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 form Oliver Ellis Stone to Shigeru Nakata (ddr-densho-437-61)
doc Letter form Oliver Ellis Stone to Shigeru Nakata (ddr-densho-437-61)
Sending draft of document to be submitted to Office of Alien Property concerning his claim
Envelope with notes (ddr-densho-437-285)
doc Envelope with notes (ddr-densho-437-285)
List of documents written on one side, family biographical dates on other
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-92)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-92)
Thanking Lawrence Miwa for the Christmas gift, has obtained an extension for the hearing to file update brief
Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-85)
doc Letter from Oliver Ellis Stone to Lawrence Fumio Miwa (ddr-densho-437-85)
Office of Alien Property plans to consolidate the Miwa family claim and Shigeru Nakata's claim
Notes (ddr-densho-430-41)
doc Notes (ddr-densho-430-41)
List of items sold in haste at the outbreak of WWII and their estimated value.
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies  meeting on January 6, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-761)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on January 6, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-761)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on January 6, 1942. Topics covered in the meeting include: reading of correspondence regarding Issei being detained by authorities, relief funds frozen as some of the account holders were Issei, Japanese American Citizens' League seeking advise, and violence by Filipino Americans against Japanese Americans.
Administrative Notice No. 23 Registration of Evacuees' Rentable Property (ddr-densho-356-800)
doc Administrative Notice No. 23 Registration of Evacuees' Rentable Property (ddr-densho-356-800)
Administrative Notice No. 23 from Santa Anita Assembly Center informs internees that if they have any property that is "rentable" to register it immediately and lists what is rentable property and how to register it.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-245)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-245)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he describes a visit to the Domoto Family's nursery in Hayward which was under the care of Pete Milan.
Boarded-up store formerly run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-37-303)
img Boarded-up store formerly run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-37-303)
Original WRA caption: Stores and homes formerly inhabited by Japanese. Some of them are now used by Chinese people. Note boarded up windows and doors.
Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-285)
img Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-285)
Original WRA caption: View of the results of vandalism at the White Star Soda Works, 416 Jackson Street, Los Angeles, California.
Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-284)
img Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-284)
Original WRA caption: View of the results of vandalism at the White Star Soda Works, 416 Jackson Street, Los Angeles, California.
Boarded-up store formerly run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-37-304)
img Boarded-up store formerly run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-37-304)
Original WRA caption: Stores and homes formerly inhabited by Japanese. Some of them are now used by Chinese people. Note boarded up windows and doors.
Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-283)
img Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-283)
Original WRA caption: Scene showing the results of vandalism at the Nichiren Buddhist Temple, 2800 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California.
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