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Letter from Lili Inouye to Tatsuo Inouye

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Tatsuo and Lili Inouye Family Collection

Lili writes to her husband, Tatsuo, while he is incarcerated in the Tule Lake Stockade for being a "No-No" boy and a Judo instructor.

c. 1944




Courtesy of the Tatsuo and Lili Inouye Family Collection, Densho