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 couple (ddr-csujad-33-55)
img Japanese Peruvian couple (ddr-csujad-33-55)
Photographed are a couple of Japanese Peruvians. 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_055
Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-16)
img Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-16)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian woman. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_03_016
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-146)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-146)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian male plantation 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_145
Aircraft (ddr-csujad-33-129)
img Aircraft (ddr-csujad-33-129)
Photographed are an aircraft, aviators, and viewers in a field in Peru. 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_127
Japanese Peruvian children (ddr-csujad-33-158)
img Japanese Peruvian children (ddr-csujad-33-158)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian children. 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_157
Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-27)
img Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-27)
A passport of 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_027
Japanese Peruvians on a bridge (ddr-csujad-33-144)
img Japanese Peruvians on a bridge (ddr-csujad-33-144)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvians walking across a bridge over a river. 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_143
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-31)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-31)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian man. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 5. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_05_031
Japanese Peruvians, swimming (ddr-csujad-33-165)
img Japanese Peruvians, swimming (ddr-csujad-33-165)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvians swimming in a river. 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_165
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-103)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-103)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian plantation workers having a meal inside a building. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 18. 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_102
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-131)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-131)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian family. 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_129
Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-178)
img Plantation (ddr-csujad-33-178)
Photographed are trees in a plantation 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_179
Japanese Peruvian men on a canoe (ddr-csujad-33-173)
img Japanese Peruvian men on a canoe (ddr-csujad-33-173)
Photographed are three Japanese Peruvian men riding on a canoe in a river. 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_174
Japanese Peruvian toddler (ddr-csujad-33-14)
img Japanese Peruvian toddler (ddr-csujad-33-14)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian toddler. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_03_014
Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-82)
img Japanese Peruvian family (ddr-csujad-33-82)
Photographed is a Japanese Peruvian family 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_082
Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-83)
img Japanese Peruvian men (ddr-csujad-33-83)
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_083
Aircraft (ddr-csujad-33-90)
img Aircraft (ddr-csujad-33-90)
Photographed is an aircraft parked in a field 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_089
Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-147)
img Japanese Peruvian workers (ddr-csujad-33-147)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian workers walking on a road 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_146
Japanese Peruvian men on a road (ddr-csujad-33-150)
img Japanese Peruvian men on a road (ddr-csujad-33-150)
Photographed are two Japanese Peruvian men walking on a road. 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_149
Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-15)
img Japanese Peruvian woman (ddr-csujad-33-15)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian woman. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_03_015
Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-187)
img Road in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-187)
Photographed is a road in a plantation 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_188
Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-30)
img Japanese Peruvian man (ddr-csujad-33-30)
A portrait of a Japanese Peruvian man. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 5. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_05_030
Japanese Peruvian men with a car (ddr-csujad-33-154)
img Japanese Peruvian men with a car (ddr-csujad-33-154)
Photographed are Japanese Peruvian men with a car. 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_153
Japanese Peruvian man and woman (ddr-csujad-33-179)
img Japanese Peruvian man and woman (ddr-csujad-33-179)
Photographed are a Japanese Peruvian man and woman. A white sheet is spread out on the ground. 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_180
Plants in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-188)
img Plants in a plantation (ddr-csujad-33-188)
Photographed are plants in a plantation 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_190
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