Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 2 of 13.

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. On the second page, Teru writes about how long she thought about writing this letter and only did so after receiving encouragement and permission to do so from Washington, D.C. She addresses the two reasons why her husband was arrested: the first being his supposed association with a secret organization and the second being a misidentification. Mrs. Koyama says she is not aware of any secret organization that her husband participates in. She is familiar with his involvement with the Nihonjin-kai, but states it is not a secret group and that it often raises money for the Red Cross. At times the group does donate money to members of the Japanese community and their families abroad. She said this was done to build relationships between the Japanese and Caucasian communities.


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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon