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Stockton Japantown - San Joaquin Japanese Entrepreneurs circa 1915


The peak of Stockton's Japantown was the 1930s when it occupied several square blocks alongside of Manilatown and Chinatown.  After the war, Stockton's Japantown was reduced to a shell with …

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Little Tokyo Community Profiles


This collection includes materials from the five businesses that students in the Occidental College Asian Studies seminar "Japanophilia" (2009) profiled through their collaboration with the Japanese American National Museum's Discover …

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Aihara & Associates Insurance Services: Two Generations of Business in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo Community


In September of 2005, Aihara & Associates Insurance Services returned to its original home in Little Tokyo after a five year hiatus in Pasadena, California. The business, which was established …

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Little Tokyo Community Profiles Collected by: mpitelka

Bunkado: Gifts and Music


Bunkado, meaning “House of Culture” was founded in 1945 by Tokio Ueyama and his wife Suye. Suye and Tokio had just been released from the internment camps, meaning that Tokio …

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Part of these albums:
Little Tokyo Community Profiles Collected by: mpitelka

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