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-437-127)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-127)
Enclosing Attorney General's decision to deny his claim, believes the only chance now is through general legislation
Letter form Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Miwa (ddr-densho-437-60)
doc Letter form Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Miwa (ddr-densho-437-60)
Concerning Stone's contact with Shigeru Nakata and steps taken to resolved his claim
National Archives files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-18)
doc National Archives files for James Seigo Miwa (ddr-densho-437-18)
Including documents related to James Seigo Miwa's repatriation to Japan, affidavits. efforts to reclaim lost property, and work as interpreter in Japan
Letter from Lawrence Fumio Miwa to Sen. Eugene Milliken (ddr-densho-437-174)
doc Letter from Lawrence Fumio Miwa to Sen. Eugene Milliken (ddr-densho-437-174)
Following up on letter from Sen. Millken requesting information about case
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-45)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-45)
Enclosing copies of documents related to issues of "successor-in-interest" in James Seigo Miwa's will
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-150)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-150)
Update on Rep. Matsunaga's work on collecting material for a class action case for reparations, including James Seigo Miwa's property
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Larry (Lawrence Miwa) (ddr-densho-437-138)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Larry (Lawrence Miwa) (ddr-densho-437-138)
Enclosing his letter to Congressman Byron Johnson concerning pursuing Miwa's claim
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-65)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-65)
It will take about two months before the Office Alien Property will get to the Miwa's claim
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-71)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-71)
Reviewing government's opposition to the claim based on James Seigo Miwa's residence in Japan during the war
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