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Angel Island

The story of Angel Island as a center for processing US immigrants did not end with the Administration Building burning down in 1940.  Almost 700 Japanese immigrants were sent from Hawaii 7-8 December 1941 and over 98 from the mainland; another 105 were sent to Sharp Park, near Pacifica.   574 more words

History

Toyo's Camera (Junichi Suzuki, 2009, 98 mins)

Born in Japan in 1895, Toyo Miyatake came to the U.S. in 1909.  As an adult, he set up a photo studio in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles, and in the 1930s became famous for photographing Michio Ito’s dance troupe. 1,625 more words

Movies

Nisei nurses in the 1940s

Thankfully, more and more veterans and families are writing books and recording the stories of WWII experiences. I have included several in past entries, and will continue to research and collect books by or about the nurses of the 1940s. 258 more words

Biography

Decoration Day

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war … but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. 1,848 more words

Memorial Day

PCC Graduation, 68 Years Late

Originally printed in Rafu Shimpo, 13 February 2010

PCC Graduation, 68 Years Late

By SUSIE LING

When Dorothy Fukutaki Potter was handed the roster of students who attended Pasadena Junior College (now Pasadena City College) in 1942, the first name she looked for — and found — was that of her father, Edgar Fukutaki. 901 more words

Pasadena

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Mas Nitta: Mas, currently 85, recalls his days at the very first Lake Sequoia in 1946… 243 more words

Lake Sequoia Retreat