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. 111, No. 8 (September 21, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 8 (September 21, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-33)
Select article titles: "Matsui Criticizes Census Bureau for Method on Counting"(p.1); "Fujimori's Request for Japan's Help Seen in 120 Trucks"(p.1); "Nikkei Doctors, Nurses of Internment Camp Days to Be Remembered at L.A. Gala"(p.2); "ORA Case Flow for the First 30,000: What's in Your File and Where It Goes"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 24 (June 22, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 24 (June 22, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-24)
Select article titles: "Congress to Consider Immigration Reform (HR 4300), Asian Gains Seen"(p.1);"'Mikan'-Growing Kumamoto Town, Prime Minister Kaifu Congratulate"(p.1); "Phase 2 of Minidoka Camp Project Includes Rock Garden"(p.2); "Inflation Drives South American Nikkei to Japan"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 18 (November 30, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 18 (November 30, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-43)
Select article titles: "No Rate Increase Due for JACL-Blue Shield Subscribers"(p.1);"Sophomore Puzzled By Fellow Student's Racial Attitude, Prejudice in La Crosse"(p.1);"Bob Matsui Launches Bid for Full Term U. S. Senate in 1992"(p.1);"Fujimori Stresses Economic Reforms in His 100 Day Administration Speech"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 2 (July 20-27, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 2 (July 20-27, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-27)
Select article titles: "Senate Passes Civil Rights Act of 1990"(p.1);"Alberto Fujimori to Be sworn into Office on His Birthday Tomorrow"(p.1); "Truck Manufacturer Settles Lawsuit Against 'Stereotypic' Imagery in Ads"(p.2); "U.S.-Japan Relations From the Perspectives of a Social Anthropologist-Bloom Is Over"(p.5); "'Days of Waiting' Tells Arthur-Estelle Ishigo Story"(p.9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 6 (September 7, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 6 (September 7, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-31)
Select article titles: "Dan Rather's Quip on WWII Internment Hit"(p.1); "Calif. Assembly Soundly Defeats ACR 181 to Rewrite History of Internment in State Textbooks"(p.1);"A Great Program at the Outset in the 1970s, But Interest Waning Now for JACL Chapters"(p.2);"President Fujimori's Inaugural Day"(p.6);"When You Call 800-395-4672 for Redress Help, Here're the People in the Office Who Respond"(p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 14 (April 13, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 14 (April 13, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-14)
Select article titles: "ORA Director Bratt Estimates Redress Recipients Will Range from Age 69 Up"(p.1);"JACL President's Speech: Japan Diplomats and Business Leaders Listen"(p.1); "Political Unkown Nisei, Fujimori Forces Top Presidential Vargas Llosa to Runoff"(p.1); "12th Graders Nationwide Tested on History and Civics: 58.9% Correctly Identify WWII Internment"(p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 7 (February 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 7 (February 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-7)
Select article titles: "Mineta Keynotes Chicago's Lunar New Year Banquet"(p.1); "Gubernatorial Candidate Asked to Apologize"(p.1); "Carlos Kasuga Urges PANA-USA Nikkei to Keep Faith with Issei Spirit and Values"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 11 (June 2-15, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 11 (June 2-15, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-11)
Selected article titles: "Honolulu Evacuees Eligible for Redress" (pp. 1, 3-4), "'O.J.' Publisher: It's Not Racism, It's Humor" (pp. 1, 4), "JACL National Board Meeting, May 6-7, 1995: Summary of Motions" (p. 6), and "Peru Nikkei to Host PANA Convention July 5-9" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 12 (September 18, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 12 (September 18, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-38)
Selected article titles: "First Test of Closed Primary in Hawaii Oct. 3" (p.1-2), "East Bay Voter Registration Bid Is Significant" (p.1), "Japanese American Groups and Leaders Go for 'No on 14'" (p.1), "Nisei Interpreters Lauded at 20th Anny. Reunion of Merrill's Marauders" (p.1), "430,135 Japanese Counted in Brazil" (p.1), "Sparky's Friends" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 1 (July 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 1 (July 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-27)
Selected article titles: "Reins on Research Project Tightened by Administrator" (p.1), "Seabrook Installation, with Matsunaga as Speaker, Termed 'Most Outstanding'" (p.1), "Analysis, Civil Rights Act of 1964" (p.1-2), "Several EDC JACLers Attend 1-Day Regional Confab Hosted by President's Committee" (p.2), "Brazilian Nisei Congressman Visits Japan" (p.3), "White Exodus Fails to Materialize when Negroes Move into New …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 14 (October 1, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 14 (October 1, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-40)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Civil Rights Agencies Target of Streamlining" (p.1), "Sen. Kuchel Praises Nisei in California during Debate on Immigration Bill, Enters JACL Letter in Congressional Record(p.1, 5), "Week-Long Debate in Senate Deletes Racism in Immigration" (p.1, 3), "200 Naturalized Issei Celebrate Decade of Citizenship at Downtwon L.A. JACL Fete" (p.1), "Senate Immigration Bill" (p.2), …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 8 (August 20, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 8 (August 20, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-34)
Selected article titles: "Los Angeles Riot Heaps Nisei Business with $1 Million Loss" (p.1), "Orange County Nisei Protest Filming of Nisei Traitor Story" (p.1, 3), "Agenda for Youth Delegates Announced" (p.1), "House Immigration Bill" (p.2), "History Project: Issei Innkeepers of Seattle" (p.3, 5), "Nisei Progress in Brazil Recorded" (p.3), "Open Housing Resolution Ok'd by Seattle JACL" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 65, No. 15 (October 13, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 65, No. 15 (October 13, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-42)
Selected article titles: "Radio showman suggests use of 'Jappish'" (p. 1), "Statistics show Japanese immigrants in Hawaii of 19th century with high 'expected' death rate" (p. 1), "War relocation leave credit authorized for Cal employees" (p. 1), "100 JACLers poised for Japan tour, departing tomorrow in two sections" (p. 1), "Sao Paulo's 'La Libertad' district Brazil's …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 14, (October 5, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 14, (October 5, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-39)
Select article titles: "Dr. Nobe Award Goes to San Franciscan" (p.1); "Bid for Mayor Looks Good" (p.1); "Nat't JACL Hits New Membership High of 27, 492" (p.1); "Japanese in Peru May Fascinate Nikkei Sociologists" (p.2); "SDF Ruling Shows up Dual Senses" (p.3); "Use of 'Jap' Resurges" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 15, (October 12, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 15, (October 12, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-40)
Select article titles: "Trace History of...Repeal of Lily-White Clause" (p.1); "Sen. Inouye to Address Kickoff Fete for JACL Bldg. Fund Drive" (p.1); "Legal Assistance Offered by MALDEF in Employment Discrimination Actions" (p.2); "Separate PSWDC Chapter Insurance Board Formed" (p.3); "Estimate 700,000 Nikkei in Brazil, Percentage in Agriculture Dwindles" (p.4).
Pacific citizen, Vol. 77, No. 23, (December 7, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-48)
doc Pacific citizen, Vol. 77, No. 23, (December 7, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-48)
Select article titles: "U.S. Judge Rules 3-1 Ration for S.F. Police Dept." (p.1); "Calif. Legislature: Reappointment Settled" (p.1); "'Gambare!', Bannai Urges Nisei" (p.1); "Returned Land from U.S. Military in Japan to Be Converted into Parks" (p.5); "Geologist Says Japan Emerged from North Coast" (p.6).
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 38 (February 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-12)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 38 (February 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-12)
Selected article titles: "Talents to Vie for Scholarship" (p.1), "Gravy Train Days Are Over in Japan, Interpreter Says" (p.2), "Army Permits Issei and Nisei Travel in Japan" (p.2), "Venezuelan Nisei Going Home to Parents in Caracas after Ten Years in Japan" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 14 (April 5, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 14 (April 5, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-14)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Republican Civil Rights Bills Make Neat Package for 88th" (pp. 1-2), "U.S.-Japan Trade Picture Improving; Curb on Securities Investment Money Lifted" (p. 1), "Sen. Inouye Raps Hawaii State Subversive Activities Report on Linking ILWU to Communism and 'Red' Talks at Univ. of Hawaii" (p. 3), and "Peru Orders Return of Assets …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 5 (July 30, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 5 (July 30, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-31)
Selected article titles: "President Johnson Lauds Work of Rep. Mink on Education Bill" (p.1), "First Nisei Combat Naval Pilot Decorated with Air Medal for North Vietnam Bombing" (p.1), "Happy Ending for Six Japanese-American War Orphans Enroute to Brazil Realized" (p.1), "Immigration Bill Reported" (p.2), "Most Negroes in Hawaii Conscious of their Racial Heritage, Not Passing as …
Atsumi Ozawa Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-348-6)
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Fear in the Japanese community in Huancayo, Peru, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor

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Atsumi Ozawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-348-9)
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Reuniting with father on ship to the United States

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Atsumi Ozawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-348-11)
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Arrival in Crystal City: greeted by other Japanese Americans and Japanese Peruvians

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