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Japanese Americans - Perspectives on Trans-Pacific Relations, WWII Internment, Meaning of Loyalty, Motherhood & Childhood, and Labor at Seabrook

Background information on the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during the World War II.

Japanese Picture Brides

"On the boat we carried our husbands' pictures in tiny oval lockets that hung on long chains from our necks."

(from The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka)

The picture bride practice was essential in the establishment of Japanese community in both, Hawai'i and in the continental United States. 

Family and Work

Nakamura Family. 1910/1920. California State University. Sacramento Library

Family Life at Internment Camps


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