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Akiyama, Taneo: author
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1950
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Statement by Taneo Akiyama recounting his travel from Florin, California to Hiroshima, Japan at 14 years of age, his subsequent schooling, and conscription into Japanese military, Navy Air Unit during World War II.
The Akiyama’s owned the Florin Fish Store until it was burned down during their WWII incarceration. Their four sons went to Japan for further education as teenagers and one was conscripted into the Imperial military. After December 7, 1941 Mr. Akiyama was detained by the FBI in Crystal City, Texas. Mrs. Akiyama and her three sons were forcefully evacuated to Fresno Assembly Center, Jerome incarceration camp and then to Crystal City to join Mr. Akiyama. In December 1945 the family repatriated to Japan and were reunited in Sacramento after six years in Japan. Part of the Japanese American Archival Collection.
Testaments; Narratives
1 page, 10.5 x 8 inches, typescript
Japan--Pre-World War II
Japan--During World War II
Japan--Government and politics
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Kibei
Tokyo, Japan
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Onatsu Akiyama Collection

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