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Rise & Fall of an Empire FURUYA: imm.1890

Rise & Fall of an Empire FURUYA: imm.1890

The International Examiner August 29, 2005 0

BY GARY IWAMOTO Masajiro Furuya — banker, merchant, and manufacturer — was perhaps the most prominent local Japanese American businessman of the early 20th Century. Taking advantage of every business opportunity, Furuya’s success was

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A Furuya Family Profile: Issei Father, Nisei Daughter KAWAKAMI imm. 1899

A Furuya Family Profile: Issei Father, Nisei Daughter KAWAKAMI imm. 1899

The International Examiner August 29, 2005 0

BY IRENE SHIGAKI Kakuzo Kawakami was born on October 3, 1875, to an impoverished family of tenant farmers in Mie-ken Japan. At the early age of ten, he left his home and family to

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Civil-rights Pioneer YAMASHITA imm. 1893

Civil-rights Pioneer YAMASHITA imm. 1893

The International Examiner August 29, 2005 0

BY STEVEN GOLDSMITH Takuji Yamashita passed the bar exam. His license to practice law arrived 99 years later. What took it so long reveals much about the obstacles that Issei like Yamashita faced. Yamashita

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Merchant of Seattle TSUKUNO imm. 1889

Merchant of Seattle TSUKUNO imm. 1889

The International Examiner August 29, 2005 0

BY KEN MOCHIZUKI Yoshio Fujimura, 67, says his family doesn’t know why his great uncle Matajiro Tsukuno immigrated to America in the first place. Born in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture near Mt. Fuji in 1864,

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Leadership Then & Now KOSAI imm. 1899

Leadership Then & Now KOSAI imm. 1899

The International Examiner August 29, 2005 0

BY DEAN WONG Shinya Kosai was more than just a farmer in the White River Valley during the turn of the century. He was a pioneer and community leader among Japanese farmers who settled

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Strength of a Family BEPPU imm. 1909

Strength of a Family BEPPU imm. 1909

The International Examiner August 29, 2005 0

BY KEN MOCHIZUKI Hitsuji and Sawa Beppu were ahead of their time. In the early 1900s, Hitsuji was the house-husband, staying home and taking care of the kids while his wife Sawa, an esteemed

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A history of an urban ethnic community: Asian Americans and the development of Seattle’s International District

A history of an urban ethnic community: Asian Americans and the development of Seattle’s International District

The International Examiner October 17, 1984 0

By Doug Chin & Peter Bacho (This is an excerpt of a three-part series that ran in 1984 on October 17, November 21, and December 19 in the International Examiner) South of Seattle’s downtown,

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