While Japanese communities in larger cities provided their residents with activities and support groups, those Japanese in rural areas and smaller towns in Washington State were sometimes the only Asians in their areas.
Unlike Nisei who lived in areas with a larger Japanese population, Nisei living in rural and remote areas did not go to language schools, did not have Japanese social groups, and were not exposed to as much traditional Japanese culture.
Japanese internment, from coast and camp, world war two, WW2, WWII, oral history
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