Sanji Abe - Parole and sponsorship papers
Internees at Honouliuli were permitted to request parole with approved sponsorship assuring close contact, observation of activities and compliance with the terms of release.
Mr. Sanji Abe was a veteran of World War I and the first Japanese American elected to the Hawai‘i Territorial Senate in 1940. He was arrested when a Japanese flag was found in a Hilo theater which he owned. After 16 months of confinement, he wrote a letter to the Military Governor requesting his release, citing a son’s volunteering for the U.S. Army. He then applied for parole, sponsored by Frank Locey. Locey submitted a sponsor’s report on Abe’s compliance with the terms of his parole.
Handwritten letter requesting release [PDF]
Parole Regulations; Release Request; Sponsor’s Agreement; Sponsor’s Report [PDF]
Original Source: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Location in JCCH Resource Center: Japanese American Relocation & Internment: The Hawaii Experience--Archival Collection (AR 19, Box 4, Folder 45)
Abe, Sanji. "Consideration for Release from Internment." Letter to Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson, Jr. 11 Jan. 1944. MS. Honouliuli Internment Camp, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. The Untold Story: The Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Web. [date of access]
Parole and sponsorship papers for Sanji Abe. March-December 1944. Office of the Military Governor, Territory of Hawaii. The Untold Story: The Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Web. [date of access]