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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Japanese Peruvian man and children (ddr-csujad-33-194)
img Japanese Peruvian man and children (ddr-csujad-33-194)
Photographed are a Japanese Peruvian man and children. 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_196
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-43)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-43)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian family. 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_043
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-108)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-108)
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_107
Plantation building (ddr-csujad-33-89)
img Plantation building (ddr-csujad-33-89)
Photographed is probably a building for Japanese Peruvian plantation workers. 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_189
Buildings in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-166)
img Buildings in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-166)
Photographed are buildings for the Japanese Peruvian workers 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_166
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-44)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-44)
A photograph of Japanese Peruvian man and woman in a plantation, posing in front of papaya trees. 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_044
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-38)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-38)
A photograph of two Japanese Peruvian men. 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_038
Japanese Peruvians (ddr-csujad-33-60)
img Japanese Peruvians (ddr-csujad-33-60)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvians. 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_060
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-124)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-124)
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_123
Plantation in Peru (ddr-csujad-33-67)
img Plantation in Peru (ddr-csujad-33-67)
Photographed is a plantation in Peru. 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_067
Japanese Peruvian logger (ddr-csujad-33-135)
img Japanese Peruvian logger (ddr-csujad-33-135)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian logger. 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_133
Logging (ddr-csujad-33-118)
img Logging (ddr-csujad-33-118)
Photographed is logging 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_117
Japanese Peruvians on a river island (ddr-csujad-33-142)
img Japanese Peruvians on a river island (ddr-csujad-33-142)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvians standing on a river island. 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_140
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-155)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-155)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian man standing in front of a building in a plantation. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 25. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_25_154
Japanese Peruvian loggers (ddr-csujad-33-160)
img Japanese Peruvian loggers (ddr-csujad-33-160)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian loggers in a forest. 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_159
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-41)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-41)
A photograph of a Japanese Peruvian man in western suit. 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_041
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-66)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-66)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian men, and a woman who is probably a local Peruvian. 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_066
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-105)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-105)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian men in a building. 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_104
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-138)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-138)
Photographed is a plantation 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_136
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-59)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-59)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian men sitting on a wood log fallen in a river. 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_059
Baby (ddr-csujad-33-9)
img Baby (ddr-csujad-33-9)
A photograph of a baby. 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_008
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-139)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-139)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvians. 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_137
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-168)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-168)
Photographed are a bus and mountains 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_169
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-76)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-76)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian workers 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_076
Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-109)
img Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-109)
Photographed is a road 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_108
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