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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tooru Kanazawa</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">November 12 1906</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">October 2 2002</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Spokane, Washington</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Generational Identifier</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n<p><a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a>\n</p>\n</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Tooru;\nLastName:Kanazawa;\nDisplayName:Tooru Kanazawa;\nBirthDate:1906-11-12;\nDeathDate:2002-10-02;\nBirthLocation:Spokane, Washington;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Nisei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:New York;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></div>\n<p>Journalist and novelist. Pioneering <a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> writer Tooru Kanazawa (1906–2002) chronicled the lives of Japanese Americans in Alaska in his 1989 novel <i>Sushi and Sourdough</i>, published when he was eighty-three years old. Born in Spokane, Washington, he moved with his family to Juneau, Alaska, as a child, where his father worked as a barber. He attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1931 with a journalism degree, but like other <a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a>, was unable to find employment in the mainstream world and worked for the <i><a href=\"/wiki/Rafu_Shimpo_(newspaper)\" title=\"Rafu Shimpo (newspaper)\">Rafu Shimpo</a></i> newspaper in Los Angeles. He moved to New York in 1940 to pursue work as a journalist, thus avoiding the mass incarceration of West Coast Japanese Americans. He became active in the <a href=\"/wiki/Japanese_American_Citizens_League\" title=\"Japanese American Citizens League\">Japanese American Citizens League</a>, and in the <a href=\"/wiki/Japanese_American_Committee_for_Democracy\" title=\"Japanese American Committee for Democracy\">Japanese American Committee for Democracy</a>. In 1943, he volunteered for the <a href=\"/wiki/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">442nd Regimental Combat Team</a> at age 36, serving as a radio operator for two years. Settling in New York City after the war, he made his living in the travel industry while continuing to write for the vernacular press. In addition to <i>Sushi and Sourdough,</i> which draws on his childhood memories to tell the story of a Japanese American family in Alaska, he also authored a history of the 442nd's cannon company.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Kanazawa, Tooru J. \"After Pearl Harbor: New York City.\" <i>Common Ground</i> (March 1942): 13–14. <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.unz.org/Pub/CommonGround-1942q1-00013\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.unz.org/Pub/CommonGround-1942q1-00013</a>.\n</p><p>———. <i>Sushi and Sourdough: A Novel</i>. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1989.  \n</p><p>———. <i>Close Support: A History of the Cannon Company of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team</i>. S.I.: Cannon Company, 442nd RCT, c1993.\n</p><p>Lawsin, Emily. \"Tooru J. Kanazawa.\" In <i>Encyclopedia of Japanese American History: An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present, Updated Edition.</i> Edited by Brian Niiya. New York: Checkmark Books 2001. 235.\n</p><p>Woo, Elaine. \"Tooru Kanazawa, 95; Served in Famed WWII Unit.\" <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, October 13, 2002. <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/13/local/me-tooru13\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/13/local/me-tooru13</a>.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.056 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.058 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 120/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 730/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1945/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 265/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2501-0!*!0!*!*!5!* and timestamp 20170309221157 and revision id 18232\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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