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Japanese American Museum of San Jose

February 2015

Fighting for the Emperor: Nisei Soldiers in the Imperial Armed Forces

February 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

While more than 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans in the United States endured mass incarceration during WWII, the war also altered the lives of thousands of Japanese Americans who were stranded in Japan. For many Nisei strandees in Japan, the war blurred the boundaries of their citizenship, as they found themselves in situations where they had little room to negotiate their national allegiance. As the battles in the Pacific theater dragged on, the Japanese government drafted a significant number of…

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