During World War II, many Japanese business owners traumatically lost their businesses and property without the chance to be compensated, despite expressing loyalty to the United States or holding U.S. citizenship.
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The Role of The Daily Californian as an Advocate for Japanese Americans at UC Berkeley During World War II
The Daily Californian, the student-run newspaper at UC Berkeley, was heavily involved in aiding Japanese American students during World War II. The editors used the publishing platform to help students protest, find safe storage for belongings, fundraise, and even to find a new home for a student’s pet dog before she had to evacuate to… MORE
Harry and Ruth Kingman allied with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) who strived to prove Japanese loyalty during the war and fight for Civil Rights.
Despite a lack of institutional acknowledgment, evidence from the lives of camp residents and staff members like Stanley Hayami, Jiro Onuma, and Karon Kehoe demonstrates that queer people did exist in the Japanese internment camps.