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Letter from Kisaburo Ando, Minister of Home Affairs, Japanese Government, to Taneo Akiyama, February 19, 1944
Ando, Kisaburo: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Letter from the Japanese Government granting Taneo Akiyama's request to regain Japanese citizenship.
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.
1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, typescript
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Renunciation of citizenship
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Kibei
Japan--During World War II
Japan--Government and politics
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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