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. 89, No. 2070 (November 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2070 (November 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-46)
Selected article titles: "JACL Deplores Mob Actions Brewed by Iranian Issue" (pp. 1-2), "3-Step Redress Push 'At This Time' Stated" (pp. 1, 7), "WRA Camp-born Sansei Warns Nisei Against Delusion about Evacuation" (p. 3), and "Nuclear Shell Shock?" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Know 'First Hand' Agonies of Hostages in Iran" (p. 1), "NHK 'Story of America' Tells Drama of Issei-Nisei-Sansei" (p. 1), "A Background Report: Japan-U.S. Friendship Act: Continued from Last Week" (p. 4), and "YE Editor's Desk: Mexican Nikkei" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2073 (December 14, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2073 (December 14, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-49)
Selected article titles: "'Massive' Review of Iranian Students Challenged" (p. 1), "The Iranian Situation News Briefs: White House Appreciates JACL Support" (pp. 1, 4), "From the Midwest: The Invisible Woman: From Geisha to Feminist, Part Two" (p. 5), and "JACLers Visit South America: Counterpart in Brazil" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 1 (July 2, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 1 (July 2, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-26)
Selected article titles: "Japan's Suzuki Fears IBM Case May Threaten U.S.-Japan Trade" (p. 1), "Justices Rule Rights Disputes May Go Directly to U.S. Courts" (pp. 1-2), and "International Relations: Getting Accustomed to Lima, Peru" (pp. 4, 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 23 (June 12, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 23 (June 12, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-23)
Selected article titles: "Teachers Get Lesson about WW2 Camps" (p. 1), "President de la Madrid Credits Japanese Nikkei with Strengthening Japan-Mexico Relationship" (pp. 1, 11), "Lies and Half-Truths" (p. 4), and "Turkish Group Opposes Bill to Fund Films" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 14 (November 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 14 (November 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-39)
Selected article titles: "Congress Passes Money Bill for Redress" (p. 1), "Certain Latin Americans May Qualify" (pp. 1, 6), "1989 Class of Washington D.C. Leadership Conference: Key Issues Facing Japanese Americans Discussed by JACLers with Government, Nikkei Leaders" (pp. 1, 5), "Japan Government, Firms Donate $7.2 Million for Earthquake Relief" (p. 2), and "Masamori Kojima Journalism …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 23 (June 15, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 23 (June 15, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-23)
Select article titles: "Smithsonian Museum Director Kennedy to Receive Masaoka Public Service Award"(p.1); "Fujimori Wins Presidency in Peru Decisively"(p.1); "Two Charged in Beating of Japanese Students Mistaken as Hmong Refugees"(p.2); "Why the JATC Was Organized"(p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 3 (August 3-10, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 3 (August 3-10, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-28)
Select article titles: "House Panel Votes to Widen Door to Immigration"(p.1); "UC Berkeley Honors Japanese Consul General Yanai for Cultural Encouragement and Exchanges"(p.1); "Fujimori's Inaugural Message"(p.5).
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. 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. 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. 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. 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).
Plantation buildings (ddr-csujad-33-184)
img Plantation buildings (ddr-csujad-33-184)
Photographed are probably buildings for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_185
Japanese Peruvian man fixing a car (ddr-csujad-33-96)
img Japanese Peruvian man fixing a car (ddr-csujad-33-96)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian man fixing a car. 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_095
Japanese Peruvian female child in First Communion attire (ddr-csujad-33-40)
img Japanese Peruvian female child in First Communion attire (ddr-csujad-33-40)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian female child attired for her First Communion. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 7. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_07_040
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-170)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-170)
Photographed are trees 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_171
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-28)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-28)
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_028
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-143)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-143)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian male workers. 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_141
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