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.

Nihonmachi ("Japantowns") (189)

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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. 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).
Jim Matsuoka Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-281-2)
vh Jim Matsuoka Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-281-2)
Memories of Little Tokyo during the Great Depression

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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. 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. 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. 61, No. 20 (November 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 20 (November 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-46)
Selected article titles: "Becoming Involved in Civil Rights" (p.1), "50,000 Aliens in Wash. Seen as Allies for SJR 20"(p.1-2), "Bulldozers in Action to Start on San Francisco Japanese Trade Center"(p.1), "History Project: Two Cities Which Faced Evacuees" (p.3, 6).
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