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The physical tolls of WWII Japanese-American camps

When Japanese fighter pilots bombed the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Thomas S. Takemura was raising vegetables and raspberries on his family’s 14 ½-acre farm in Tacoma, Washington. It wasn’t long after the United States declared war on Japan that Takemura and other people of Japanese ancestry were stripped of […]

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