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The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 1 (January 8, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-2)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 1 (January 8, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-2)
Selected article titles: "Japanese American Battalion Fighting Some of Hardest Italy Battles, Says Newsman" (p. 1), "WRA Director Warns Against Wishful Thinking" (p. 1), "H.V. Kaltenborn Questions Coast Policy on Evacuation" (p. 1), "Hunt Firemen Strike Against Long Hours" (p. 2), "Twin Falls Official Denies Charges in Hearst Paper" (p. 3), "WRA to Drop Resettlement In …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 3 (July 20, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-29)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 3 (July 20, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-29)
Selected article titles: "President Truman Honors Nisei Troops. 6,000 Rain-Soaked Spectators Look on as Chief Executive Reviews Famed Combat Team" (p. 1), "Federal Judge Dismisses Court Petition by Renunciants to Regain American Citizenship" (p. 1), "Plans Changed, Combat Team To Be Deactivated in Hawaii" (p. 2), "JACL Group Will Undertake Active Program Against Race Prejudice Faced …

Narrator John Kanda

Nisei male. Born July 10, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Thomas-Auburn area of Washington. Following Executive Order 9066, family was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, then to Tule Lake concentration camp in California. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered as a replacement for the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and trained …
Weekly Press Review No. 61 (ddr-densho-156-366)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 61 (ddr-densho-156-366)
Original summary excerpts: News reports of the military service of nisei, which have constituted an ever expanding section of the Review since the War Department's announcement in January of the induction of Japanese-Americans, has become the largest source of WRA news this week. Although there were scattered favorable reports on the good records of members of …
Genro Kashiwa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-395)
vh Genro Kashiwa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-395)
Nisei male. Born April 27, 1923, in Waialua, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where father was a Buddhist priest. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in France and Italy. After the war, went to law school and eventually returned to Hawaii.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant …

Lawson I. Sakai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-472)
vh Lawson I. Sakai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-472)
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1923, in Montebello, California. Grew up in Montebello, where father and other family members ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Colorado to avoid mass removal. In 1943, volunteered for the army and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, fighting in campaigns in Italy and France. …
Larry
vh Larry "Shorty" Kazumura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-199)
Nisei male. Born November 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where parents ran a sugar cane plantation. Was working hauling lumber when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Was not dismissed from work like other Japanese Americans, and was required to clean up the aftermath of the bombing. Volunteered for …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 5 (February 5, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-6)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 5 (February 5, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-6)
Selected article titles: "Fifty-Nine Members of Nisei Unit Awarded Purple Heart For Wounds in Italy Campaign" (p. 1), "Japanese Canadians Refuse To Accept Japan Foodstuffs In Protest Against Fascism" (p. 1), "Gen. Emmons Warns Against Retaliation" (p. 1), "Railroad Offers Settlement To Evacuees in Accident Suit" (p. 1), "Hawaii's Japanese Americans Major Factor in Rebuilding Territory's …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 19 (May 11, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-19)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 19 (May 11, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-19)
Selected article titles: "Seventh Citation Given Nisei Combat Unit. Japanese American Regiment Honored for Role in Opening Final Offensive in Italy" (p. 1), "California Supreme Court Will Hear Oyama Test Case On Alien Land Act June 10" (p. 1), "Returned Evacuee Files Suit To Test Alien Fishing Ban" (p. 1), "MIS Language School Will Be Moved …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 24 (June 15, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-24)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 24 (June 15, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-24)
Selected article titles: "442nd to Be Deactivated on Return to U.S. Japanese American Regiment Parades for Last Time in Italy as Sailing Date Nears" (p. 1), "California Court Declares Anti-Alien Fishing Law Invalid. Los Angeles Justice Rules Ban on Japanese Fishermen Violates U.S. Constitution" (p. 1), "California Supreme Court Will Rule on Alien Land Act" (p. …
Memorial Tech. Sgt. George Z. Akiyama Company F, 442nd R. C. T. (ddr-csujad-55-79)
doc Memorial Tech. Sgt. George Z. Akiyama Company F, 442nd R. C. T. (ddr-csujad-55-79)
Funeral program for Technical Sergeant George Z. Akiyama, Company F, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who was killed in action on July 3, 1944 in Castellino, Italy. Funeral service was organized by Nisei post 8985, V. F. W. and held at the Buddhist church in Sacramento, California. Program includes names of participants and schedule of church and …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-51)
Special holiday issue. Selected article titles: "Preserving Our Japanese American History: Visual Communications' Photographic Archives" (pp. 14-15), "'Offensive Stupidity' and the Struggle of Abe Tokunosuke" (pp. 31, 43, 68, 70, 76-77), "1982: The Year in Review" (pp. 52-63, 69, 78-79), and "After the Rescue of the 'Lost Battalion': 'Gothic Line' Breakthrough by 100/442 Spells End to …
Japanese American pointing at Honor Roll sign (ddr-densho-37-748)
img Japanese American pointing at Honor Roll sign (ddr-densho-37-748)
Original WRA caption: Fumi Onodera, 20, proudly points at the names of her 3 brothers, Kid, 26; Kaun, 24; and Satoru, 22, on the Honor Roll of Japanese-Americans serving in the U. S. Army from the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. The 3 brothers are training in a combat team at Camp Shelby, Mississippi with other …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 3 (March 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-80)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 3 (March 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-80)
Selected article titles: "Project Council Takes Up Many Community Problems. Commission at First Meeting last Friday Eight Candidates Nominated for Judicial" (p. 1), "War Dept. Clarifies Army Policy In Replay to Petition by Mothers" (p. 1), ";Puka Puka; Boys of 100th Battalion Prove Worth Under Fire in Italy" (p. 1), "Removal of Nisei From Camp Grant …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 2 (March 4, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-79)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 2 (March 4, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-79)
Selected article titles: "Community Government Is Set Up" (p. 1), "117 Hunt Men Pass Pre-Induction Physicals to Report for Duty Soon" (p. 1), "Myer Reports 402 in Ten Centers Pass Physicals" (p. 1), "Nisei Infantryman Rescues Army Major" (p. 1), "18 Leave on Wed. for Crystal City" (p. 1), "'Go for Broke' Now Being Shown Throughout …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. Okine, June 28, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-82)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. Okine, June 28, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-82)
A letter from Makoto Okine in Lecce, Italy to his father, Seiichi Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camp in Arkansas. It is mailed via New York by the US Army Postal Service. In the letter, Makoto assumes that not many people participate in the bonodori event in the camp this time because many of the young …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 23 (December 11, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-48)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 23 (December 11, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-48)
Selected article titles: "Military 'Fluke' Gave Army's Japanese American Battalion Chance to Fight on Italy Front" (p. 1), "Report Rivers Evacuee Shot By Army Sentry. Refused to Answer Challenge of Soldier, Says WRA Official" (p. 1), "Japanese American Woman, Wife of Chinese, Receives Permission to Return Home. Reported First Nisei To Win Right to Reenter Seattle …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, August 19, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-87)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, August 19, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-87)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. He writes probably from Italy where he is deployed as a US Army soldier. The letter is mailed via Army/Air Post Office, New York, by U.S. Army Postal Service. The letter was originally addressed to Bartlet Illinois, where Makoto assumes Seiichi stays and farms with Ayame …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-187)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-187)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp. It appears that he writes from Italy where he is stationed as a U. S. Army solder. He assumes that many people has left the Rohwer incarceration camp and it appears empty. He mentions that his brother, Masao's request [probably for …
Letter from Tsuruno Meguro to Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano, May 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-80)
doc Letter from Tsuruno Meguro to Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano, May 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-80)
A letter from Tsuruno Meguro in the Heart Mountain incarceration camp to her son-in-law and daughter, Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano in the Gila River incarceration camp. She informs them that she is leaving the camp with Kumaji on Friday, May 11, and planning to rent Mr. Shimazu's house in Los Angeles, California. Her other daughters, …
Letter from Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 12, 1952 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-275)
doc Letter from Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 12, 1952 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-275)
A letter from Miyuki Matsuura to her uncle and aunt, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She updates on her crops, picking strawberries, and her fears that the recent cold weather would delay the growth of garlic. She also updates on Mr. Freitas's wedding gift that Seiichi Okine asked her to prepare. She bought a large plate and …
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, March 30, 1946, [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-189)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, March 30, 1946, [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-189)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. In the letter, he writes about his duties in Japan, driving a truck. He also writes about the illness of his brother, Makoto, who is also stationed in Italy as a Nisei …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is probably written in Italy where Makoto is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier and mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. He regrets not being able to write to his father for a long time because he …
Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 11 (ddr-densho-121-16)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 11 (ddr-densho-121-16)
Selected article titles: "California Nisei Awarded Medal of Honor. Nation's Highest Honor Given Japanese American Who Gave Life to Save Comrades in Italy" (p. 1), "Youth to Die in Gas Chamber for Murder of Nisei Veteran" (p. 1), "New Evacuation Faces Residents in L.A. Area" (p. 1), "California Seeks Confiscation of Farm Property" (p. 1), "Tule …
Naval leaders of Japan and other countries at a wake for Heihachiro Togo (ddr-njpa-4-1780)
img Naval leaders of Japan and other countries at a wake for Heihachiro Togo (ddr-njpa-4-1780)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Osumi, Minister of the Navy, invited the commanders-in-chief of every country. [Tokyo 1934 June 7]. Minister of the Navy Osumi held a party after the national funeral of Togo, who was the General of the Army. Traiyer, Commander-in-Chief of the support fleet, and three others attended the party. They came from England. …
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