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July 17, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Toshiko Sagimori Yoshida, 82, who survived the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and became an activist at a time when few such women raised their voices in the political arena, died May 20 at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles of kidney failure as a complication of diabetes.
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February 17, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Orange County sheriff's deputies knocked on the front door, the sun had already set behind the farmhouse of Gensuke and Tamae Masuda. It was the night of Dec. 7, 1941, and the hopes and dreams of the Masuda family were about to come to an abrupt halt. June Masuda Goto was 19 then and remembers holding open the screen door for the deputies. "The deputies hardly talked to us," Goto, 69, of Fountain Valley said. "They said they came for Gensuke Masuda. My mother cried."
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December 1, 2004 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
In an elaborate ritual reminiscent of ancient Japan, a procession of children in golden crowns and painted faces, traditional court musicians and silk-robed Buddhist priests recently wended its way through Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. The occasion was the 100-year anniversary of the oldest Buddhist temple in Los Angeles, representing the most popular Buddhist tradition in Japan and among Japanese Americans known as Shin, or Pure Land.
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