Letter from Joikichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, April 13, 1948 [in Japanese]

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ddr-csujad-5-242 (CSUJAD Local ID: oki_02_73_001, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_oki_0237)

CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law, Seichi Okine. Jokichi Yamanaka updates on his family noting that his his daughter Tomomi graduated from school and works as an interpreter at the U.S. military camp, Camp Kure. Mr. Nakano's house construction starts on April 14 and 15 and he is going to help them. He also writes about his reentry permit to the U.S. He was notified by United States Embassy that the process would take three to four months and he assumes that his earliest return to the U.S. would be sometime in August or September. He also laments about high inflation in Japan and provides some examples of the high prices of certain goods, including meat, konnyaku, age [deep fried tofu], train tickets, postage, a salted mackerel, dried young sardines, and candies. The arrival date of the letter and replied date, April 14, 1948, is recorded on the backside of the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_73_001




CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

[Title of item], Okine Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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