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.

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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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-26)
Select article titles: "44 more congressmen join Mastsunaga-Holifield bill" (p. 1); "Seattle Oriental communities form 'ACE': Asian Coalition for Equality" (p. 1); "Oriental garden designed by Issei dedicated, accepted by Austin, Tex." (p. 1); "Census to count Spanish-speaking" (p. 1); "Campus Unrest Affecting U.S.-Japan exchange" (p. 8).