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.

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Letter from Seigo Miwa to Leon Gross, Office of Alien Property (ddr-densho-437-58)
doc Letter from Seigo Miwa to Leon Gross, Office of Alien Property (ddr-densho-437-58)
Requesting Leon Gross provide information about the J.S. Miwa Company to his daughter, Katherine Kiyoko Sato
Testimony of Toshiko Kawano (ddr-densho-437-237)
doc Testimony of Toshiko Kawano (ddr-densho-437-237)
Witness statement from Toshiko Kawano about James Seigo Miwa's experiences in Japan during the war
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-95)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-95)
Asking Lawrence Miwa to review Richard Lott's brief related to the hearing
Letter from Lawrence Miwa to Congressman Byron Johnson (ddr-densho-437-274)
doc Letter from Lawrence Miwa to Congressman Byron Johnson (ddr-densho-437-274)
Thanking the congressman for contacting the Attorney General on his behalf
Power of Attorney document (ddr-densho-437-59)
doc Power of Attorney document (ddr-densho-437-59)
Giving Shigeru Nakata Power of Attorney over Seigo Miwa's property
Letter from Lawrence Miwa to Oliver Ellis Stone concerning claim for James Seigo Maw's confiscated property (ddr-densho-437-262)
doc Letter from Lawrence Miwa to Oliver Ellis Stone concerning claim for James Seigo Maw's confiscated property (ddr-densho-437-262)
Disappointed by the decision of the Deputy Director, and hoping to have the Attorney General review the case
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Larry (Lawrence Miwa) (ddr-densho-437-141)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Larry (Lawrence Miwa) (ddr-densho-437-141)
Looking for the full set of files for claim, asks whether Lawrence Miwa has copies
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-119)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-119)
The attorney general has agreed to review the decision on the Miwa claim
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