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Portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-191)
img Portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-191)
The names of each boy was written on the photograph sitting is Imao [illegible] and standing is Sumito Horiuchi. At the top of the picture is a line of Japanese text. Sumito Horiuchi studied in Japan from the ages 4 to 16 then finished high school in the United States.
Japanese passport (ddr-densho-23-5)
doc Japanese passport (ddr-densho-23-5)
English and French translations of the Japanese passport belonging to Bunshiro Tazuma. The Issei, mostly young Japanese males, began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s. Many were farmers or students with dreams of returning to Japan after making their fortunes in America. The vast majority never realized this dream.
Issei father (ddr-densho-151-310)
img Issei father (ddr-densho-151-310)
Original caption: Near Florin, California. This Issei, the father of seven children, came to the United States from Japan when he was a boy. Formerly he was in the wholesale grocery business in Los Angeles and came to Florin, California just before the freezing order came through for all persons of Japanese ancestry.

Narrator Maria Sato

Nisei female. Born November 19, 1930, in Trujillo, Peru, where father ran a construction company. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and taken to the United States. The family joined him in Crystal City, Texas, then went to Japan after the war. Maria lived and worked in Japan until the …
Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-45)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-45)
Kibei male. Born January 20, 1917, in Hood River, Oregon. Lived in Seattle, Washington, before being taken to Japan by mother at the age of three. Completed elementary through high school in Japan. Returned to Seattle at seventeen years of age. Continued education in United States. Drafted in 1942 and was an instructor for the Military …
Issei man waiting to register for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-238)
img Issei man waiting to register for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-238)
Original caption: Byron, California. Toshi Mizoguchi waiting at the Wartime Civil Control Administration station to register for evacuation. Mr. Mizoguchi came to the United States from Japan in 1892 and has been a farm laborer on California ranches since that time. He is unmarried. He is seen wearing an American flag on a celluloid button.
Letter from Akio Adachi to Sio, October 9, 1951 (ddr-csujad-55-2248)
doc Letter from Akio Adachi to Sio, October 9, 1951 (ddr-csujad-55-2248)
Correspondence from Aki [Akio Adachi] to Sio [Masako Adachi?] regarding her travel from Japan to the United States, family affairs, and Akio's work. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2351
Memo from the Foreign Service of the United States of America to Masako Adachi, September 4, 1951 (ddr-csujad-55-2309)
doc Memo from the Foreign Service of the United States of America to Masako Adachi, September 4, 1951 (ddr-csujad-55-2309)
Memorandum of understanding from the Foreign Service of the United States to Masako Adachi regarding her passport and notification of departure from Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2414
School portrait of a boy in Japan (ddr-densho-259-58)
img School portrait of a boy in Japan (ddr-densho-259-58)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is a schoolboy portrait of [Masuo Yasui] in Japan around [age] 14 or 15. He attended Kojokwan High School, which was located in Nishi (west) Ibara [He] didn't graduate from high school because he emigrated to the United States before then. At best, he may have been the equivalent of an …
Hiroko Nakashima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-69)
vh Hiroko Nakashima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-69)
Kibei female. Born 1927 in Spokane, Washington. Went to Japan at the age of twelve with her mother and sister to visit relatives and gain a "Japanese education." Was in Japan when World War II broke out, remaining there for the duration of the war. Returned to the United States soon after the war ended, married …
Kajiko Hashisaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-201)
vh Kajiko Hashisaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-201)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka in 1943 to attend school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Married in 1945, and lived in Japan for sixteen months before returning to the United States and …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 34 No. 18 (May 3, 1952) (ddr-pc-24-18)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 34 No. 18 (May 3, 1952) (ddr-pc-24-18)
Selected article titles: "JACL Investigates Report Family of Nisei War Prisoner Victimized by Blackmailers" (p. 1), "Two Los Angeles Television Stations Accede to JACL's Bid to Bar Anti-Nisei Films" (p. 1), "Japan Peace Treaty Ends 'Enemy Alien' Status for Issei in United States" (p. 2), "JACL ADC Official Cautions Against Premature Optimism On Issei Citizenship Issue" …
Menu from the S.S. President Cleveland (ddr-csujad-55-2253)
doc Menu from the S.S. President Cleveland (ddr-csujad-55-2253)
Dinner menu served on board the S.S. President Cleveland sailing from Japan to the United States. Cover includes an illustration of Spanish dancers and musicians. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2356

Narrator Kikuno Goi

Kibei Nisei couple. Kikuno was born in the United States, then moved to Japan with her family after her father passed away. In the lead up to World War II, her uncle sent Kikuno and her brother back to the United States, where they were raised in foster care in northern California. During World War II, …

Narrator Mitsuo Goi

Kibei Nisei couple. Kikuno was born in the United States, then moved to Japan with her family after her father passed away. In the lead up to World War II, her uncle sent Kikuno and her brother back to the United States, where they were raised in foster care in northern California. During World War II, …
Hiroshi Terry Terakawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-12)
vh Hiroshi Terry Terakawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-12)
Nisei male. Born January 3, 1929, in Kyoto, Japan. Came to United States as a young child with parents. Moved frequently as a child due to father's role as a Buddhist minister, living in places like Walnut Grove and Marysville, California. During World War II, was living in Salt Lake City. Drafted into the army and …
Susumu Nakanishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-496)
vh Susumu Nakanishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-496)
Shin-Issei male. Born September 10, 1926, in Hyogo, Japan. Grew up in Japan, where parents farmed. During World War II, exempted from the draft due to higher education status. Attended Doshisha University in Kyoto, learning English from an influential missionary. Moved to the United States and attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, then studied at the University …
Application for leave clearance, Form WRA 126 rev. (ddr-csujad-55-187)
doc Application for leave clearance, Form WRA 126 rev. (ddr-csujad-55-187)
Questionnaire distributed to adult female U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry and aliens. Individuals were required to supply information regarding place of birth, date of birth, citizenship, places of residence, height, weight, hair color, eye color, voter status, marital status and citizenship of spouse, the names and addresses of all relatives living in the United States, the …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …
Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 1 of 5. (ddr-one-5-213)
doc Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 1 of 5. (ddr-one-5-213)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Eva Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Eva writes about her brother and sister, their ages, and status as American Citizens. She adds that her parents have been in the United States for 25 - 30 years and have …
Two Issei in front of barracks (ddr-densho-37-327)
img Two Issei in front of barracks (ddr-densho-37-327)
Original WRA caption: Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto, 80, and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, 80, on their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Sakamoto came to the United States from Japan in 1894. He was the first Japanese second-hand furniture store proprietor, first Japanese express man and one of the first vegetable …
Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
vh Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the …
Jimmie S. Matsuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-311)
vh Jimmie S. Matsuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-311)
Nisei male. Born June 16, 1927, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents ran a farm. At the age of thirteen, went to Japan with family for a vacation and ended up staying there. Attended school in Japan and then was trained in the Japanese air force as a kamikaze pilot. Instead …
Gentaro Takahashi Collection (ddr-densho-355)
Collection Gentaro Takahashi Collection (ddr-densho-355)
The Gentaro Takahashi Collection consists of photos, documents and ephemera from the time of Gentaro Takahashi’s arrival in the United States in 1907 to the 1970’s. The collection includes family photos in the U.S. and Japan, photos of Takahashi's travels in the U.S. including Duluth, Minnesota and Yellowstone National Park, correspondence and academic work from Boston …
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