Postwar sponsorship (Inglês)

Forcibly deported to the U.S. from Peru Memories of childhood in Peru Food on the ship to the U.S. Family welcomed at Crystal City First meal at Crystal City Enjoying undokai and sports in Crystal City Postwar sponsorship (Inglês) Immersed in Japanese culture and language Proud of his Japanese, American, and Peruvian identity

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(Inglês) Peru was...we lost everything, my father, all the business, everything we owned. I'm sure people, they left camp, they had homes here already, or they had some friends, but we didn't have anywhere to go. Reverend Fukuda is a reverend that teaches Shinto, Konko church in San Francisco, he had a lawyer, attorney general, right? Took all care of all his business. He wrote a letter to the INS saying that they'll sponsor us if we come to San Francisco and find them a job. And so that was the reason we came to San Francisco.

Date: September 20, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda and Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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