Pre-World War II service

George Koshi Segment 14

Writing to father while in the service

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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World War I soldier

The man on the left, Henry Matsumoto Jr., was the only person of Japanese descent in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
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Bill Thompson Segment 12

Hawaiian Japanese Americans rush to volunteer for service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews ...


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Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 10

Mobilizing after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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Naturalization

Letter denying naturalization to Issei male

Until 1952 U.S. law forbade people of Japanese ancestry from becoming naturalized citizens. This letter was sent to George Mitsutaro Yoshihara, an issei male who applied for U.S. citizenship in 1947.
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The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 64 (September 9, 1947)

""Mac' Told to K.O. Japan's War-Making Industries; Allied Council Chairman Attacks Soviet Obstruction" (p. 1), "Nisei Demand End of Japan Nationality" (p. 1), "GI-Japanese Bride Reports Help Naturalization Push" (p. 4).
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The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 99 (December 13, 1950)

"House Approves Walter Measure" (p. 1), "JACL Calls Attention to Bias on FHA Homes for Veterans" (p. 1), "Fort Lincoln Cemetery Decides to Adopt Segregation Policy" (p. 2).
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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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