Second-generation Japanese Americans like the Ota and Kubo children attended Tacoma’s Japanese Language School to learn about the language, history and culture of their homeland. The school was closed, and Tacoma’s Japan Town neighborhood faded away, after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942.
Second-generation Japanese Americans like the Ota and Kubo children attended Tacoma’s Japanese Language School to learn about the language, history and culture of their homeland. The school was closed, and Tacoma’s Japan Town neighborhood faded away, after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Public Library TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Second-generation Japanese Americans like the Ota and Kubo children attended Tacoma’s Japanese Language School to learn about the language, history and culture of their homeland. The school was closed, and Tacoma’s Japan Town neighborhood faded away, after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Public Library TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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