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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Longshoremen Back Loyal Japanese (June 5, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 5, 1945, p. 10
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Times Readers Have Their Say (August 20, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 20, 1945, p. 6
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Aid to Japanese (May 5, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 5, 1942, p. 12
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Petition to Congress from the Presbytery of the Redwoods

This group protests the evacuation of Japanese Americans on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. They suggest holding hearings in camps and then allowing the innocent to return home. They also warn that harsh treatment of Japanese Americans will fuel Japanese propaganda and lead to punishment of American POWs.
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Woman takes a photograph of a girl

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Harry takes a photograph

Harry, likely Pvt. Harry Taketa, wearing a military uniform holds a camera to his eye. Written beside photograph on scrapbook page, partially obscured: Harry, "Up to his old trick," ...aught in Feb 1944, ... at the depot.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 12 (March 25, 1988)

Selected article titles: "Reagan's Civil Rights Veto Overridden" (pp. 1, 3), "Census Bureau Reverses Plan to Lump Asian Americans Together" (p. 1), "Nikkei Women Photo Exhibit Planned" (p. 2), "No Reparations for Nisei Internees" (p. 5), and "The Myth of 'Military Necessity'" (p. 5).
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Corporal Edward Nakamura funeral panoramic photograph

One panoramic photograph of Corporal Edward Nakamura's (KIA November 1943) military funeral. Taken in 1946 in Puʻunēnē, Maui, Hawai'I in front of the family's home.
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Portrait of Dorothy Takiyama

Black and white portrait of Dorothy Takiyama. She has bows in her hair and is wearing a white shirt/dress. Written on the photograph is: " Dear Molly. Dot" and written next to the photograph is: "Dorothy Takiyama". One of eight photographs on a portion of a scrapbook page.
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