Pre-World War II service

Selective Service training

Original caption: Selective Service man of Japanese ancestry learns to "hold and squeeze" - Reception Center, Hawaii. [According to Robert Sato, this photo was taken before 1941.]
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Nisei soldier

Original caption: Florin, California. This American soldier of Japanese ancestry is shown at the railroad station of a small town in an agricultural community. He and nine other service men of Japanese ancestry received furloughs to enable them to come home to assist their families get ready for evacuation from ...
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Soldier and mother

Original WRA caption: Florin, Sacramento County, California. A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. The soldier, age 23, volunteered July 10, 1941, and is stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is youngest of six ...
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Daniel Inouye Segment 7

Doing whatever it takes to be accepted for service

This interview was conducted at the senator's office in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of a series of interviews with veterans attending the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule ...


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Naturalization

Identification card

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service issued this identification card after Frank Yoshito Kitamoto became a naturalized citizen of the United States on July 13, 1953.
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To Press Japanese Claims to Citizenship (May 16, 1918)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 16, 1918, p. 7
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Japanese in Test Case. Hinkle Refuses Incorporation Articles. Natives of Nippon Who Claim Citizenship May Carry Suit to U.S. Supreme Court. (May 8, 1921)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 8, 1921, p. 15
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Japanese American Citizens League activities

Japanese Plan Loyalty Rally (December 21, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 21, 1941, p. 7
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Japanese Are Ready to Obey Moving Order (February 24, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 24, 1942, p. 4
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Sakamoto Tells of Appreciation (May 17, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 17, 1942, p. 10
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