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Seattle

Japs Must Leave City Next Week (April 21, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 21, 1942, pp. 1, 4
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Japs Here May Be Sent to Idaho (April 24, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 24, 1942, p. 3
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Buddhist Convention

Black and white photographic negative of large crowd of Buddhists gathered outside Collin's Field House in Seattle, Washington for a Buddhist convention. Reverends seated in front row from left to right: Reverend Seiji Kobara from Seattle, Reverend Shoko Masunaga, Reverend Akira Jotetsu Ono, Reverend Tatsuya Ichikawa, Reverend Bishop Kenryu ...
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Buddhist Convention

Black and white photographic negative of large crowd of Buddhists gathered outside Collin's Field House in Seattle, Washington for a Buddhist convention. First row: Kiku Fujita, unidentified, Nancy from Tacoma, and Yasuko (Hashimoto) Morita. Second row, far right is Irene (Fujii) Mano. Third row far right: Sumiye (Fukei) Kato ...
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Northwest Buddhist Convention Banquet

Black and white photographic negative of guests at the Northwest Buddhist Convention banquet dinner in the basement of the Seattle Buddhist Church. Sitting on the far left is Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki.
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Higher education

Valeda freshmen installation ceremony

In fall 1947, women of Japanese ancestry started a new student group called Valeda ("wise women" in Greek). Like the Fuyokai, Valeda supported Japanese American women students and encouraged them to join other organizations on campus. Valeda participated in numerous projects on campus and in the community until it disbanded ...
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Fuyokai members in front of four columns

In 1925, twelve women formed the Fuyokai, which is Japanese for "Hibiscus Club." Their goal was to support Japanese American students and develop an understanding of "the highest ideals of Japan and America."
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Members of SYNKOA in front of the Japanese Students Club clubhouse

After World War II, the Japanese Students Club became known as SYNKOA to honor members who had died during the war. The first letters of the following members' last names make up the acronym: George T. Sawada, Frank M. Shigemura, George Yamaguchi, Hideo H. Yasui, Shigeo Yoshioka, William K. Nakamura ...
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22 Japanese Are Employed At University (February 27, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 27, 1942, p. 11
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Two graduates

Caption in album: "Auburn Washington / Nancy & Yoneko Miyagawa."
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