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Remembering ‘Sonny Boy’

“Sonny Boy” – Noboru Taguma   By CHERSTIN M. LYON   Noboru Taguma was a farm boy. He grew up understanding the meaning of hard work, responsibility, and respect for his elders. At the age of nine, he already understood … Continue reading

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Prof. Art Hansen’s review of new book on Tucsonian resisters and Gordon Hirabayshi

A lifelong relationship: Citizens and the state January 1, 2012 By ART HANSEN, Nichi Bei Weekly Contributor http://www.nichibei.org/2012/01/a-lifelong-relationship-citizens-and-the-state/ PRISONS AND PATRIOTS: Japanese American Wartime Citizenship, Civil Disobedience, and Historical Memory By Cherstin M. Lyon (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011, 233 pp., … Continue reading

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New book on resisters examines wartime definition of patriotism, civil disobedience

October 20, 2011 By Nichi Bei Weekly Staff CHICAGO — A new book being published by Temple University Press in November is re-examining wartime definitions of citizenship, patriotism, prisons, and civil disobedience through the lives of Gordon Hirabayashi and a … Continue reading

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Remembering you, dad, on Father’s Day

Dad, it’s been three months since you’ve passed, and we all miss you so much, especially mom, who had been by your side for 53 years. We will do our best to look after her in your physical absence. I … Continue reading

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Remembrance by niece Midori Tanaka

Noboru Taguma Remembrance Speech By Midori Tanaka, niece April 9, 2011 Noboru-ojisan, I still cannot believe that you have passed away.  You have always been by my side, joking and laughing; I thought I could always rely on you. When … Continue reading

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Eulogy of Noboru Taguma by Andy Noguchi

Noboru Taguma Eulogy By Andy Noguchi Saturday, April 9, 2011 I offer my deepest condolences to the Taguma family and thank you for allowing me to share a few thoughts about Mr. Taguma for myself, my wife Twila, and daughter … Continue reading

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For more reading…

Ellen Levine’s 1995 book “A Fence Away From Freedom” features oral histories of Noboru Taguma and others such as activist Dr. Clifford Uyeda, Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee leader Frank Emi, Heart Mountain resisters Mits Koshiyama and Yosh Kuromiya, Granada … Continue reading

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Decades On, a Legacy Of War Still Haunts Japanese-Americans

Many Ex-Internees Shunned Nisei Who Fought Draft; Now, a Revisionist Push ‘Is That a Time to Resist?’ by NORIHIKO SHIROUZU Staff Reporter The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 1999 In 1944, as America’s war with Japan raged in the Pacific, … Continue reading

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Marcos Breton: UCLA student’s slurs gave new voice to old prejudice

By Marcos Breton mbreton@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee Published: Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1B Slurs have a history, even if we forget them with the passage of time. Then suddenly, there it is – ancient invective … Continue reading

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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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