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Unit 6: Set 3. The Internment Diary of Toyojiro Suzuki - Personae

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Suzuki, Chiyo: The daughter of Toyojiro and Takako Suzuki, born 1941.

Suzuki, Takako. B.: 1918 in California to the Wada family. She married Toyojiro in the late 1930s. Takako was a native born citizen of the United States who completed three years of high school and was fluent in English and could speak Japanese. She worked in a cannery operation before her internment.

Suzuki, Takei. B.: 1880. Father of Toyojiro. He immigrated to the US from Japan before World War I (1917) and worked in the fishing industry.

Suzuki, Yone: Mother of Toyojiro. Toyojiro wrote to his mother at an address in Japan during his internment at Fort Lincoln suggesting that Yone Suzuki never immigrated.

Wada: Mr. Wada is a fisherman and apparently the father of Takako Suzuki, making him Toyojiro’s father-in-law.

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