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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Made in Japan and Settled in Oregon;\nCreators:Mitzi Asai Loftus;\nInterestLevel:;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Coming of age; Displacement; Evils of racism; Facing reality; Growing up - pain or pleasure; Isolation;;\nGenre:Memoir;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Japan; Hood River, Oregon; Northern California; Heart Mountain, Wyoming;\nChronology:1904-1990;\nFacility:Pinedale [20] - Fresno, California; Tule Lake [10] - Newell, California; Heart Mountain [5] - Cody, Wyoming;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-BooksDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Made in Japan and Settled in Oregon</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Mitzi Asai Loftus</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Pigeon Point Press</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1990</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">177</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">WorldCat Link</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24081602\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24081602</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Made in Japan and Settled in Oregon;\nAuthor:Mitzi Asai Loftus;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Pigeon Point Press;\nPubDate:1990;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:177;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24081602\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24081602</a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>An Oregon-born <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> woman shares her family's story, including her parents' efforts to establish a farm in Hood River, her childhood, and the impact of being taken from their home and incarcerated during World War II.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Synopsis\">Synopsis</span></h2>\n<p>The author begins by sharing anecdotes reflecting how her identity as a Japanese American woman has caused confusion for those around her, and her motivation for sharing her family's story through writing this book. \n</p><p>She then recounts her father Sagoro Asai's journey from a village in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, to the United States in 1904. Since he was not the oldest son, he decided America held as much promise for success as staying in Japan. After working on railroads in California and Oregon, he saved enough money to purchase land in Oregon, and was one of the first Japanese to settle in Hood River. He asked his family to find him a wife, and in 1911, his wife Matsu joined him. They had 8 children—the author is the youngest—who all helped at the farm except for the oldest, Masako, who was sent to live with an aunt in Japan. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, two of the family's sons were already serving in the army. \n</p><p>The Asai family was taken first to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Pinedale_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Pinedale (detention facility)\">Pinedale Assembly Center</a>, near Fresno, California, and from there, went to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Tule_Lake\" title=\"Tule Lake\">Tule Lake</a>. When the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Loyalty_questionnaire\" title=\"Loyalty questionnaire\">loyalty questionnaire</a> was distributed, Sagoro tried to discourage others from responding \"no-no\" to questions 27 and 28, fearing that they would be separated if they did. Since they responded \"yes-yes\" to those questions, they were moved to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Heart_Mountain\" title=\"Heart Mountain\">Heart Mountain</a> when Tule Lake was designated a segregation center. The author details the difficulties the family faced returning to Hood River—they were the first Japanese family to return, and were met with considerable hostility and hardship.\n</p><p>The author also shares her experiences as a Fulbright teacher in Japan in the 1950s and her family's search for and eventual reunion with Katsumi, the surviving son of Masako, the author's eldest sister who was killed during American bombing raids during World War II.  \n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Historical_Accuracy\">Historical Accuracy</span></h2>\n<p>In the section where the author explains the loyalty questionnaire, she mistakenly states that while there were Nisei who volunteered for the army, no one was drafted from camp. This is not the case. Starting in early 1944, the U.S. Army began drafting Nisei out of camp. \n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Emily_Anderson\" title=\"Emily Anderson\">Emily Anderson</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Anderson, Emily</div>\n<p>Might also like <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Dandelion_Through_the_Crack/Kiyo%27s_Story_(book)\" title=\"Dandelion Through the Crack/Kiyo's Story (book)\">Dandelion Through the Crack/Kiyo's Story</a></i> by Kiyo Sato; <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Looking_Like_the_Enemy:_My_Story_of_Imprisonment_in_Japanese-American_Internment_Camps_(book)\" title=\"Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps (book)\">Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps</a></i> by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald; <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/We_the_People:_A_Story_of_Internment_in_America_(book)\" title=\"We the People: A Story of Internment in America (book)\">We the People: A Story of Internment in America</a></i> by Mary Tsukamoto\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Further_Information\">Further Information</span></h2>\n<p>Chapter \"EO 9066.\" In <i>Many Faces: An Anthology of Oregon Autobiography</i>. Edited by Stephen Dow Beckham. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1993.\n</p><p>Neumann-Rea, Kirby. \"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.hoodrivernews.com/news/2012/may/09/i-had-give-hood-river-valley/\" rel=\"nofollow\">I Had to Give Up the Hood River Valley.</a>\" <i>Hood River News</i>, May 9, 2012.\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/digitalcollections/jaa/loftus.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">Oral History of Mitzi Asai Loftus</a>. Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon Oral History Collection, Oregon State University.\n</p><p>\"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/44561-the-rest-of-the-story\" rel=\"nofollow\">The Rest of the Story.</a>\" <i>Lake Oswego Review</i>, Feb. 11, 2009.\n</p><p>Portland Humanists. <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://vimeo.com/138822045\" rel=\"nofollow\">Video, \"Detained in My Qwn Country.</a>\" Aug 23, 2015. 76 minutes.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.088 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.092 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 304/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2047/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 5801/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1436/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3801-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20180207184107 and revision id 27603\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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