Economic associations

Since banks would not lend to Japanese immigrants, these enterprising Issei formed groups to pool their resources. For the tanomoshii system of credit, members would contribute monthly to a pooled account and take turns drawing funds to start or expand a business. The Japanese also formed farming cooperatives that helped growers purchase supplies and market their crops. Under this system, a Japanese grower placed his produce on consignment with a Japanese packer-shipper who would sell the produce to a Japanese fruit-stand operator.

Community activities (563)
Associations and organizations (152)
Economic associations (28)

28 items
Co-Op News, Vol 1. No. 1 (May 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-1)
doc Co-Op News, Vol 1. No. 1 (May 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-1)
Selected article titles: "Announcing the First Issue of the Co-Op News!" (p. 1), "Photo Services for Residents" (p. 1), "Questions and Answers" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol II. No. 3 (September 9, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-13)
doc Co-Op News, Vol II. No. 3 (September 9, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-13)
Selected article titles: "$136,693.96 Total Revenue During Second Quarter" (p. 1), "Party Honors Tsujisaka, Tule Lake Transferees" (p. 1), "To the Members" (p. 1).
Seichi Hayashida Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-14-8)
vh Seichi Hayashida Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-14-8)
Vegetable Growers Association and relations with those outside the Japanese American community
Tanomoshii meeting (ddr-densho-109-11)
img Tanomoshii meeting (ddr-densho-109-11)
Tanomoshii were savings associations formed for mutual financial support.
Tom Matsuoka Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-47-17)
vh Tom Matsuoka Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-47-17)
Changes in farming business lead to the establishment of the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association
James Yamazaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-175-8)
vh James Yamazaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-175-8)
Father's involvement in a prewar community economic association

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Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 3 (June 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-3)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 3 (June 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-3)
Selected article titles: "$1,000 Fund for Topaz School Children" (p. 1), "Questions and Answers" (p. 1), "Merchandise is Scarce - Reports Tatsuno from Chicago" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol II. No. 1 (September 2, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-12)
doc Co-Op News, Vol II. No. 1 (September 2, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-12)
Selected article titles: "V.P. to Act as Chairman" (p. 1), "Rate of Rebate Set 15.14% for 2nd Quarter" (p. 1), "Wool Yarns Expected Soon at Dry Goods Store" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 2 (May 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-2)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 2 (May 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-2)
Selected article titles: "When You Relocate - What About Your Money in the Co-Op?" (p. 1), "Questions and Answers" (p. 1), "Dust Storms" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 11 (August 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-9)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 11 (August 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-9)
Selected article titles: "Equity Certificates to be Issued Saturday" (p. 1), "Patrons Urgedto Call for Repaired Shoes Promptly" (p. 1), "Studio Suspends Picture Taking for Two Weeks" (p. 1), "Subscription to Salt Lake Tribune Cancelled" (p. 1).
Frank Miyamoto Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-50-10)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-50-10)
The establishment of business associations in Seattle's Japantown
Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 13 (August 26, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-11)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 13 (August 26, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-11)
Selected article titles: "Uchida Leaves Co-Op Chairman of the Board" (p. 1), "Announcements" (p. 1), "To the Members" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 8 (July 22, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-6)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 8 (July 22, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-6)
Selected article titles: "Equity Certificates For First Quarter to be Distributed Soon" (p. 1), "Construction on Ice House Started Tuesday" (p. 1), "Picture Taking Resumed" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol 1. No. 4 (June 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-4)
doc Co-Op News, Vol 1. No. 4 (June 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-4)
Selected article titles: "Result of Buying Trip: Tatsuno, Fujita Return" (p. 1), "Announcement Soon on Photo Studio Opening" (p. 1), "Who Owns the Co-Op?" (p. 1).
Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 7 (July 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-5)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 7 (July 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-5)
Selected article titles: "Co-Op Congress to Elect Nine New Directors" (p. 1), "Photo Studio Temporarily Suspends Picture Taking" (p. 1), "Piece Goods Arriving Daily at Dry Goods Store" (p. 1).
Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-25-35)
vh Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-25-35)
The Seattle Japanese Hotel Association's role in dealing with the minimum housing code
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