Realtor Jim Matsuoka recalled continuing hostilities toward Japanese-Americans following World War II and internment: “I could only do business in the Central Area and [so I] opened my office down on Jackson. Central Area, Mount Baker and Beacon Hill — that’s about the only places I was able to work. Other places, they wouldn’t let me.” Quoted in Dee Goto, Seattle First Hill Lions, 2004, and repeated in City of Seattle, Southeast Seattle Community History Project: Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Southeast Seattle by Cassie Chin. A leader in the Japanese-American community, Mr. Matsuoka passed away in 2014 at the age of 100. Photographer and date unknown.
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