California State University Japanese American Digitization Project: An ExhibitMain MenuIntroductionBefore the WarIssei and Nisei in the WestExecutive Order 9066Mass removalIncarcerationConcentration campsResettlementReconstructing HomeRedressA nation makes amendsReflectionsMaking sense of it allTimelineGraphic from exhibition poster, "Timeline"Educational Guides and ResourcesRelated ResourcesList of external resources relating to the exhibit topicPrint-ready PostersDownload Print-ready posters for your eventsAbout CSUJADDescription of the CSUJAD Project and call for historical resource donations
1media/jia_08_01_011.jpg2016-12-12T10:28:21-08:00Steve Kutay2a3698b64111c4575df6dabf06e183b410497fa31407230Nisei in the warimage_header3773402017-03-14T16:48:18-07:00Steve Kutay2a3698b64111c4575df6dabf06e183b410497fa3Japanese American soldiers distinguished themselves in several theaters of war during World War II - especially in Italy, France, and Germany. While Americans of Japanese descent were being declared enemy aliens, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) was organized on March 23, 1943. The Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) was first established in San Francisco and later at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling, Minnesota. It was created to supply the military with Japanese American translators. The MISLS was critical in producing skilled linguists who were essential to the World War II effort and later the occupation of Japan.