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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United States civilians

Visit to Ama No Hashidate

Black and white photographic print of (from left) Nori, Shiuko Sakai and Kay Fujikado standing on a bridge with water and hills in background. Inscribed on back: "AMANOHASHIDATE OCT 49."
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Toho Movie Studio

Black and white photographic print of (from left) Mal Mihal and unidentified “starlet” in ballet costume at Toho film studio. Inscribed on the back: "Toho Movie studio/Mal Mihal &/actress/2-9-47."
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New Year's at Gokoku-ji Temple

Black and white photographic print of nine unidentified children wearing traditional New Year’s clothing during New Year celebrations near Gokoku-ji temple in Zoshigaya, Tokyo. Inscribed on back: "2 JAN 49/GOKOKUJI/ZOSHIGAYA."
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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 56 (July 13, 1949)

"B.C. Fishermen Disapprove of Biased Action" (p. 1), "Talks on ENI to be Heard" (p. 1), "Schmoe, Rev. Andrews to Leave this Week for Hiroshima City" (p. 1).
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Atomic bomb dome

Looking toward Genbaku Dome (atomic bomb dome) located near the epicenter of atomic destruction of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. This building was a commercial exhibition hall. Roy Matsumoto's mother and other members of his family lived two blocks from this dome.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 23 (December 3, 1982)

Selected article titles: "Johnston Issues 'Last Call' for Former Ca. State Workers" (pp. 1, 8), "Nikkei Autoworker Speaks Out on U.S. Industry's Problems" (pp. 1, 8), "Another 'Relocation'" (pp. 6, 8), and "U.S. Doctor Recalls Nagasaki After Bombing: 'Ghost Town'" (p. 8).
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