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Returning home

Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 8

Returning home: "Most cases we were welcomed back"
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Michiko Amatatsu Noritake Interview Segment 13

Returning home, warm reception from neighbors
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Dave Tatsuno Interview II Segment 11

Returning home, trying to reestablish prewar business
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Kay Matsuoka Segment 40

Returning to Fresno, California, after the war: struggling with illness and making a living
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Letter to a Nisei man from his sister

Excerpt: "Thank you very much for your letters." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, possibly to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.
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Military service

Badge worn by wives of servicemen


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Nisei soldiers moving towards battle

Original caption: Orciano Area, Italy. 2nd Lt. Masanao Otake of Lahaina, Maui (Hawaii), who was commissioned in Battle, leads his platoon from the town of Orciano into an attack pressing toward Leghorn. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944.
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Nisei soldiers

Original caption: Tommy Teraji of Los Angeles, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn. is being thrown by Akira F. Shibukawa, Seattle, Washington, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn., who is very well-trained in jujitsu. Camp Robsinson, Arkansas, February 19, 1942.
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Senator Daniel Inouye, reunion of Nisei veterans

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii speaks at the unveiling of the Brothers in Valor memorial monument, which honors Nisei soldiers.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2027 (January 26, 1979)

Selected article titles: "I. Magnin, Joseph Magnin Urging Kenzo Label Change" (p. 1), "Yankee Samurai: Secret Role of Nisei in America's Pacific Victory" (pp. 1, 9-12), "Japan's Pearl Harbor Spy Saw Evacuation as 'Cruel Joke'" (p. 2), and "Min Yasui Letters: From the Multnomah Jail" (p. 5).
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