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Discriminatory laws

An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1

Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal …
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Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview Segment 11

Impact of the alien land law on California's Japanese American agricultural community
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Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 4

Discussion of family's legal case involving the alien land law

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 this …


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Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 6

Discussion of prewar legal cases involving Issei

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 this collection are typically …


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Frank Miyamoto Interview I Segment 10

The establishment of business associations in Seattle's Japantown
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Anti-immigration sentiment

Treatment of Japanese in America; Churches and Enemy Aliens; Japanese- Americans to be resettled

Contains three articles from "Federal Council bulletin," published in vol. 25, no. 1 (January 1942), no. 3 (March 1942), and no. 8 (October 1943). Titles include "Treatment of Japanese in America," "Churches and Enemy Aliens," and "Japanese- Americans to be resettled." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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Immigrants and Citizens of Japanese Origin

This article by Shotaro Frank Miyamoto explains in detail about the concentration of the Japanese Americans on the West Coast, the history of anti-Japanese activities in this region and the racial antagonism expressed by American people against the Japanese in their midst. See this object in the California State Universities …
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On Tolerance, newspaper editorial, The Press Democrat, May 27, 1942

Newspaper editorial dated May 27, 1942, on Sonoma County, California's Japanese evacuation and incarceration. Author offers stance of tolerance and "true democracy." Author is anonymously named "Miss Nineteen." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp041-01-004
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Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 17, 1940

Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of the JACL-sponsored carnival, the New Years dance, the appointment of a new chairman to the dance class, and the suggestion that the chapter discuss how the Nisei should conduct themselves during times of unrest. See this …
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Social plan for minority groups (an excerpt from letter of O.D. Richardson)

An excerpt from a letter by O.D. Richardson, "A Social Plan for Minority Groups." Richardson provides a list of fourteen activities to avoid in order for social minorities to integrate culturally with Americans. Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9046. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
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