Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 8 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. He also approached Mrs. Hirata, the widow of the deceased dentist, about buying her husband's office and she refused. On his wife's advice. Dr. Koyama leased the new office to himself for two years. While Dr. Koyama was interned, Mrs. Koyama continued to pay for the office rent, but was unable to pay for December 1942. Dr. Shiomi then stepped in and made the payment himself. He was hesitant to explain why, but told Mrs. Koyama over the phone that he had the lease to the entire floor now so it was on him to keep up with the payments. He did not explain why Mrs. Hirata did not sell to him, but added that once Dr. Koyama was out, he could move into a different room as he had laid claim to Dr. Koyama's room.


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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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