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    "title": "Jack Iwata",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n  <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n   <tbody>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Name\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Jack Iwata\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Born\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      October 4 1912\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Died\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      June 13 1992\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Birth Location\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Seattle\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Generational Identifier\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n   </tbody>\n  </table>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   FirstName:Jack Masaki;\nLastName:Iwata;\nDisplayName:Jack Iwata;\nBirthDate:1912-10-04;\nDeathDate:1992-06-13;\nBirthLocation:Seattle;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Kibei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:Los Angeles;\nReligion:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Photographer who chronicled the run-up to incarceration and life at the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Manzanar/\" title=\"Manzanar\">\n   Manzanar\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Tule_Lake/\" title=\"Tule Lake\">\n   Tule Lake\n  </a>\n  concentration camps. Jack Iwata (1912–92) was born in Seattle but largely raised in Hiroshima, where he first learned about photography. He returned to the U.S. in 1928 and eventually graduated from Whittier College. In 1937, he took a job with famed Los Angeles photographer\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Toyo_Miyatake/\" title=\"Toyo Miyatake\">\n   Toyo Miyatake\n  </a>\n  , rising to become his head photographer. In addition to weddings and portraits, he also photographed Japanese American community events for the\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Rafu_Shimpo_(newspaper)/\" title=\"Rafu Shimpo (newspaper)\">\n    Rafu Shimpo\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  newspaper.\n </p>\n <p>\n  With the outbreak of World War II, he documented the subsequent incarceration of Japanese Americans at Manzanar, where he continued to work with Miyatake, joining with him to open a photo lab. He later moved on to Tule Lake to join his father, who was in ill health, and also took pictures there. After the the war, he returned to work with Miyatake, but struck out on his own briefly, before joining Kyodo News Service, a Japan-based wire service, in the late 1940s. He would remain with Kyodo for the rest of his career, spanning over forty years. He became well-known in Japan for his photographs of and reporting on Japanese and American celebrities and also documented U.S.–Japan relations. An exhibition featuring his work titled\n  <i>\n   One More Shot: Jack Iwata Documenting Changing U.S.–Japan Relations\n  </i>\n  opened at the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Japanese_American_National_Museum/\" title=\"Japanese American National Museum\">\n   Japanese American National Museum\n  </a>\n  , where many of his photographs are archived, a year after his death.\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Brian_Niiya/\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n    For More Information\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    Gatewood, James. V. \"Iwata, Jack Masaki.\" In\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     <i>\n      Encyclopedia of Japanese American History: An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present, Revised Edition\n     </i>\n    </a>\n    . Edited by Brian Niiya. New York: Checkmark Books, 2001. 217–18.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     Guide to the Jack Iwata Collection, 1942–1945,\n    </a>\n    Japanese American National Museum.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    \"Iwata, Jack.\" In\n    <i>\n     Asian American Art History, 1850–1970\n    </i>\n    . Edited by Gordon H. Chang, Mark Johnson, and Paul Karlstrom. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2008. 341–42.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     Jack Iwata Collection, Japanese American National Museum.\n    </a>\n    [Includes digital images of 166 photographs Iwata took, documenting the lead up to incarceration and life at Manzanar and Tule Lake.]\n   </p>\n   <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20240524024716\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nComplications: []\nCPU time usage: 0.008 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.010 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 127/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1863/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 227/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 6/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 0/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0\n-->\n   <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%    5.502      1 -total\n 47.19%    2.596      1 Template:Databox-People\n 25.86%    1.423      1 Template:Published\n 25.43%    1.399      1 Template:AuthorByline\n-->\n   <!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:1874-0!canonical and timestamp 20240524024715 and revision id 36331\n -->\n  </div>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\">\n <a href=\"#top\">\n  <i class=\"icon-chevron-up\">\n  </i>\n  Top\n </a>\n</div>",
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