Activities growing up in Peru

Activities growing up in Peru Family's deportation from Peru to U.S. after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Conditions aboard U.S. transport ship while being deported from Peru Learning English upon discovering that family could not return to Peru Playing baseball along with American Nisei and Kibei Denied redress as a Japanese Peruvian Thoughts on the post-9/11 atmosphere in the U.S.

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In 1940, I think, when they took census, there were twenty-six thousand Japanese and Japanese Peruvians in Peru and ninety percent were in Lima and Callao. But as far as housing and things, we were scattered all over the place, so there were no, no Japantown. Well, they had picnics like Fukuoka-kens (prefecture) and Kumamoto-kens, Okinawa-kens. They had their own, and we all had our own picnics. And like, like once a year in the school, they had the undokai (sporting event), which was a big thing. They'd divide the kids into red and white groups and you do different things like running and jumping all day, and you have a contest between red and white.

Date: October 26, 2003
Location: Washington, US
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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