Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

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Seven men in an open touring car (ddr-densho-259-230)
img Seven men in an open touring car (ddr-densho-259-230)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Seven men in an open touring car The driver is a Caucasian man wearing a derby. Immediately behind him, also wearing a derby, is Toyoji Abe. Behind him, also in a derby, is Daiichi Takeoka. And peeking over Takeoka's left shoulder, is [Masuo Yasuoi], wearing a soft hat. In the very rear, ...
Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-262)
img Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-262)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "St. Marks Church in Hood River, showing [Masuo Yasui], several Issei men, a Caucasian minister, and remarkably, a Japanese minister not Isaac Inouye. St. Marks was either a Catholic or Episcopalian church--or maybe it was a Lutheran church. In any event, the two clerics are wearing their collars backwards, as Catholic and ...
Four Nikkei children (ddr-densho-259-97)
img Four Nikkei children (ddr-densho-259-97)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Yasui] at around the age of 4. He is wearing a white hachimaki (headband) and has his right eye squinted in a very typical pose. Kay and two other little Nikkei kids are shown."
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 46 (June 8, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-213)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 46 (June 8, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-213)
"Canadian Pastor Impressed by Economic Recovery of Japanese on West Coast" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 95 (November 17, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-156)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 95 (November 17, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-156)
"All Persons Not Yet X-Rayed Urged to Show Up for Exams; Anti-TB Units Now in Area" (p. 1), "Japanese War Brides Welcomed to Join New YWCA Group" (p. 1), "2 More Area GI's Returned to U.S." (p. 1)
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
Selected article titles: "ARM and Order" (p. 2), "Peace, or Else" (p. 3). "Gidra Banned from UCLA" (p. 4), "Revolution at Isla Vista" (p. 5), "The Gidra Story" (p. 9), "Yellow Brotherhood" (p. 18), "An Analysis of and Alternatives to Nixon's Welfare Proposals" (p. 19), "Legal Self Defense" (p. 23).
Men shaking hands (ddr-jamsj-1-632)
img Men shaking hands (ddr-jamsj-1-632)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
Band playing at convention reception (ddr-jamsj-1-480)
img Band playing at convention reception (ddr-jamsj-1-480)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Mas,
img Mas, "Just Give Me the Facts" (ddr-jamsj-1-146)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Norm Mineta talking with dinner guests (ddr-jamsj-1-625)
img Norm Mineta talking with dinner guests (ddr-jamsj-1-625)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
Speech (ddr-jamsj-1-634)
img Speech (ddr-jamsj-1-634)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
Jack C. Dutton-- Mayor of Anaheim (ddr-jamsj-1-168)
img Jack C. Dutton-- Mayor of Anaheim (ddr-jamsj-1-168)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
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