Japanese Mexican Incarceration

By the early 1900s, more than 10,000 Japanese had immigrated to Mexico, with many working as farm laborers. “In January 1942 Mexico’s federal government ordered the entire ethnic Japanese population living on the nation’s Pacific Coast to move itself east, without assistance or compensation.” (Densho) For book-length treatments of this issue, see Selfa A. Chew’s Uprooting Community: Japanese Mexicans, World War II, and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. For a broader examination of Japanese Mexicans, see Jerry Garcia’s Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897-1945.

Japanese Mexican Removal” Densho Encyclopedia

 “Through the Fire: Japanese Mexicans–Our Little-KnownRelatives ‘South of the Border'” Rafu Shimpo

“Japanese Mexicans Forced to Relocate in WWII” Daily Titan (CA)

Temixco, a former WWII concentration camp for the Japanese in Mexico”El Universal