TOSHIKO SHOJI ITO (author of novel Endure) -
After leaving Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho, Toshiko Shoji Ito went to Toledo, Ohio, for a short period and finally settled in Chicago, Illinois.  In 1948, Toshiko met and married David Ito, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit, Co. G, and also received her hair dresser license immediately after.   In 1956, Toshiko and David moved to El Monte, California, with their two sons and welcomed their daughter soon after.  Toshiko began her career as a cosmetology instructor at Citrus College in 1973.  She received her bachelor of Vocation Education in 1977 and a Master of Public Administration in 1986.  Toshiko retired from teaching in 1991.

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