Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 3 of 13.
ddr-one-5-230 (Koyama141; 2016.23.141; NDD978084)
Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. On the third page, Teru continues to explain her husband's involvement in the Nihonjin-Kai. She said before she was interned, she received a stack of letters addressed to her husband that the FBI had confiscated and later marked "OK." They were letters of gratitude from Japan from people that her husband had assisted. In February of 1942, she was visited by an acquaintance of her husband. He mentioned that members of the Sokoku-kai were rounded up that morning. As her husband received their newsletter, she asked about the organization. The acquaintance said it was for extreme Japanese nationalists and was headed by Mitsuru Toyama. Mrs. Koyama said her husband often threw away his copy unread and unopened.
Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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