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Expatriation/repatriation/deportation

Translation of poster at Tule Lake Camp regarding repatriation and loyalty to Japan

Translation of a poster within washrooms at the Tule Lake Incarceration Camp. Describes inadequate treatment of incarcerees compared to other camps, loyalty and repatriation to Japan, and the need to quell "disgraceful behavior" such as violence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0043
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Diary on daily life at Tule Lake Camp

Diary of daily life at Tule Lake Camp for two days : March 9, 1944 and March 30, 1944. Diary in the form of interviews from anonymous Tule Lake incarcerees. Describes threat of violence from other incarcerees regarding food shortage, an art exhibit, repatriation, and the psychological impact of incarceration. …
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Letter from S. [Koni] to Hon [F de Amat], November 13,1943

Letter from Shunichi K. to [F. de Amat] requesting status on his application to be repatriated to Japan with his wife. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0004
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Report on Jerome to Tule Lake transfer George Kuratomi

Detailed informational report about George Kuratomi, an incarceree transfer to Tule Lake Camp from Jerome Camp due to questions about his loyalty to the United States and his activities within the Buddhist repatriate group at Jerome Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
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Pre-World War II

Invitation to the Japan Day celebration

An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Commissioner General of Japan, to Miss Tazu Kawamoto for the Japan Day celebration on Treasure Island. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_21_001
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Mt. Fuji

A photograph of Mt. Fuji in Japan. From page 59 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_59_002
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Mt. Fuji from Hakone

A photograph of Mount Fuji in Japan as viewed from Hakone. From page 58 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_58_002
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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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