Economic losses

The economic and emotional toll associated with the uprooting of Japanese Americans from their homes and businesses was enormous. The cost was especially high for the issei (first-generation immigrants), who had worked most of their lives to establish financial security for themselves and their children. Many Japanese Americans bitterly recall being forced to sell property, personal belongings, and business equipment for a fraction of their value to opportunistic scavengers. Evacuees could take only what they could carry. They left behind heirlooms, cherished toys, and family pets. Farmers continued to work for a harvest they would never see, told it would be "disloyal" to stop. The bustling Nihonmachis (Japantowns) of the West Coast closed down and never fully recovered, even after the war ended.

World War II (215)
Economic losses (277)

277 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 78 (September 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-140)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 78 (September 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-140)
"Evangelical, Reformed Church Supports End of Racial Bias in Present Immigration Laws" (p. 1), "Laws Favoring Japanese OK'd" (p. 1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 38 (June 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-26)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 38 (June 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-26)
"Lest We Forget : The GI's Who Didn't Come Back " (p. 1), "Hears Pleas for Claims Board Bill" (p. 1),"MISLS to Send Teams East" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 102 (December 11, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-163)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 102 (December 11, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-163)
"Nisei Seeks U.S. Rights, Files Suit" (p. 1), "Last Rites for Sgt. John Hashimoto Will be on Saturday, Dec. 18" (p. 1), "JACL Will Distribute Claims Forms Dec. 17" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 61 (July 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-228)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 61 (July 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-228)
"130 Strandees Ask Re-Entry, JCCA Reports" (p. 1), "Justice Department Unit Aide Outlines How Its L.A. Office Will Process the Claims" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 64 (September 5, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-51)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 64 (September 5, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-51)
"Sights U.S. Efforts to Revive Japan's Foreign Trade Hurtling Toward Economic Shoals, Political Storms" (p. 1), "Write to O.A.P. in Washington, D.C., To File Claims for Frozen Deposits" (p. 1), "Los Angeles Court to Test Legality of Law Banning Intermarriages" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 77 (October 21, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-64)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 77 (October 21, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-64)
"California Bars Alien Japanese From Commercial Fishing" (p. 1), "Acheson to Participate in Oyama Land Case" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 71 (September 6, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-240)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 71 (September 6, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-240)
"Korean Situation Hampers ADC Efforts to Win Boost in Claims Plan Budget" (p. 1), "Walter Bill OK by Truman Expected Soon" (p. 1), "ADC Releases Full Text of GI Bride Bill" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 47 (June 11, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-214)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 47 (June 11, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-214)
"House Unanimously Passes Resolution to Give "All' Right to U.S. Citizenship" (p. 1), "JACL ADC Seeks "Same Consideration' as Japanese for Okinawa People" (p. 1), "Solons Act on Two Appropriations Providing for Claims Processing" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 47 (July 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-35)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 47 (July 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-35)
"Fights Use of Japanese in Job Classification" (p. 1), "ADC Receives New Version of H.R. 3999" (p. 1), "NVC Supports Measure on Citizenship" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 100 (December 4, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-161)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 100 (December 4, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-161)
"OK of Measure for Equality Seen Likely" (p. 1), "Joint Rites Set for Six GI War Dead Saturday, Dec. 11 in Bukkyo-Kai; One of Nisei Heroes is Winner of DSC" (p. 1), "JACL Will Give Claims Forms" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 70 (September 26, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-57)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 70 (September 26, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-57)
"Canadian Minister of Justice Ilsley Discloses Broadening of Terms of Reference on Japanese Evacuee Claims" (p. 1), "VFW Assists Vets Seeking Claims Data" (p. 1), "ADC to Enter Cases Linking Covenant Club" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 31 (April 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-198)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 31 (April 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-198)
"Hopes Rise on Senate Approval of Judd's ENI Legislation" (p. 1), "Local ADC Fund Push of $5,000 Starts April 20" (p. 1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 65 (August 13, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-232)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 65 (August 13, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-232)
"Next "Open Night' on Wed., Aug. 17; Take Advantage of It, Okada Urges" (p. 1), "Illinois Senator Cites Record of Nisei GI's in Urging Passage of Judd Bill" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 24 (March 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-94)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 24 (March 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-94)
"Center Blaze Sufferers Get Loss Claims" (p. 1), "Nisei War Memorial Army Raises $1,623 Here" (p. 1), "Union Membership Sought for Issei" (p. 2), "Fights Seizure of Alien's Land for War Claims" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 48 (June 15, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-215)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 48 (June 15, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-215)
"Economy-Minded Solons Pass Over Funds Set Aside for Claims" (p. 1), "House OK's ENI Legislation; Senate Unit Will Study It" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 3 (January 28, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 3 (January 28, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-3)
Selected article titles: "Ford Pardons Iva Toguri: 1st Treason Case Voided" (p.1, 3), "Vandals Strike at Topaz" (p.1), "Wendy Yoshimura Found Guilty on 3 Counts" (p.1-2), "Law Strips Issei of $87,000" (p.1-2), "Moses Lake Country" (p.4).
Receipt for $20.00 paid to Catherine Johnson (ddr-densho-383-523)
doc Receipt for $20.00 paid to Catherine Johnson (ddr-densho-383-523)
For Payment on Store. Tokuda purchased the Johnson Pharmacy in 1935, was forced to sell while in camp and then repurchased the store in 1947.
Letter to Clarence Thomas from Elmer Feathers (ddr-densho-383-517)
doc Letter to Clarence Thomas from Elmer Feathers (ddr-densho-383-517)
Letter of personal recommendation for George Tokuda from his friend Elmer Feathers, letter and envelope
Letter from O.M. Moen to George Tokuda (ddr-densho-383-553)
doc Letter from O.M. Moen to George Tokuda (ddr-densho-383-553)
Re: sale of Tokuda's store on Yesler Way, and disposition of personal property
Letter to George Tokuda from O.M. Moen (ddr-densho-383-515)
doc Letter to George Tokuda from O.M. Moen (ddr-densho-383-515)
Re: the storage and disposition of Tokuda's property from his pharmacies, and settling of accounts
WRA Evacuee Property Report (ddr-densho-383-516)
doc WRA Evacuee Property Report (ddr-densho-383-516)
Receipt for George Tokuda's property stored at the Pacific Hotel basement
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese Ancestry (ddr-densho-383-514)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese Ancestry (ddr-densho-383-514)
Form filed by George Tokuda, Page 3 and 4 Statement of Claim due to evacuation with inventory of property lost.
Administrative Notice No. 23 Registration of Evacuees' Rentable Property (ddr-densho-356-800)
doc Administrative Notice No. 23 Registration of Evacuees' Rentable Property (ddr-densho-356-800)
Administrative Notice No. 23 from Santa Anita Assembly Center informs internees that if they have any property that is "rentable" to register it immediately and lists what is rentable property and how to register it.
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