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Immigration and citizenship

New Japanese Vice-Consul Kabachi Abe and His Wife. Robs Humprhies of Warwhoop in One Wallop. Kahachi Abe, New Japanese Vice-Consul, Gives Figures That Knock Oriental Invasion Into Smithereens. (July 6, 1910)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 6, 1910, p. 8
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New Japanese Treaty Ratified by Senators. Western Men Interpose No Objections, Despite Fear That Bars Will Be Let Down to Coolie Labor. President Trusts in Honor of Orientals. (February 25, 1911)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 25, 1911, p. 14
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Government Will War on White Slaves. Secretary of Department of Commerce and Labor to Investigate Importation of Women Into America. (October 5, 1907)

The Seattle Daily Times, October 5, 1907, p. 1
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Officers After a Bad Gang. Japanese Attempt to Bring Girls Here for Immoral Purposes. (March 9, 1904)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 9, 1904, p. 15
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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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