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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Mountains (ddr-csujad-33-122)
img Mountains (ddr-csujad-33-122)
Photographed are mountains 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_121
Japanese Peruvian man holding fish (ddr-csujad-33-196)
img Japanese Peruvian man holding fish (ddr-csujad-33-196)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian man holding fish. 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_200
Japanese Peruvian men and Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-174)
img Japanese Peruvian men and Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-174)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian men and one Peruvian woman sitting on a riverside. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 28. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_28_175
Japanese Peruvian lumberjacks (ddr-csujad-33-47)
img Japanese Peruvian lumberjacks (ddr-csujad-33-47)
A photograph of three Japanese Peruvian lumberjacks siting in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_10_047
Japanese immigrants to Peru (ddr-csujad-33-3)
img Japanese immigrants to Peru (ddr-csujad-33-3)
A group photograph of Japanese immigrants to Peru dressed in western clothes and kimonos. It appears to be taken on a passenger ship to Peru. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_01_002
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-121)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-121)
Photographed are trees in a plantation 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_120
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-95)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-95)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian workers in a plantation. 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_094
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-79)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-79)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian men 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_079
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-94)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-94)
Photographed is a road in a plantation in Peru. 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_093
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-53)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-53)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian men standing in a plantation. 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_053
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-51)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-51)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian workers standing in a nursery. 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_051
Logging factory (ddr-csujad-33-100)
img Logging factory (ddr-csujad-33-100)
Photographed is a logging factory in Peru. 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_099
River and mountains (ddr-csujad-33-189)
img River and mountains (ddr-csujad-33-189)
Photographed are a river and mountains in Peru. 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_191
Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-42)
img Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-42)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian woman holding flowers. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 8. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_08_042
Japanese Peruvian house (ddr-csujad-33-62)
img Japanese Peruvian house (ddr-csujad-33-62)
Photographed is probably a house for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_062
Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-22)
img Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-22)
A passport or ID photograph of a Japanese Peruvian woman. 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_022
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-61)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-61)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvian men. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 13. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_13_061
Japanese Peruvian female child in First Communion attire (ddr-csujad-33-128)
img Japanese Peruvian female child in First Communion attire (ddr-csujad-33-128)
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 22. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_22_126
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-123)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-123)
Photographed are trees in a plantation 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_122
Aircraft (ddr-csujad-33-132)
img Aircraft (ddr-csujad-33-132)
Photographed are an aircraft and viewers in a field in Peru. 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_130
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-48)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-48)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian workers standing in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_10_048
Plantation buildings (ddr-csujad-33-74)
img Plantation buildings (ddr-csujad-33-74)
Photographed are probably buildings for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_074
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-107)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-107)
Photographed is 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_106
Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-115)
img Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-115)
Photographed is a road in a plantation 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_114
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
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