Associations and organizations

The Issei (Japanese immigrants) established cultural, business, and religious organizations that supported ethnic enclaves. This early form of networking served more than social and economic interests -- it became a substitute for the extended-family and village systems left behind in Japan. Christian and Buddhist neighborhood churches, Japanese language schools, and sports leagues allowed the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) to participate in organized social activities as well as form peer networks.

Community activities (600)
Associations and organizations (276)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese associations, Manzanar Committee, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress

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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
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An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, ...
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
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An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, ...
Alley Watada Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-30-12)
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Father's involvement in Japanese community organizations
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 69 (ddr-densho-1000-12-69)
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Becoming active again in the postwar Japanese American community
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-207-6)
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Father's role as a member of the Japanese Gardeners Association
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 74 (ddr-densho-1000-12-74)
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Involvement in community activities, winning the Community Bridge Builder Award in Bellevue
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-207-32)
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Recognition of the significance of the Japanese Gardeners Association
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-12-20)
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Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-12-22)
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Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
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Establishing the Seinenkai and the Kokaido, the Japanese Community Hall
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-60-18)
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Continuity of culture, reflecting on the future of Japanese American organizations
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-60-16)
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Community involvement: reflecting on different organizational styles and strengths
Frank Kitamoto Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-35-37)
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Activities of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC)
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-77-25)
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Becoming involved in community organizations after the war

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-10-13)
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Father's involvement in the Nikkeijinkai: hosting visiting seamen before the war
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