The History of the City Cafe

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On Christmas day of this year, the Juneau Empire published an article chronicling the history of the City Cafe and its first owners, Shonosuke and Nobu Tanaka. In this article you will find information detailing the difficult times of their lives as well as the rewarding ones. You will also take pride in finding out about the people in the Juneau community who aided them during their internment and then helped them reopen the cafe upon their return. Finally, the history encompasses the partnership of Shonosuke Tanaka, Sam Taguchi and K. Komatsubara in the 50s.

The following link will take you to the article. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-12-25/history-city-cafe

Juneau Internees

These are the known Japanese internees who lived in Juneau before and/or after WWII (1941-1955) as of September 2012.

Kiichi Akagi

Hikohachi Fukuyama

Mume Fukuyama

Ethel Fukuyama

Walter Fukuyama

Thomas Fukuyama

Usuke Hamada

Hakuio Inouye

Shikanosuke Ito

Tarao Kanazawa

T. Kato

Utaka Kazama

Saburo Kito

Amelia Kito

Barbara Kito

Harry Kito

John Kito

Sam Kito

Katsutaro Komatsubara

Tsuyo Komatsubara

Rose Komatsubara

Nancy Komatsubara

Patricia Komatsubara

Gary Komatsubara

Takashi Kono

Haruo Kumasaka

Torihei Kuwamoto

Kojiro Matsubayashi

Henry Mayeda

Takao Mori

Toyojiro Moriuchi

Thomas Mukai

Mac Nakamura

Masaki Nakamura

Paul Shimizu

Yakei Shiota

Gim Taguchi

Sam Taguchi

George Tamaki

Shonosuke Tanaka

Nobu Tanaka

John Tanaka

William Tanaka

Alice Tanaka

Mary Tanaka

Saburo Tanaka

Toraichi Toyokawa

George Wada

Hiyo Yamamoto

Ikuichi Yoshida