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Immigration and citizenship

Homeward Movement of Japanese. (March 10, 1911)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 10, 1911, p. 6
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Orientalized Washington. Robert Bridges Favors Unrestricted Immigration From Asia -- What It Would Mean to This City and This State. (October 17, 1920)

The Seattle Daily Times, October 17, 1920, p. 18
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Authorities Helpless. An Influx of Coolies From Hawaii. Exclusion Laws of This Country Evaded by Contract Laborers. (June 29, 1902)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 29, 1902, p. 4
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9 Japanese Are Sentenced for Smuggling Plot. Stowaways Are Given Jail Terms; Leaders Sent to Penitentiary for Attempting to Bring in Orientals. (January 1, 1928)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 1, 1928, p. 12
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Arrival

Japanese passport

English and French translations of the Japanese passport belonging to Bunshiro Tazuma. The Issei, mostly young Japanese males, began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s. Many were farmers or students with dreams of returning to Japan after making their fortunes in America. The vast majority never realized ...
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Many Japs Arrested. Number Smuggled In Landed Near Ballard Today. (February 27, 1900)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 27, 1900, p. 3
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Home for Japanese Girls Ready. Woman's Baptist Missionary Union Meets in Dunlap Church and Arranges for Dedication on August 18. (August 11, 1909)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 11, 1909, p. 3
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Life in Japan and reasons for leaving

Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 1

Family background: born in Japan; father's unorthodox arrival in the United States

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews ...


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Chizuko Norton Segment 1

Motivations for immigrating: family problems in Japan
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Lucius Horiuchi Interview Segment 2

Parents' background, families in the silk-producing business
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