Japanese Latin Americans & World War II

Japanese Latin Americans internment

CLACS Event Recordings


Campaign for Justice


Enemy Alien Files:  Hidden Stories of WWII (Exhibit)

Japanese American/Peruvian Collections
at California State University Dominguez Hills

Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project


Hidden Internment:  The Art Shibayama Story


The “Other” Internment: Teaching the Hidden Story of Japanese Latin Americans during WWII
Yonamine, Moe
Rethinking Schools, v25 n1 p40-46 Fall 2010

Further reading in English:

Friedman, Max Paul. Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign Against the Germans of Latin America in World War II. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Garcia, Jerry. Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897–1945. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014.

Gardiner, C. Harvey. Pawns in a Triangle of Hate: The Peruvian Japanese and the United States. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981.

Higashide, Seiichi. Adios to Tears: The Memoirs of a Japanese-Peruvian Internee in U.S. Concentration Camps. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000 [1993].

Mak, Stephen. “America’s Other Internment: World War II and the Making of Modern Human Rights.” Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University, 2009.

Masterson, Daniel M. with Sayaka Funada-Classen. The Japanese in Latin America. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.