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Japanese American identity

Ship to Japan

Caption on Post-it: "Dad took this boat to Japan in 1936 - met Harry & Ted Kaisaki on board on way over to Japan. Also came home together."
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Girl in kimono


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"Gathering of Hood River Nikkei"

Group photograph of Nikkei living in Hood River, Oregon.
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Japanese Assembly Pledges Loyalty to America. Convention Gathered in Seattle Sends Formal Message to President Wilson. (July 4, 1918)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 4, 1918, p. 13
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Seattle School Crucible From Which Foreigners Come Americans. Institution on Main Street Takes Youngsters of Various Nationalities and Teaches Them Loyalty. Flag Services Part of Daily Instruction. Oath of Allegiance to United States Given Frequently to L

The Seattle Daily Times, May 20, 1917, p. 12
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Japanese American man

Written on back of photograph "Nov. '47"
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Japanese American girl

Written on the back of the photograph "Nov '47"
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Group photograph


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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 14 (April 9, 1982)

Selected article titles: "Friction Builds in U.S.-Japan Trade" (pp. 1, 8), "Charges Against L.A. Coroner Noguchi Revealed" (pp. 1, 3), "JACCC to Sponsor Photo Show on Japanese American Families" (p. 3), and "1980 Asian/Pacific Population of California by County" [table] (p. 4).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987)

Selected article titles: "'Tokyo Time' Is About Love--Nikkei Style" (pp. 1-2), "Calif. Bill Urges President, Congress to Approve Redress" (p. 1), "Japanese American History to Be Celebrated During Omatsuri" (p. 3), and "Japanese Peruvians Still Ineligible for Payments" (p. 8)j.
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