Application for Leave Clearance, Tule Lake War Relocation Center
Name: Takako Yamashiro
Question 27: Are you willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States on combat duty, wherever ordered?
I do not know how to answer this question. I am a woman, ineligible for combat.
Question 28: Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States of America and faithfully defend the United States from any and all attack by foreign or domestic forces, and forswear any form of allegiance to the Japanese Emperor or any other foreign government, power, or organization?
I do not know how to answer this question. I was born in Seattle, Washington. I have never had any form of allegiance to the Japanese Emperor, so there’s nothing to forswear. I will swear unqualified allegiance to my country when my country frees me and my family.
Rated R for violent content, specifically war atrocities.