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Nihonmachi ("Japantowns")

Because of housing and employment discrimination, Japanese Americans tended to cluster in ethnic neighborhoods known as Nihonmachi, or "Japantowns." Living, working, studying, and worshiping in close proximity made for tight-knit communities. With the forced removal of Japanese Americans in the spring of 1942, the bustling Nihonmachis of the West Coast closed down and never fully recovered, even after the war ended.

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Nihonmachi ("Japantowns") (191)

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 20 (May 17, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 20 (May 17, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-20)
Selected article titles: "JACL to commemorate historic Nisei event" (p. 1), "Two Views of Discrimination in Japan" (p. 1), "Winners of JAL-JACL fellowship" (p. 1), "Surgeon General appoints ex-Hanford Nisei as consultant in pharmacology" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 19 (May 10, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 19 (May 10, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-19)
Selected article titles: "Help oppressed adopt JACL slogan seen as key to quell racial riots" (p. 1), "Hawaii's crack 29th Infantry Brigade to report without its Nisei general" (p. 1), "Nipponmachi property owners in Seattle in wait & see mood" (p. 3), "Li'l Tokio businesses surveyed - nomiya pace with 23, physicians next at 15" (p. ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 13 (March 29, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 13 (March 29, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-13)
Selected article titles: "Role of mediator in civil rights pictured for JACL" (p. 1), "Fishing area name 'Japanese Point'" (p. 1), "Nisei a 'White' to Eyes of NAACP Man" (p. 1), "San Francisco to dedicate Japan cultural-trade center" (p. 1), "JACL Role in civil rights: interpret the problem" (p. 1), "New Nihonmachi to rise north of ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 9 (March 1, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 9 (March 1, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-9)
Selected article titles: "Nisei employers note on-the-job training program" (p. 1), "JACL placed on record in Sentate for rights bills" (p. 1), "Kido recounts his 40 years inside League" (p. 1), "Seattle newsletter survey made on central area school issue" (p. 1), "Civil Rights and the Senate" (p. 2), "San Francisco new Nihonmachi awaits formal dedication ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 17 (April 26, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 17 (April 26, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-17)
Selected article titles: "TV writer aims gripe at JACL mass protest" (p. 1), "Grateful Chicago Japanese Americans see first of 150 gift trees planted" (p. 1), "UH students air feelings about draft, riots in mainland and war in Vietnam" (p. 1), "Idaho governor lauds Nisei Idahoans as efficient, excellent farmers" (p. 1), "The race problem" (p. ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 16 (April 19, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 16 (April 19, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-16)
Selected article titles: "JACL undergraduate scholarships now awards $500 for top three" (p. 1), "Nisei businessmen urged to aid economic progress of Negroes" (p. 1), "Rep. Mink Marches in Rev. King Funeral" (p. 1), "Open housing signed into law by President" (p. 2), "Negro servicemen scuffle with whites at Yokosuka club" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 15 (April 11, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 15 (April 11, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-15)
Select article titles: "Hayakawa to address PSW" (p. 1); "Inouye Calls for Red China Sit In United Nations" (p.2); "UCLA Japanese History Project Studying Feasibility of Ethnic Study in Hawaii" (p. 2); "Jerry Enomoto: Telling Like It Is to the Youth" (p.3); "Little Tokyo Redevelopment Project Underway, Survey Starts" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 4 (July 25,1969) (ddr-pc-41-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 4 (July 25,1969) (ddr-pc-41-30)
Select article titles: "Rights of individual within nat'l organization clarified" (p. 1); "Berkeley delays ethnic studies plan; slate only limited seminars, courses" (p. 1); "Seattle's Nihonmachi not doomed by stadium plan but by apathy" (p. 3); "NC-WNDC civil rights workshop adopts tough 12-point program" (p. 4); "Center of Storm: Dr. Noguchi" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 25 (June 20, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 25 (June 20, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-25)
Select article titles: Noguchi hearing ending next week" (p. 1); "Seabrook JACL installation fete to commemorate 25th anniversary" (p. 1); "L.A. city human relationships votes 6-1 for repeal of Title ll" (p. 1); Ruth Benedict's study of Japanese lauded for foreign policy hearing" (p. 1); Tourist potential pf Little Tokyo eyed by planners" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 20 (November 17, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 20 (November 17, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-45)
Selected article titles: "To Save International District Seattle's Domed Stadium Groundbreaking Distrupted" (p.1), "34-page Petition Protests ILGWU Subway Poster" (p.1, 3), "Little Tokyo Denizen Hijacks JAL Jet Plane in Japan" (p.1, 6), "Work of Nisei G-2 in WW2 'Stupendous'" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 21 (November 24, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 21 (November 24, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-46)
Selected article titles: "Fed Aid Urged to House Aged Displaced by Stadium" (p.1-2), "Iva Toguri Denied Relief from U.S. Court to Pay Fine" (p.1), "NASA Exceptional Service Medal Won by Telecommunications Engineer" (p.1), "Community, Political Involvement Stressed" (p.3), "Draft Evasion Case Appeal Reversed" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 23 (June 16, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 23 (June 16, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-23)
Selected article titles: ""Pioneer Issei Physician Honored by Colleagues, Ex-patients and JACL" (p.1, 3), "NBC Anxious to Interview Persons Pictured in 'Executive Order 9066'" (p.1), "'Save Little Tokyo' Echos [sic] in City Hall" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 24 (June 23, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 24 (June 23, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-24)
Selected article titles: "On Asian Americans: "Our Mellow Yellowness" (p.2-3), "L.A. Allows Romex, Little Tokyo 'Saved'" (p.3), "Bias in Private Clubs OK by High Tribunal" (p.3).
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. 76, No. 18, (May 11, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 18, (May 11, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-18)
Select article titles: "New York to Host Next EDC Session May 19 with Inaugural" (p.1); "United Methodist Agency Steps Up Aid for Ethnic Projects, 2 in L.A. Cited" (p.1); "Manzanar Dust Swirling" (p.2); "Self Help Housing for Farm Workers Explained by Sac'to Nisei Recruiter" (p.5); "JARP Plans Issei Pictorial" (p.5); "Housing Needs of New York's Aged ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 06, (August 10, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 06, (August 10, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-31)
Select article titles: "Racial Slur Spikes Watergate Inouye Cool, Wilson Heated" (p.1); "Nixon, Tanaka Hold Second Summit Talks" (p.1); "Racial Prejudice and Bigotry Still a Part of American Life: JACL Says" (p.1); "EDC-MDC Confab Details Revealed" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 04, (February 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 04, (February 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-4)
Select article titles: "JACL Law Unit Seeks Outside Funding" (p.1); "Mitchell and Chuman Make Up in Public" (p.1); "Nixon 'Freeze' on Low-Rent, Federally Subsidized Housing Affects Little Tokyo" (p.1); "Hot-Meal Kitchen Serves 100 Issei" (p.4); "Sac'to Official Fears Return of Gov't Camps" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 18, (November 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 18, (November 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-43)
Select article titles: "Tuai Exonerated by Board of Ethics" (p.1); "Senator Inouye Calls for Nixon to Resign" (p.1); "Sac'to Asian Youths Caught in Drug Culture" (p.1); "Placer County JACLer Files Papers to Incorporate New City of 6,600 "(p.3); "San Jose Mayor Mineta Tells Youth to Become Involved in Government" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 03, (January 26, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 03, (January 26, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-3)
Select article titles: "HEW Grants Nat'l JACL $65,554 to Recruit Gerontology Students" (p.1); "Ushio Assumes Nat'l JACL Helm as National Executive Director" (p.1); "Army Evacuated Descendants until Found also to Be Negro and Chinese Ancestries" (p.3); "Three Indicted in $1.2 Million Fraud Against Brokerage Firm" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 05, (February 9, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 05, (February 9, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-5)
Select article titles: "Vietnam War Dead: 61 Nikkei" (p.1); "Growing Tide of Japanese Investment Worries Hawaii" (p.1); "128 Teams, 5 from Japan, to Roll at Portland Pinfest" (p.4); "Lt. Gov. Ariyoshi Predicts Focal Point of World Affairs Shifting to Pacific" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 02, (July 13, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 02, (July 13, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-27)
Select article titles: "Watergate Hearing: Inouye's Hopes Revealed" (p.1); "JACL Mail Poll Underway for $250,000 Bldg." (p.1); "Straightening out Japanese on Nikkei in U.S." (p.3); "Eight New Records Set in 21st S.F. JACL Olympics" (p.4); "WW2 Drawings of Life for Teenager in Poston Camp Basis of New Book" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 21, (June 1, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 21, (June 1, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-21)
Select article titles: "Inouye: Impeachment if Hard Evidence Warrants It" (p.1); "City Housing Okays Project for Li'l Tokyo" (p.1); "Rep. Mink Wants HEW to Establish National Asian Studies Institute" (p.1); "Nisei Born in Texas Internment Camp Conferred Law Degree at San Diego" (p.2); "Effects of Parents Being Away from Home" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
Select article titles: "Ex-Envoy to Japan to Co-Chair Bldg. Fund Bid" (p.1); "40 et 8 Vets Drop All-White Policy" (p.1); "Little Tokyo Redevelopment: Hotel Okayed, Housing Assured" (p.1); "'Relocation Camp' More Comfortable As Term than 'Concentration Camp'" (p.3); "Association for Foreign Wives of Japanese Helps Members to Adjust" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-50)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-12, B 1-12, C 1-12, and D 1-12. Selected article titles: "Sansei Returns to Tule Lake" (pp. A-1, A-3), "Fears in Tule Lake: Evacuees Remember Them" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-4), "Seattle Nihonmachi: Beat of the '20s and '30s" (pp. B-1, B-9-B-10), "Giri: Righteous Way: Inside Tanforan, Topaz" (pp. B-4, B-8-B-9), and ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 20 (November 15, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 20 (November 15, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-45)
Selected article titles: "JACL--National Board: New Evacuee Reparation Concept Without Massive Pay Bill Explained" (p. 1), "San Francisco Nihonmachi: Agency's 10-Year Report" (pp. 1, 3), and "Topaz Revisited: Desert Sands Reclaiming History" (pp. 1, 3).
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