Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Tazoi

Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Tazoi

Dates: 2006

Collection contains a booklet called Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Yagi Tazoi. The booklet describes Jim's experiences serving as a Japanese American in Europe during WWII and Kimiko's experiences in a Japanese internment camp in Arizona. Dated 2006.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Newman, Tamera
  • Call Number: MSS 8596
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Tazoi must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8596; Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Tazoi; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8596, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 2014
Acquisition Information
Donated; 2014.
Subject Terms
Politics, Government, and Law; Military; World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Tazoi, Jim, 1919-2007; Tazoi, Kimiko Yagi, 1922-2012; Newman, Tamera
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Seth Cannon, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Tazoi
Finding Aid Author
Seth Cannon
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-17 12:05:51 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Jim Tazoi (1919-2007) was a Japanese American who was relocated to Poston, Arizona and then was allowed to served on the European front during WWII.

Jim Tazoi was born August 28, 1919 in Garland, Utah. He enlisted in the US Army during his studies at Utah State University. After Pearl Harbor he was not initially allowed to fight because of his ethnicity. Following US policy change he was allowed to served on the European front as a Radioman for the 3rd Battalion, in the 442nd Regiment. Jim married Kimiko Yagi on January 15, 1948. She was stationed at a relocation facility in Poston, Arizona during WWII. He died on March 2, 2007 in Perry, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Kimiko Yagi Tazoi (1922-2012) was relocated to an internment camp in Arizona during WWII.

Kimiko Yagi Tazoi was born on June 27, 1922 in Kerman, California. Her family was sent to an internment camp during WWII in Poston, Arizona. Following the war her family made its way to Utah in the search of employment. In Utah Kimiko met and married Jim Tazoi, who had served in the military in Europe during WWII. She died on July 7, 2012 in Garland, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Tamera Newman (1951-) lives in Treemountain, Utah and writes biographical hisotries.

Tamera Newman was born May 20, 1951. She lives in Treemountain, Utah and writes biographical histories.

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