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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Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-19)
doc Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-19)
Includes documents related to attempts to have James Seigo Miwa's sons attend college in the United States, and return of property
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Larry (Lawrence Miwa) (ddr-densho-437-136)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Larry (Lawrence Miwa) (ddr-densho-437-136)
He and Congressman Byron Johnson will contact new Deputy Attorney General Byron White as soon as possible after inauguration
Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-23)
doc Department of Justice files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-23)
Including FBI report on James Seigo Miwa's activities while in Japan, legal documents from Lawrence Miwa concerning families claim on confiscated property
Letter from Spark Matsunaga to Oliver Ellis Stone (ddr-densho-437-151)
doc Letter from Spark Matsunaga to Oliver Ellis Stone (ddr-densho-437-151)
Requesting information about James Seigo Miwa for proposed private legislation on reparations
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-129)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-129)
He has requested assistance in pursuing the claim from Congressman Byron Johnson, but believes it will take general legislation to affect change
Letter to Oliver Ellis Stone (ddr-densho-437-213)
doc Letter to Oliver Ellis Stone (ddr-densho-437-213)
Only first page, likely from Lawrence Miwa. Information about James Seigo Miwa's business
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