Fishing and canneries

Japanese Americans found work at salmon canneries along the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington, and their labor was welcomed in Alaskan towns such as Ketchikan and Petersburg as early as the 1890s. They traveled by ship to the cannery towns, where they slowly developed small communities whose population swelled with the yearly arrival of workers. Issei (Japanese immigrant) entrepreneurs started the oyster industry from scratch in Puget Sound. Japanese American oyster farms became thriving businesses before World War II.

Fishing and canneries (171)

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The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 74 (October 10, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-61)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 74 (October 10, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-61)
"Nisei War Dead on Second Shipment of State Servicemen Killed in Action" (p. 1), "New Local 7 Cannery Union Officers Will be Installed on Nov. 1" (p. 1), "JCCC Promises Legal Experts for Japanese" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 21 (March 21, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-8)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 21 (March 21, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-8)
"Unions Reject Alaska Industrial Offer" (p. 1), "B.C. Students Ask Citizenship for Japanese, Indians" (p. 1), "Yoshida Urges U.S. to Stay in Japan to Insure Peace" (p. 1)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-51)
Special holiday issue. Selected article titles: "Preserving Our Japanese American History: Visual Communications' Photographic Archives" (pp. 14-15), "'Offensive Stupidity' and the Struggle of Abe Tokunosuke" (pp. 31, 43, 68, 70, 76-77), "1982: The Year in Review" (pp. 52-63, 69, 78-79), and "After the Rescue of the 'Lost Battalion': 'Gothic Line' Breakthrough by 100/442 Spells End ...
Japanese fisherman hauling in Tuna (ddr-densho-299-17)
img Japanese fisherman hauling in Tuna (ddr-densho-299-17)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1018. 8 Feb 49 / NRS Project: / Japanese fishermen lay nets off the coast / of Odawara, Japan, for the day's tuna catch. / Photographer - Orzio / Photograph by U.S. Army."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 13 (March 29, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 13 (March 29, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-13)
Selected article titles: "Role of mediator in civil rights pictured for JACL" (p. 1), "Fishing area name 'Japanese Point'" (p. 1), "Nisei a 'White' to Eyes of NAACP Man" (p. 1), "San Francisco to dedicate Japan cultural-trade center" (p. 1), "JACL Role in civil rights: interpret the problem" (p. 1), "New Nihonmachi to rise north of ...
Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-318-2)
vh Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-318-2)
Father's prewar fishing techniques

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

A parade float (ddr-densho-353-326)
img A parade float (ddr-densho-353-326)
Captioned: "A float for a parade, sponsored by the Japanese fishing tackle dealers association."
Akira Otani Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-321-7)
vh Akira Otani Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-321-7)
Father's establishment of a fish auction business

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Frank Miyamoto Interview IV Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-145-7)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview IV Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-145-7)
Description of some of the jobs involved in a cannery; personal role assisting the head mechanic at the Waterfall Cannery

This interview focuses on the narrator's experiences working in the Alaska salmon cannery system in the 1930s.

Frank Miyamoto Interview IV Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-145-10)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview IV Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-145-10)
Receiving "special treatment": given the job of hand-packing the king salmon

This interview focuses on the narrator's experiences working in the Alaska salmon cannery system in the 1930s.

John Kats Marumoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-322-7)
vh John Kats Marumoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-322-7)
Life in a fishing village in Terminal Island

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Frank Miyamoto Interview IV Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-145-2)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview IV Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-145-2)
Reasons for Japanese immigrant participation in the cannery system

This interview focuses on the narrator's experiences working in the Alaska salmon cannery system in the 1930s.

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