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Media propaganda

Washington's Japanese Best Adjusted in Camps (March 1, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 1, 1943, p. 5
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Harry Ueno Interview Segment 4

Encountering prejudice after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thoughts on anti-Japanese propaganda

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in ...


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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 15 (April 16, 1976)

Selected article titles: "'Affirmative Action' Aces Out Nikkei Worker" (p. 1), "Iva Toguri Talking to Media" (pp. 1-3), and "'Go for Broke!' vs. 'Farewell to Manzanar'" (p. 2).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 19 (May 14, 1976)

Selected article titles: "$2 Billion Seen for Evacuees" (p. 1), "Editorials: Reparations Program" (p. 2), "A Nisei in Japan: An Overcrowded Nation" (p. 2), and "From the Frying Pan: Mass Media in '42" (p. 2).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 17 (April 30, 1976)

Selected article titles: "Reparation Campaign Underway" (pp. 1, 3), "Illegal Alien Law Okd" (pp. 1, 3), "Committee for Iva Toguri" (p. 1), and "Wendy's Pretrial" (p. 2).
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U.S. government propaganda

Propaganda poster: "Every Mile You Drive Over"...


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Propaganda poster: "Your Enemy the Jap"


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Military publication: "Pocket Guide to China"

Government publication used to train soldiers stationed in China. Uses many stereotypical references and drawings about Chinese people and culture. Also includes a section on Japanese people titled: "How to Spot a Jap" (see pages 69-79).
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Propaganda Poster: "Tokio Kid Say"...


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Propaganda poster: "Whack the Jap on the Back of His Lap!"


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