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A letter from Fumio Fred Takano to Interviewing Committee, War Relocation Authority, Gila River Relocation Project. It requests a reconsideration of his answers to the loyalty questions, 27 and 28. He claims that his answers to both questions were recorded in the negative and desires to change them in the affirmative. Listing his family's background information, he asserts that he and his family have hardly involved in the Japanese community and had "a definite stand of loyalty to the Untied States." He attaches "History on my answers to questions 27 and 28" in which he explains about how his answer to 27 was altered to the negative even though his answer was initially "Yes." He claims that his negative answers did not reflect his expression of disloyalty and requests for a change to the affirmative for both questions. The letter includes the note which refers to references from his employer at the camp. Those references are found in items: csudh_tak_0093 and csudh_tak_0094. The Takano Family Papers contains materials from members of the Takano and Meguro family who reside in Los Angeles, California, including Issei immigrants Itsuhei and Tomoye Takano, Kumaji and Tsuruno Meguro, and their Nisei children, Fumio Fred and Yoneko (Meguro) Takano, Ruth Yoshiko Meguro, and Leo Ryoichi Meguro. The papers covers from prewar through post-war, including the period of forced evacuation and incarceration during World War II, the Korean war, and the redress movement in the 1980s. The papers consists of correspondence, photographs, camp newspapers, yearbooks, and other documents. Noted are photographs depicting the Japanese American community in Colorado in the 1930s, including photos of Japanese Young People’s Christian members; and schoolchildren and staff of a Japanese school and public schools. There are also documents regarding a real estate property in Los Angeles, California, which Fumio Fred Takano purchased in 1938, and his legal documents and letters present his efforts to protect the property during the war with the support of his non-Japanese American friend. Also included are letters depicting his struggles to be granted the indefinite leave permit from the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona, as a consequence of his answers to “loyalty questionnaire” questions 27 and 28. In addition, the Issei parents’ letters detail their experiences during the war from an Issei point of view, describing the trip from the Pomona Assembly Center to the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming, incarceration life, and their return from the camp to California.
Correspondence 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, typescript application/pdf