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-437-143)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-143)
He contacted the Office of Alien Property requested files related to the Miwa claim
Letter from Lawrence Fumio Miwa to Robert Murakami (ddr-densho-437-48)
doc Letter from Lawrence Fumio Miwa to Robert Murakami (ddr-densho-437-48)
Answering questions about Lawrence Miwa's birth registration, and changed in legislation related to property reclamation
Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-20)
doc Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-20)
Correspondence with MIlton Simpson and Department of Alien Property concerning efforts to claim James Seigo Miwa's confiscated property
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-53)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-53)
Concerning letter sent by Shoso Miwa in regards to claim by Shigeru Nakata
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-89)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-89)
Clarifying details of James Seigo Miwa's business connections in Japan
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