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Pre-World War II

Graduating girls' class in Japan

Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the third row, second from the right. Caption by Homer Yasui: "Maybe at the school in Tsuyama, Okayama-ken, Japan, where [Shidzuyo] had also taught for a short time in 1910. This also looks like a girls' graduating class, but [Shidzuyo] and the other teachers are ...
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Group of women and girls in Japan

Caption by Homer Yasui: "Hundreds of young Japanese girls and women, together with a few men, posed in front of what appears to be a levee. This may represent a school for females in Japan. Our Mom [Shidzuyo Yasui] is seated in the 4th row, 5th from right. Location, occasion ...
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Portrait of women and children in Japan

Portrait of Shidzuyo Miyake with unknown woman and children in traditional Japanese attire.
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"Japanese girls school beach outing"

Caption by Homer Yasui: "Japanese girls school beach outing, Sumoto School, Awaji, Japan." Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Beach at Sumoto Awaji where [Shidzuyo Yasui] taught. [Shidzuyo] 2nd row. 10th from the left."
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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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Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 13

Remembering the "Manzanar riot": "it was worrisome"

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 in this collection are typically not ...


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Harry Ueno Interview Segment 23

Involvement in the Manzanar "riot": held in jail while demonstrators protested

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 in this ...


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Expatriation/repatriation/deportation

Japanese repatriates leaving for Japan

Original WRA caption: "Japanese repatriates embarking for Japan." Although the WRA caption specifically refers to repatriates, many Japanese Americans who left were citizens of the United States and therefore, expatriates.
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Jap Repatriates to Start Home Soon (October 30, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, October 30, 1945, p. 15
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The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 22 (March 25, 1947)

"Text of Masaoka's Speech : Clarifies Japanese-American Situation" (p. 1), "Seeks Linguists" (p. 1)
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