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 Robert Murakami to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-38)
doc Letter from Robert Murakami to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-38)
Advising Lawrence Miwa that the chances of reclaiming James Seigo Miwa's property are slim at this point
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-66)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-66)
Regrets that he will be out of town when Lawrence Miwa is visiting New York
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-91)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-91)
Informing Lawrence Miwa that Shigeru Nakata has abandoned his claim, and asking for documents for the pre-trial hearing
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