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DRAFT RESISTER: Rights Violated, He Wouldn’t Fight

By Jeannie Wong Sacramento Bee Staff Writer 2/17/1992 A17 MAIN NEWS In 1942, Noboru Taguma was ahead of his time. While most people now condemn the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II, Taguma expressed his feelings loudly and … Continue reading

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Noboru Taguma, Nisei draft resister and longtime farmer, dies

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Noboru Taguma, a longtime farmer and Nisei draft resister who took a principled stand during World War II, passed away peacefully at his home in West Sacramento, Calif. on March 11, 2011. He was 87. A … Continue reading

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Noboru Taguma’s reasons for resistance

Noboru Taguma’s reasons for resisting the military draft were laid out in a tersely-worded letter to the government.

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50th Wedding Anniversary photo, 2008

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Noboru Taguma — April 3, 1923 to March 11, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011 My father’s stand during World War II — a young Nisei who refused to be drafted for the military while behind barbed wire — has been documented by various publications, about four or five articles in … Continue reading

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New Book Brings Little-Known Story of Nisei Resistance to Japanese Readers

October 18-24, 2007 By KENJI G. TAGUMA Nichi Bei Times For some 50 years, the story of Nisei draft resisters was virtually written out of popular Japanese American history texts, which overlooked the group of young men who refused to … Continue reading

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Historic JACL Ceremony Recognizing WWII Resisters Called a “First Step” in Reconciliation

May 14, 2002 Historic JACL Ceremony Recognizing WWII Resisters Called a “First Step” in Reconciliation Resisters Challenge JACL to Further Examine Wartime Role By KENJI G. TAGUMA Nichi Bei Times SAN FRANCISCO — As he walked onstage to receive recognition … Continue reading

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Arizona campsite to honor resisters: West Sac man one of former prisoners

By M.S. Enkoji Sacramento Bee Staff Writer 11/7/1999 Page B1 METRO FINAL Noboru Taguma will board a bus today and ride up a highway he first traveled more than 50 years ago as an embittered young man, handcuffed and leg-chained. … Continue reading

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Apology for WWII imprisonment debated

By Marcos Breton Sacramento Bee Staff Writer 8/6/1999 A1 MAIN NEWS They were prosperous Californians, local farmers who were American to the core. They were rounded up and isolated for the way they looked, shipped to desolate camps while leaving … Continue reading

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Draft Resisters Tell Of Pain: WWII Disloyalty Charges Still Haunt Internees

By Art Campos Sacramento Bee Staff Writer 2/24/1993 Page B1 METRO FINAL Mits Koshiyama and Frank Emi waited nearly 50 years to tell their side of the story. As young men, the two Japanese Americans were sent to the Heart … Continue reading

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