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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Akiko Matsui (ddr-csujad-8-37)
doc Akiko Matsui (ddr-csujad-8-37)
Oral history interview with Akiko Matsui. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Matsui, Akiko
Jane Tomeko Sugimura (ddr-csujad-8-68)
doc Jane Tomeko Sugimura (ddr-csujad-8-68)
Oral history interview with Jane Tomeko Sugimura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sugimura, Jane Tomeko
Mrs. Toshi Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-79)
doc Mrs. Toshi Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-79)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Toshi Uchiyama. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uchiyama, Mrs Toshi
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
Hatsu Mochizuki (ddr-csujad-8-92)
doc Hatsu Mochizuki (ddr-csujad-8-92)
Oral history interview with Hatsu Mochizuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mochizuki, Hatsu
Shig Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-9)
doc Shig Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-9)
Oral history interview with Shig Domoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Domoto, Shig
Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
doc Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
Oral history interview with Michio and June Toshiyuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Toshiyuki, Michio and June
Clipping titled Exposed: America's World War II concentration camps (ddr-csujad-24-124)
doc Clipping titled Exposed: America's World War II concentration camps (ddr-csujad-24-124)
An article published in Mount Holyoke Alumnae quarterly, Fall 1997. A profile of Michi Wegyln that details her writing of the book "Years of Infamy" as well as her efforts to try to get redress for Japanese American railroad workers who were fired during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-78)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-78)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she writes about doing research for the Yoshida railroad workers case. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_004
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, August 27, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-75)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, August 27, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-75)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which Weglyn writes about the death of her husband Walter and thanks Chin for his support. Weglyn also writes about her support for railroad and mine workers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_001
Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
doc Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
A letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn about the firing of Japanese American railroad workers during World War II. Otani describes the hardships her family went through after her father was fired by Western Pacific Railroad and the family was forced to vacate their home because it was on railroad property. See this object in …
U.S. Department of Justice Form (ddr-csujad-29-18)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Form (ddr-csujad-29-18)
Form to Department of Justice. Claim for damage to or loss of real personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry. Ernest Yamada, applicant. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1949_M01
Oral history with Emi Yamaki (ddr-csujad-29-377)
av Oral history with Emi Yamaki (ddr-csujad-29-377)
An oral interview with Emi Yamaki. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0934. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1335_T01
An oral history with James Otsuka (ddr-csujad-29-53)
av An oral history with James Otsuka (ddr-csujad-29-53)
An oral interview with James Otsuka, Orange County resident. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0166. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3467_T01
An Oral History with Craig Kei Ihara (ddr-csujad-29-1)
av An Oral History with Craig Kei Ihara (ddr-csujad-29-1)
Oral history with Craig Kei Ihara, Sansei and California State University, Fullerton philosophy professor, born at the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas discusses family history, focusing on religion, education, aspirations, and cultural heritage; and recent overnight stay at old Rohwer campsite. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project for the Center for …
An Oral History with John Yukio Mori (ddr-csujad-29-2)
av An Oral History with John Yukio Mori (ddr-csujad-29-2)
A Sansei and conscientious objector to the Vietnam war discusses alternate service as partner in Amerasia Bookstore, a nonprofit organization serving Los Angeles's Little Tokyo; activities in Young Buddhist Association; parent's reaction to his current life-style; and long term effect of World War II incarceration. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese Oral History Project …
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. CL. 1, Fumio Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-133)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. CL. 1, Fumio Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-133)
Form no. CL. 1, Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry. It appears to be a draft filled by Fumio Fred Takano. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_72_001
Mechanics hand tools, estimate (ddr-csujad-42-139)
doc Mechanics hand tools, estimate (ddr-csujad-42-139)
A handwritten list of mechanics hand tools which presumably belong to Fumio Fred Takano. It itemizes his tools and the market value of those tools. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_74_002
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. CL. 1, Itsuhei Takano, copy (ddr-csujad-42-136)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. CL. 1, Itsuhei Takano, copy (ddr-csujad-42-136)
A copy of the claim form, "No. CL. 1, Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry," prepared by Japanese American Citizens' League as an informational worksheet. It claims Itsuhei Takano's damage and loss. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Estimate of economic losses (ddr-csujad-42-138)
doc Estimate of economic losses (ddr-csujad-42-138)
A draft estimating economic losses of presumably Fumio Fred Takano. It itemizes his properties to be sold prior to the forced evacuation, the expenses in the camp while incarcerated, and the costs after returning to home including repairs on his house and property damaged during the absence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Evacuation claims compromise settlement award sheet (ddr-csujad-42-140)
doc Evacuation claims compromise settlement award sheet (ddr-csujad-42-140)
A carbon copy of an award sheet issued by Holmes Baldridge, Assistant Attorney General, Claims Division, Department of Justice, and signed by John A, Jenkins, Attorney. 641.33 dollars were awarded for Fumio Fred Takano's claim. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_75_001
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1,  work sheet (ddr-csujad-42-134)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1, work sheet (ddr-csujad-42-134)
An exact copy of the claim form, "Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry," which is provided by Japanese American Citizens' League as a worksheet. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_72_002
Statement of claim (ddr-csujad-42-135)
doc Statement of claim (ddr-csujad-42-135)
A form, Statement of claim. It appears to be a draft filled by Fumio Fred Takano. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_72_003
Takano, Itsuhei, evacuation statement of claim (ddr-csujad-42-137)
doc Takano, Itsuhei, evacuation statement of claim (ddr-csujad-42-137)
A statement of claim for property losses of Itsuhei Takano. It details the losses of his retail business and itemizes other the cost caused by the forced evacuation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_73_002
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-18)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-18)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter discusses the Japanese American incarcerees returning to California and the West Coast. He describes the returning people as "half bred or wife of Caucasian" and a female attending Pasadena Junior College. He expresses …
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