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Iwata, Jack [ bio ]

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Newell, Calif., c. 1942


Gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata


Two men are a desk. One is writing. The other is holding a piece of paper in his right hand. On the desk there is a telephone and some books.

If you worked in camp for one month, you are paid $16-19 as salary. Generally a Japanese earned $120 as monthly salary. But in camp, housing, foods, are free but no freedom.

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