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Japanese American identity

Descriptions of religions practiced by Japanese

Descriptions of four religions practiced by Japanese people: Buddhism, Shintoism, Sodoshu, and Shinshu. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0060
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[Japanese folklore about birth]

Report on Japanese folklore and superstitions regarding the birth of a newborn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0059
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[Some reactions to selective service: Tule Lake]

Report on selective service reactions at Tule Lake Camp. Report discusses Japanese identity compared to American identity, especially for the Nisei, repatriation requests, and draft evasion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0058
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Letter from Itoko S. [Sano] to Dorothy Okine, August 6, 1946

A letter from Itoko Sano to her friend, Dorothy Okine. She located Dorothy's address by looking in the Palms Book and encloses a copy of the Hanky Club in the letter. She includes updates, such as going to a show, "Rhapsody in blue," in Norwalk along with George Asawa, Florence, …
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Military service

Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 1

The challenges faced by Nisei soldiers

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the …


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Diana Morita Cole Interview Segment 8

A poignant story of brother's experiences in camp
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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview …
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Hawai'i

Grace Tanabe

A photograph of Grace Tanabe taken in Hawaii. Addressed to "Tazuko" [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 63 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_63_001
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Headquarters of Hawaiian Department

Written by . What appears to be an official document, addressed to the adjutant general of the War Department by O. H. McDole, Lt. Col., Assistant Adjutant General, about deporting people in Hawaii of Japanese descent to Japan. The document mentions Kenzi Kimura, Torataro Onoda, Ryoichi Tanaka. See this object …
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 6 (August 8, 1986)

Selected article titles: "Hawaii Has Too Many AJA Teachers and Administrators, Committee Concludes" (p. 1), "Anti-Asian Violence" (p. 6), "Nikkei Parenting" (pp. 6-7), and "U.S./Japan Relations" (pp. 7-8).
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