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Request for certificate [English translation]

English translation of the certificate. The original certificate in Japanese is found in item: csudh_tsu_0012. This certificate was requested by Tsugitada Kanamori, addressed to Nakao Ito, the Mayor of Yokohama City Naka Ward, to certify that Yoshiro Okubo is a welfare commissioner at Bojyo-kai Fifth District. Nakao Ito certifies that …
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Recipt from Okubo Phamacy Co., in Japanese

This half-sheet of paper certifies that Tsugitada Kanamori was sold four different drugs from the Okubo Pharmany Co., in Yokohama, Japan. English translation of this document is found in item: csudh_tsu_0018. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_06_006
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Japanese in Our Midst

This is an article from the magazine "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1943 which provides a detailed description about the large number of Japanese American people settled in "permanent relocation centers" on the West Coast. It also talks about the distinction between citizen and non-citizen among "the Japanese evacuees." See this …
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Community analysis report, no. 8, January 28, 1944

This issue is titled as Japanese Americans educated in Japan. The document describes about what happened to the children who grew up in California for a while, then went to school in Japan and finally returned back to California. It emphasizes on what effect did living and growing up in …
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Japanese American Citizens League activities

Bulletin, no. 6, September 4, 1942

Bulletin No. 6, titled: Remember Pearl Harbor. Decrying misinformation accusing people of Japanese descent of sabotage during the attack on Pearl Harbor, the document seeks "to aid in combating the malicious stories which still persist concerning sabotage" there. The report includes numerous items from 1942, including newspaper and magazine articles, …
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Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 11, 1988

A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin about someone named "William" who is writing a critique of "MOSES." Presumably Weglyn is referring to the 1987 book "They Call Me Moses Masaoka" by Mike Masaoka and Bill Hosokawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1995

A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which criticizes the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for dismissing the Lim Report, a report commissioned by JACL in 1989 to determine the extent of their collaboration with Japanese American incarceration during Word War II. See this object in the California …
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Manzanar riot/uprising

What happened at Manzanar

This is an article from the magazine "Common Ground," volume III, no. 3, spring 1943, which discusses about the first violent outbreak at the Manzanar incarceration camp on the eve of the first anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
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Manzanar From Inside Out

Text of address by Roy Nash, Director of the Manzanar War Relocation Project, given to the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, on July 31, 1942 for the purpose of "interpret[ing] the actuality of a War Relocation Center housing 10,000 evacuees" in view of perceptions of mistreatment of incarcerees in …
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[Straws in the wind: An inquiry into the causes of the recent flare-ups], report on Manzanar protests, 1942-08-12

Report on strike at Manzanar Incarceration camp. Report discusses unrest and discrimination within camp leading to loyalty towards Japan. Also offers suggestions to create a "Pro-America Community" within the WRA program. Also includes personal correspondence to Willard Schmidt. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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