Community and social service associations

After World War II, in areas where Japanese Americans resettled in large numbers, community and social service organizations were formed to meet their needs. In Seattle, for instance, Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) organized and raised funds for a retirement home that would be culturally appropriate for the Issei (first-generation immigrants). Further, some Japanese Americans chose to go into social service work, in part motivated by their wartime incarceration.

Community and social service associations (68)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Emergency Service Committee, Japanese American Committee for Democracy, Kachigumi, Janice Mirikitani, Morale Committees, Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, Oahu Citizens Committee for Home Defense, Office of Civilian Defense (Hawaii), Police Contact Group (Honolulu), Women's War Service Association (Hawaii), Shigeo Yoshida

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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
"Canadian Citizens Protest Court's Upholding Ruling on Restrictive Covenant" (p. 1), "Campaign to Enlist 1,000 Members for Urban League Begins Here" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
"International Body Ousts Local 7 Officers" (p. 1), "Urges Board to Sift Loss in Evacuation" (p. 1), "Death of Race Ties Unit of NHA Set for Monday, June 30; Lack of Funds Forces Move, Aide Says" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 49 (June 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-216)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 49 (June 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-216)
"Civil Rights Members Ask Introduction of Measure to Defeat Bias Practices" (p. 1), "Rites, Burial for Two War Dead from Area to be Held June 25" (p. 1) "Local CIO Tells Nisei Not to Sit on Fence in Matter of Picking Cannery Union" (p. 1).
Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
img Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
The Fujin Home, which was affiliated with the Christian Baptist Church, was located at 11th and Spruce in Seattle, Washington. It offered shelter for people such as orphans, the handicapped, and women who were recently divorced or widowed and who had nowhere else to go. Various types of classes and social activities were organized by the ...
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-296)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-296)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of another YPCC [Young People's Christian Conference], this time at the Centenary-Wilbur Church which was on the eastside of Portland." Caption on front of photograph: "Fourth Oregon Sectional Y.P.C.C. Centenary - Wilbur Church, Portland, Oregon, March 28-29, 1936."
Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-73-9)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-73-9)
Participating in Japanese American community activities

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.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-84-8)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-84-8)
Early involvement in church and the YMCA

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-77-27)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-77-27)
Working with the YWCA and the Bellamys

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

Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-147-16)
vh Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-147-16)
Doctoral dissertation a possible factor in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 36 (April 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-104)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 36 (April 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-104)
"Matsuoka Elected Chairman of Jackson Council" (p. 1), "Ex-Envoy to Japan Believes Time Ripe to Drop Ban on Japanese in Immigration, Naturalization Bill" (p. 1), "Hearings Open on H.R. 5004; Four Testify" (p .1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 73 (October 7, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-60)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 73 (October 7, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-60)
"Canada Releases Claims Data" (p. 1), "Believes JACL Could Aid Nisei Left in Japan" (p. 1), "Jackson Street Area Chest Workers Selected; Allasina, Principal of Bailey Gatzert, Heads New Army" (p. 1).
Toshikazu
vh Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-248-20)
First coming up with the idea to start a nursing home for the Issei generation
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-124-13)
Creating Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County and uniting efforts of all racial minorities

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-7)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-7)
Prewar activities: YMCA and church groups

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-60-14)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-60-14)
Developing the plan for Keiro Nursing Home: motivation, early planning, building support
George Fugami Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-7-45)
vh George Fugami Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-7-45)
Becoming involved in Japanese American community organizations
Ben Uyeno Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-100-37)
vh Ben Uyeno Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-100-37)
Establishing Keiro nursing home: recognizing a need for a Japanese facility
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
Selected article titles: "Seabrook Farms Eye Japanese Industries" (p.1), "Plight of Issei Living Below Poverty Level Raises Questions" (p.1), "San Francisco Community Group Toiling to Revitalize: (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 21 (June 2, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 21 (June 2, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-21)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Family Victims of Verbal Abuse by Owner of Beaumont Cherry Orchard" (p.1), "Agenda Papers Pepper Chapters" (p.1, 3), "PSWDC in Bid for $8,000 to Fund Welfare Group" (p.3), "Pride and Faith Personified: Nisei of MISLS" (p.5), "City Hall Jeopardizes Little Tokyo's Future" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 16 (October 20, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 16 (October 20, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-41)
Selected article titles: "Nixon Signs Yen Claims Bill, Cites Nikkei Contributions to America" (p.1), "'Guilty by Reason of Race' E.O. 9066 Cover Girl Speaks Out" (p.1-2), "Little Tokyo Towers Files with HUD to Fund $6 Million Housing Project" (p.3).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 78 (September 30, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-247)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 78 (September 30, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-247)
"Confusion Reigns in the Nation's Capitol After House, By a Whopping Majority, Votes to Override Vetoed Walter Bill" (p. 1), "Congress Amends Trading Act" (p. 1), "Volunteer Solicitors Cover District in Annual Community Chest Campaign; Our Goal This Year Will be $9,100" (p. 1).
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