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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 3: Torajiro and Kiku Hamano and Julius Rosenwald in Chicago

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 7: Japanese Gardener, Susumu Kobayashi, and Cook Junji George Matsumoto at Riverbank

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 6: Taro Otsuka from Chicago to New York City

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 5: Taro Otsuka, Japanese Garden Designer

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 4: “Honorary Japanese Consul” George Fabyan in Geneva, IL

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 2: Popularity and Criticism of Japanese Servants

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1: Introduction

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The first Japanese domestic servant to be recorded in the 1880 Illinois census was J. Yanada, a twenty-one year old single man who served Ulysses Grant, 18th President of the United States, in Galena, Illinois.1 Grant was very satisfied with Yanada, who was assigned to Grant’s service by the Japanese government …

Japanese Christians in Chicago

Katsuji Kato: from Spiritual Savior to Medical Professional - Part 2

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Japanese Christians in Chicago

Katsuji Kato: from Spiritual Savior to Medical Professional - Part 1

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Introduction: Kafu Nagai in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Japanese Christians in Chicago

Katsuji Kato: from Spiritual Savior to Medical Professional - Part 4

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I am a shin-Issei who has lived in the West and Midwest for nearly thirty years. I spent the first six years in Berkeley California. When I was young, I got excited about visiting New York City. But now, after thirty years in Midwest, my body seems to be allergic to people, cars and noises. I am now enjoying my life in retirement, writing and tending to my garden.

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