Pre-World War II service

Nisei soldier

Original caption: Florin, California. This American soldier of Japanese ancestry is shown at the railroad station of a small town in an agricultural community. He and nine other service men of Japanese ancestry received furloughs to enable them to come home to assist their families get ready for evacuation from ...
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Soldier and mother

Original WRA caption: Florin, Sacramento County, California. A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. The soldier, age 23, volunteered July 10, 1941, and is stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is youngest of six ...
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Selective Service training

Original caption: Selective Service man of Japanese ancestry learns to "hold and squeeze" - Reception Center, Hawaii. [According to Robert Sato, this photo was taken before 1941.]
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Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 17

Being drafted, and basic training
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Exhibitions

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2034 (March 16, 1979)

Selected article titles: "United Way Help Sought for Asians in L.A." (p. 1), "Japan America Societies Form Nat'l Assn." (pp. 1, 3), "Only West Coast Public Official to Condemn Evacuation Proposal" (p. 3), and "Rohwer Revisited, Locals Wonder Why" (p. 8).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 24 (December 13, 1974)

Selected article titles: "Gov. Ariyoshi Inaugurated" (p. 1), "Racism in Canada Heats Debate" (p. 1), "Gov. Ariyoshi's Inaugural" (p. 2), and "'Executive Order 9066' Exhibit Stirs Reactions in Stockton Paper's Forum" (p. 3).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 4 (February 16-29, 1996)

Selected article titles: "JACL Convention: Host City San Jose Features Japantown Rich with History" (p. 1), "In Indiana, Immigration, Internment Exhibit Gets Good Reviews" (p. 4), "'Brick-Laying' Dedicates Japanese American Museum's Phase II Pavilion Site in Los Angeles" (p. 5), and "Books: Sugihara's Heroism in Saving Jews Chronicled ...
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Military service

Shikie Kihara and husband

A man in a military uniform standing next to a seated woman in a kimono in front of a building. (Left to right) Unknown Shimazu and Shikie Kihara. Caption on Post-it: "Shikie Kihara w/husb., mar[ried] ? Shimazu. Her husband was 1st one to bomb Nanking."
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Soldiers sitting on a truck


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Reunion of Nisei veterans

Left to right: Debbie McQuilken, Senator Daniel Inouye, and General David A. Bramlett. The two men on the left are unidentified.
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