Japanese language schools

Each day, after public school ended, Nisei (second-generation) children attended Japanese language schools for an hour's instruction in Japanese language and culture. Issei (first-generation) parents wanted their children to learn Japanese to help them succeed in the community and if they ever moved to Japan. The Nisei were moderately interested at best, and language acquisition was spotty. Japanese language schools were considered suspect after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and their principals were among the first arrested.

Education (99)
Japanese language schools (54)

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Japanese language schools, Takie Okumura

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Nisei girls at the Japanese Community Hall (ddr-densho-259-175)
img Nisei girls at the Japanese Community Hall (ddr-densho-259-175)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "20 or so Nisei girls gathered along the south side of the Dee Japanese Community Hall this may represent a Japanese language school, because Mrs. Haru Tsuji, who was a Japanese language teacher, is standing in the background."
Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-191-11)
vh Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-191-11)
Attending Japanese language school, or "tip school"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-190-7)
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-190-7)
Memories of traveling into Spokane every weekend to attend Japanese language school

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-21)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-21)
These students are dressed up for a presentation at North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-7)
Selected article titles: "EO 9066 Proclaimed 40 Years Ago" (pp. 1-2), "Immigration Raids to Continue; Ten Aliens Voluntarily Go Home" (pp. 1, 8), "Redress Phase 3: Remembering 9066" (p. 2), and "School Discipline in Tokyo Falling" (p. 5).
Hiroko Nakashima Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-69-3)
vh Hiroko Nakashima Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-69-3)
Attending elementary school and Japanese language school in Spokane, Washington
Nisei boys at Japanese language school (ddr-densho-259-187)
img Nisei boys at Japanese language school (ddr-densho-259-187)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of the young Dee Nisei boys pictured with [Japanese language teacher] Haru Tsuji. Since Toru Hasegawa is also in this picture, maybe some of the Oak Grove Nisei attended the language school at the Dee Community Hall."
Japanese language school (ddr-densho-28-13)
img Japanese language school (ddr-densho-28-13)
The Japanese language school was next door to the Kokaido, the Japanese American community clubhouse in Bellevue, Washington. This photograph was taken after the Japanese American community was removed.
Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1003-1-5)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1003-1-5)
Attending Japanese language school

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.

Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
These are students of North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L to R): Mac Sasaki, Akira ...
Layton Japanese School (ddr-densho-162-18)
img Layton Japanese School (ddr-densho-162-18)
Front (L to R): Tak Satomura, Mas Miyagishima, Mits Satomura, Shig Satomura, Jim Yamane, John Kikuchi, Toshiye Nishida, Haruye Kosaiku, Yaeko Kosaiku, Kimiye Satomura, Hayashi sensei, Fumi Kikuchi, Ruth Imada, Uta Tsujimoto, Masao Oda, Jane Nakaishi, Chiyo Oda, Hisaye Kariya. 2nd row (L to R): Yori Kosaiku, Tamao Kariya, George Kikuchi, Ben Tsujimoto, Jun Kikuchi, Shimako ...
Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-8)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-8)
Attending Japanese language school as a child

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.

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-165-7)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-165-7)
Attending Japanese school as a child; learning Japanese from father
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-193-5)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-193-5)
Attending Japanese language school; teacher a strict disciplinarian

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

George Yoshida Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-132-7)
vh George Yoshida Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-132-7)
Attending Japanese language school: "It was something we hated, but it was ... expected of us"
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