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Bayonets and bulldozers: Isahama immigrants whose beautiful fields were stolen by the U.S. military
Episode 5: "Now is the happiest time of my life"
The Yara family began their sewing business around 1970. The whole family worked from 7am to 12am. …

Rikuto Yamagata • Aug. 20, 2018


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Bayonets and bulldozers: Isahama immigrants whose beautiful fields were stolen by the U.S. military
Part 4: Two Years After the Forced Requisition: Traveling to Brazil
Tomoji Yara (78), an Isahama immigrant living in the Casa Verde area of ​​the city of Sao Paulo, an…

Rikuto Yamagata • Aug. 13, 2018


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Bayonets and bulldozers: Isahama immigrants whose beautiful fields were stolen by the U.S. military
Episode 3: "Driven away like a dog"
American soldiers with bayonets at the ready, along with bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, and truck…

Rikuto Yamagata • Aug. 6, 2018


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Bayonets and bulldozers: Isahama immigrants whose beautiful fields were stolen by the U.S. military
Part 2: Losing three family members to a machine gun attack during the war
"I don't really want to talk about the war or the land struggle," said Anshin Sawatan…

Rikuto Yamagata • July 30, 2018


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Bayonets and bulldozers: Isahama immigrants whose beautiful fields were stolen by the U.S. military
Episode 1: "We can't leave it to the men"
On July 19, 1955, ten years after the end of the war, the land and even the houses in Isahama, Gino…

Rikuto Yamagata • July 23, 2018


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