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internment

(Encyclopedia) internment, in international law, detention of the nationals or property of an enemy or a belligerent. A belligerent will intern enemy merchant ships or take them as prize, and a…

Gardena

(Encyclopedia) Gardena gärdē´nə, city (1990 pop. 49,847), Los Angeles co., SW Calif., an industrial suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1930. Often called Freeway City because of its proximity to several…

Korematsu, Fred Toyosaburo

(Encyclopedia) Korematsu, Fred Toyosaburo, 1919–2005, Japanese-American internment protester, b. Oakland, Calif. He was a shipyard welder when, after the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor in 1942,…

relocation center

(Encyclopedia) relocation center, in U.S. history, camp in which Japanese and Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II. Fearing a Japanese invasion, the military leaders, under authority…

Nambu, Yoichiro

(Encyclopedia) Nambu, Yoichiro yoi´chērō näm´bo͞o, 1921–2015, Japanese-American physicist, b. Tokyo, D.Sc. Univ. of Tokyo, 1952. He studied at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, with Albert…

Inouye, Daniel Ken

(Encyclopedia) Inouye, Daniel Ken ĭn´əwā˝, ĭnō´wā, 1924–2012, U.S. politician, b. Honolulu, grad. Univ. of Hawaii (1950) and George Washington Univ. Law School (1952). A World War II hero and Medal…

Murphy, Frank

(Encyclopedia) Murphy, Frank, 1890–1949, American political figure, associate justice of the Supreme Court (1940–49), b. Harbor Beach, Mich. After serving as a U.S. attorney (1919–20) and as a judge…

Cody

(Encyclopedia) Cody kō´dē, city (1990 pop. 7,897), seat of Park co., NW Wyo., on the Shoshone River in a sheep, cattle, and irrigated farm area; founded and inc. 1901 by William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill…

Say, Allen

(Encyclopedia) Say, Allen, 1937–, Japanese-American writer and illustrator of children's books, b. Yokohama, Japan, as James Allen Koichi Moriwaki Seii. After an apprentceship with a well-known…

Mineta, Norman Yoshio

(Encyclopedia) Mineta, Norman Yoshio, 1931–, American government official, the first Asian American to be appointed to a cabinet post, b. San Jose, Calif. Of Japanese descent, he and his family were…