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.

Japanese Latin Americans (284)

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Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-92)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-92)
Photographed is a coconut palm 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_091
Plantation building (ddr-csujad-33-52)
img Plantation building (ddr-csujad-33-52)
Photographed is a building for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_052
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-39)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-39)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvian men, posing in front of a farm truck. Some men are standing on the truck bed. 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_039
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-113)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-113)
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_112
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-21)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-21)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian man in western suit. 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_021
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-57)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-57)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian man. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 12. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_12_057
Japanese Peruvian man with aircrafts (ddr-csujad-33-157)
img Japanese Peruvian man with aircrafts (ddr-csujad-33-157)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian man posing next to aircrafts. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 26. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_26_156
Japanese Peruvian couple (ddr-csujad-33-49)
img Japanese Peruvian couple (ddr-csujad-33-49)
Photographed are a couple of Japanese Peruvians. 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_049
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-80)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-80)
Photographed is a plantation in Peru. 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_080
Plantation buidling (ddr-csujad-33-93)
img Plantation buidling (ddr-csujad-33-93)
Photographed is probably a building for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_092
Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-71)
img Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-71)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian woman. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 15. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_15_071
Japanese Peruvian young child (ddr-csujad-33-140)
img Japanese Peruvian young child (ddr-csujad-33-140)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian young child. 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_138
Japanese Peruvian worker (ddr-csujad-33-64)
img Japanese Peruvian worker (ddr-csujad-33-64)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian workers standing in a nursery. 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_064
Japanese Peruvians, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-177)
img Japanese Peruvians, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-177)
Photographed are three Japanese Peruvian men walking through a path in a mountain and carrying rifles. 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_178
Japanese Peruvian workers' housing (ddr-csujad-33-116)
img Japanese Peruvian workers' housing (ddr-csujad-33-116)
Photographed is probably a house for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_115
Japanese Peruvian men, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-72)
img Japanese Peruvian men, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-72)
Photographed are three Japanese Peruvian men on a canoe for hunting. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 15. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_15_072
Japanese immigrant women to Peru (ddr-csujad-33-4)
img Japanese immigrant women to Peru (ddr-csujad-33-4)
A group photograph of Japanese immigrant women wearing kimonos. It appears to be taken on a passenger ship to Peru. One of them is holding a baby. 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_003
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-130)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-130)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian workers. 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_128
Japanese Peruvian men, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-86)
img Japanese Peruvian men, hunting (ddr-csujad-33-86)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvian men in a mountain, probably for hunting. 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_086
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-197)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-197)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian family. The handwritten note reads: 30 de enero de 1948. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 31. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_31_197
Aircraft in Peru (ddr-csujad-33-172)
img Aircraft in Peru (ddr-csujad-33-172)
Photographed is an aircraft taking off in Peru. 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_173
Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-88)
img Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-88)
Photographed is a road in a plantation in Peru. 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_088
Llamas (ddr-csujad-33-181)
img Llamas (ddr-csujad-33-181)
Photographed are llamas 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_182
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-20)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-20)
A passport or ID photograph 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_020
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-159)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-159)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian men standing in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 26. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_26_158
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