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Letter from Masayo Hasegawa to Kan Wada, April 17, 1967
Hasegawa, Masayo: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A letter from Masayo Hasegawa in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan to Kan Wada. She informs Kan that Kan's letter arrived and she is delighted to hear that Kan shipped a package to Masayo, enclosing the medicines and clothes. Kan's support has helped Masayo to raise her children and make a living in Japan. The letter includes updates on her family: Masayo's family is trying to save 50,000 yen to get a loan sponsored by the Japanese government. Yoshio's wedding will be held in March in the next year. She informs Kan that she shipped a package to Kan, enclosing Japanese medicines for stomach pain, which cost 350 yen per each bottle. She also asks Kan not to enclose food in the package since food is confiscated during the shipping process. Page 3 is missing.
Tomoji Wada was an interpreter, bookkeeper, operator of a grocery store, and manufacturer of tofu and mochi on Terminal Island, California prior to World War II. He established a tofu manufacturing plant at the Poston camp in Arizona during the war, and became a gardener after returning from the incarceration camp to Los Angeles, California. The collection consists of receipts, ledgers, taxes, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, journals, guidebooks, immigration materials, and incarceration camp records pertaining to Tomoji Wada and his family. Materials include born-digital objects created and transferred from the donor.
3 pages, 8 x 6 inches, handwritten
Identity and values--Issei
Japan--Post-World War II
Neyagawa-shi, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Tomoji Wada Family Papers

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