Japanese Latin Americans

During World War II, 2,264 Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry were forcibly deported from their countries of residence and taken to the U.S. where they were placed in internment camps in order to be exchanged for Americans held by Japanese forces. Some 80 percent of the internees were Japanese Peruvians; the rest came from various Pacific-facing countries from Mexico to Chile. At the conclusion of the war, most of the interned Japanese Latin Americans were forced to leave the U.S. However, since many were initially barred from returning to their home countries, more than 900 Japanese Latin Americans were deported to war-devastated Japan. Over 350 Japanese Latin Americans remained in the U.S. and fought deportation in the courts. Eventually, about 100 managed to gain reentry to their home countries in Latin America. It was not until 1952 that those who stayed were allowed to begin the process of becoming U.S. permanent residents. Many later became U.S. citizens.

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
Selected article titles: "Apr. 28 New Date for Hearings" (p. 1), "Researcher Takes Issue with Anti-Bilingual Ballot Arguments" (pp. 3, 7), "East Wind: Japanese Peruvians, Part II" (p. 4), and "By the Board: Who's at the Helm?" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
Selected article titles: "Foes of California English Initiative Form Coalition to Prevent Passage" (pp. 1, 8), "Japanese National Kept in Detention by Provision on McCarran-Walter Act" (pp. 1, 3), "President's Corner: Here's What We're Doing" (p. 5), and "U.S., Latin American Nikkei Athletes 'Go for the Gold' in Mexico Sportsfest" (pp. 6-7).
Japanese Peruvians, gathering (ddr-csujad-33-182)
img Japanese Peruvians, gathering (ddr-csujad-33-182)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvians gathering in front of a house in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 29. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_29_183
Railroad (ddr-csujad-33-119)
img Railroad (ddr-csujad-33-119)
Photographed is a railroad in Peru. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 20. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_20_118
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-23)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-23)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian man. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 4. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_04_023
Logging factory (ddr-csujad-33-102)
img Logging factory (ddr-csujad-33-102)
Photographed is probably a logging factory in Peru. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 19. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_19_101
Peruvian woman in a pineapple field (ddr-csujad-33-192)
img Peruvian woman in a pineapple field (ddr-csujad-33-192)
Photographed is a Peruvian woman holding a pineapple in a plantation field in Peru. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 30. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_30_194
Japanese Peruvian baseball team
img Japanese Peruvian baseball team "Asahi" (ddr-csujad-33-19)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian baseball team, Asahi. It was taken when the team won the championship. The players hold a champion cup and a Imperial Japanese flag. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_03_201
Peruvian woman and child (ddr-csujad-33-75)
img Peruvian woman and child (ddr-csujad-33-75)
Photographed is a Peruvian woman holding a child. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_16_075
Japanese Peruvian workers and house (ddr-csujad-33-63)
img Japanese Peruvian workers and house (ddr-csujad-33-63)
Photographed are male Japanese Peruvian plantation workers posed in front of their house. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 14. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_14_063
Japanese Peruvian worker (ddr-csujad-33-77)
img Japanese Peruvian worker (ddr-csujad-33-77)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian worker posing in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_16_077
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-134)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-134)
Photographed are mountains and a barn for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 23. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_23_132
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-7)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-7)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian family. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_02_006
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-117)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-117)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian workers in a field that appears to be a nursery. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 20. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_20_116
Japanese Peruvian couple (ddr-csujad-33-35)
img Japanese Peruvian couple (ddr-csujad-33-35)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian couple. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_06_035
Aircraft and a Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-145)
img Aircraft and a Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-145)
Photographed are a Japanese Peruvian man posing next to an aircraft. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 24. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_24_144
Japanese Peruvian men, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-54)
img Japanese Peruvian men, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-54)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvian men with hunting gear. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_11_054
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-78)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-78)
A group photo of Japanese Peruvian men taken under a fruit tree. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 17. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_17_078
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-111)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-111)
Photographed are trees in a plantation in Peru. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 19. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_19_110
Japanese Peruvian worker (ddr-csujad-33-164)
img Japanese Peruvian worker (ddr-csujad-33-164)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian male worker in a plantation in Peru. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 27. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_27_163
Japanese Peruvian men's club (ddr-csujad-33-46)
img Japanese Peruvian men's club (ddr-csujad-33-46)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvian men who are probably members of a men's club or association. It is taken at a beach. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 9. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_09_167
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-91)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-91)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian family. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 18. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_18_090
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-81)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-81)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvians sitting in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 17. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_17_081
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-13)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-13)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian man in western suit. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_03_012
Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-190)
img Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-190)
Photographed is a road in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 30. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_30_192
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