Returning to San Jose

Introduction to Photography Joining WRA Photographic Section No WRA Censorship Visiting Deep South Returning to San Jose Career as a professional

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I was the first one to return to the West Coast after the thing was lifted. I was sent to San Jose, California. Great reception because there were more Japanese Americans returning to San Jose than before the war. Great reception. And right after that, I was out in California for about three, four weeks. And there were certain areas...and I just can’t remember the town, but there was a town where there was some shooting going on. Shooting towards evacuees homes. And I just can’t remember the name of the town, but I think it was around Stockton. But I just can’t remember. But there were a few moments where there were some problems.

Date: December 3, 2009
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

california post war resettlement san jose

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