San Joaquin County’s Japanese-American Soldiers

Do you remember the following men? Stanley Iichiki, Robert T. Kishi, Seichi Nakamoto, Dick Z. Masuda, and Akira Otsubo, of Stockton; Kay K. Masaoka of Lodi; George Nakamura of Acampo; Ko Tanaka of Lodi; and Minoru Yoshida of Linden.1 They left San Joaquin County as young men and never returned. Their graves can be found in . . . → Read More: San Joaquin County’s Japanese-American Soldiers

Internment and Lodi’s Japanese-Americans

It is easy to misidentify photographs. On page 7 of the San Joaquin Historian for fall 2008-spring 2009, which is devoted to Lodi’s Japantown. I identified the photograph below as being taken in the 1930s. Local historian Ralph Lea was kind enough to correct me and let me know that it was actually taken in 1942, . . . → Read More: Internment and Lodi’s Japanese-Americans