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 Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-47)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-47)
Concerning actions related to the Shigeru Nakata Claim on James Seigo Miwa's property
Letter from Robert Murakami to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-34)
doc Letter from Robert Murakami to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-34)
Advising Lawrence Miwa on how to proceed with claim on James Seigo Miwa's confiscated property
Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-21)
doc Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-21)
Documents concerning James Seigo Miwa's property claims, including letter written directly to President Truman from Yoshio Miwa, and denial of return of James Seigo Miwa's confiscated property based on his repatriation
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-52)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-52)
Concerning claim filed with Office of Alien Property and letter required from Shoso Miwa
Letter from Lawrence Fumio Miwa to Oliver Ellis Stone (ddr-densho-437-146)
doc Letter from Lawrence Fumio Miwa to Oliver Ellis Stone (ddr-densho-437-146)
Suggesting some additions to Stone's draft, met with group of Issei who had been interned with his father
Note with K. Miwa written on top (ddr-densho-437-296)
doc Note with K. Miwa written on top (ddr-densho-437-296)
List of life insurance payments from 1924-1936, with receipt for payment in 1940
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-57)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-57)
He has received no answer from Shigeru Nakata about his claim, sees little chance that any legislation concerning reparations will pass at the moment
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