Miko Kaihara

(b. 1924) Hairdresser. Incarcerated at Poston, Arizona.

Learning Japanese to speak to relatives in Japan FBI raids home and arrests father Working as a seamstress in Hollywood Learning to be a hairdresser at age 50 Husband George in the 442nd Battalion

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Miko Kaihara was born in Montebello, California on December 20, 1924. She was incarcerated in Poston, Arizona during World War II along with her family. She married her friend's brother George, a member of the 442nd, after the war and raised 4 boys. She worked as a domestic, seamstress, and at 50 years old took a course in cosmetology to become a hairdresser. She retired after 37 years of hairdressing. (December 2018)

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