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Yaeko Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei because she was raised and educated in the U.S. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington. She was incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. At Tule Lake she and her husband married, and her oldest son, Kenichi, was later born there in 1944. Hiroshi was born in 1954 and Stanley was born in 1957. The Nakano family almost repatriated back to Japan before permanently resettling in Fife, Washington. Here, the four members of the Nakano family reflect on the incarceration experience and its impact, in the context of the Tule Lake Pilgrimage.

Yaeko Nakano
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