
May 43
Jun (13 from Kanagawa, 13 rep.)
Jul 28 (15 rep.)
Sep (2 rel.)
16 Sep 97 (71 from Kanto)
5 Oct 90 (30 women from Kanagawa, 37 men to Saitama)
31 Oct 87 (3 Irish women rel.)
Dec 123 (7 from Miyagi, 19 from Hiroshima, 10 from Nagasaki)
Aug 114
Sep 62 (52 rep.)
Oct (moved to Sekiguchi Daimachi, Bunkyo-ku [Tokyo #2 -- APUJ])
Mar 59
15 May 56 (3 women rel.)
4 Aug 55 (1 man to Nagasaki)
15 Sep 53 (2 women rel.)
6 Nov 38 (15 Irish rel., 18 Germans)
Apr 56
26 May (destroyed in air raid)
Jun Est. Seibo Hospital; Nihon Women's College
Aug 54
19 Oct Est. St. Francisco Convent
42 (Italian diplomats)
Feb 43 (1 Italian)
Mar 48 (5 Italians)
29 Apr 47 (1 rel.)
16 Sep 48 (1 Italian man)
3 Jul 48 (moved to Akita)
Mar Est. Chilean Embassy, Minato-ku
22 (Dutch electrical engineers)
Feb 21 (1 death)
May (moved to Kotakuji Temple, Toyoda, Aichi)
Kanagawa9 Dec Est. Negishi Racecourse
59
Feb 52
Mar 53
24 Jun 31 (13 ship crewmen to Tokyo, 9 rep.)
Jul 34 (9 rep., 14 from #2)
18 Sep 42 (4 men)
5 Oct 54 (17 men)
31 Dec (1 death, male)
25 Jun 53 (moved to Uchiyama [Camp #1])
16 Aug 52 (1 Dutchman rel.)
Sep 49 (3 rep.)
Jul 48 (1 death)
Oct 47 (1 death)
Jan 46 (1 death)
Jul 45 (1 death)
Aug 44 (1 death)
9 Dec. Est. Yokohama Yacht Club
34
26 Mar 33 (1 rel.)
May 28 (3 rel.)
Jun 22 (6 rep.)
Aug 19 (8 rep., 14 to #1)
Sep 36 (17 women from Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka)
5 Oct 19 (13 women, 30 women to Tokyo)
9 Jul (moved to Izumi-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama)Aug 19
22 Jun Est. Bund Hotel, Yokohama
1 (Aleut woman)
15 Jul 19 (18 women from Rabaul)
7 Dec Est. Nanasawa, Atsugi
33
Jan 28?30 May 28 (moved to Hiraka-gun, Akita)
Aichi 21 Oct Est. Tenpaku
16 (Italian civilians)
29 Apr 15 (1 rel.)May (moved to Kosaiji, Toyoda)
Aug 15
May Est. Kotakuji Temple, Toyoda
Aug 21 (Dutch from Tokyo)
Hyogo9 Dec Est. Canadian Academy, Kobe
35
30 Mar 55 (20 from Kansai)
20 May 56 (1 man)
7 Jun 32 (1 man, 24 rep.)
16 Jul 7 (1 man, 22 rep.)
23 Sep (9 men from Osaka, Hyogo; 3 men rel.)
10 Oct (24 from #4)
15 Mar (2 men rel.)
Sep (1 death, 8 rep.)
Oct (1 death)
Dec (1 death)
Mar (2 deaths)
Apr (2 deaths, 3 rel.)
May (1 death)
26 May 159 (from #1, #3, #4, Mt. Futatabi)
Jul (15 men from Nagasaki)
Sep 174
Oct 173 (1 death)
Jan 171 (2 deaths)
Aug 163
9 Dec Est. Eastern Lodge, Kobe
9
Jan 11 (2 women from Guam)
13 Mar 16 (5 women from Guam)
Apr (5 rel.)
23 Sep 49 (33 women from Osaka, Hyogo)
1 Oct (11 women from Manchuria)
3 Oct  (1 Irish woman rel.)

May 40
Jul (40 women to Nagasaki)
15 Jan Est. Butterfield & Swire Co. warehouse, Kobe
56 (from Guam)
7 Feb (1 death)
13 Mar (1 man from Guam)
May (closed?)

15 Jan Est. Seaman's Mission, Kobe
74 (from Guam)
Hyogo totals:
Mar 205
May 211
Jun 187
Jul 165
10 Oct 220 (50 to Chartered Bank housing)
18 Nov 219 (1 man rel.)
Aug 217
Sep 209
Dec 206May 199 (closed?)
Hiroshima12 Dec Est. Aiko Health Facility, Miyoshi-cho
14
Feb 8
16 Mar 20 (12 from Okayama)
May 22
Jun 21
24 Jul 19 (1 woman rel.)
23 Sep (1 man from Yamaguchi, 1 woman)
30 Sep 22 (1 woman from Tottori)
17 Dec 44 (19 women from Tokyo, 3 men from Saitama)
Aug 44
FukuokaJul Est. Mt. Hiko
28
SagaJul Est. Kiyomizu
21
Nagasaki9 Dec Est. St. Mary's Academy, Nagasaki
21
12 Feb 20 (1 rel.)
30 Mar 26 (2 from Kumamoto, 4 from Fukuoka)
May 30
Jun 25
Jul 22
Oct 25 (2 men rel.)
17 Dec 15 (10 women to Tokyo)
4 Mar 15 (moved to Knights of Our Lady Seminary)Jul 40 (15 men to Hyogo, 40 women from Hyogo)
4 Aug 42 (1 married couple from Saitama)
Aug 41
KumamotoJul Est. Tochinoki Hot Springs
40
TOTALSDec 342Feb 460
Mar 453
May 435
Jun 356
Jul 450
Oct 671
Nov 676
Jan 754
Aug 763
Sep 688
Oct 746
Dec 777
Mar 802
May 790
Jan 747
Aug 858


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