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Pre-World War II

Family home in Japan

This home belonged to the Uyeda family. (L to R): Masato Uyeda, Yorito Uyeda, Yoichi Uyeda.
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Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 7

Having to stay in Japan because of the impending war with the United States; attending school

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Mas Akiyama Segment 8

Difficulties attending school in Japan

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
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Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 13

Excelling in English classes in Japan

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify ...


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Manzanar riot/uprising

Letter from Larry Tajiri to Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground

Discussion of an article about the Manazanar riot/uprising.
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If They Want to Play Rough, It's High Time to Be Tough (December 9, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 9, 1942, p. 6
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Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 26, 1942)

Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 26, 1942). Envelope is postmarked December 30, 1942 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
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Expatriation/repatriation/deportation

Grace Hata Interview Segment 18

Memories of expatriating to Japan
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Yaeko Nakano - Hiroshi Nakano - Kenichi Nakano - Stanley Nakano Segment 13

The decision at to repatriate to Japan, then to remain in the U.S.
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Yae Aihara Interview Segment 9

Father's decision to take the family to Japan
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