Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 4 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 forth page, Mrs. Koyama asks her husband's acquaintance why Dr. Koyama would even subscribe to such a newsletter. He answered that it was because the Japanese community in Portland is small and very tightknit and this was one way to support that community. She asked how that magazine got started and he said that those people were either dead or no longer in the United States. He added that the magazine's purpose was not to overthrow the United States, but to raise American dollars for Japan as they were more valuable than Japanese currency. Mrs. Koyama then moves on to the second reason for her husband's incarceration: misidentification. She had received a letter from her husband while he was interned at Missoula, Montana saying that he had been mistaken for a [sic] "stoway."


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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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