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.

Japanese language schools (133)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese language schools, Takie Okumura

132 items
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.
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).
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 to ...
George Azumano Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-32-4)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-32-4)
Memories of 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.

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
Seattle Buddhist Church students (ddr-densho-353-274)
img Seattle Buddhist Church students (ddr-densho-353-274)
Captioned: "Summer 1922 - About this time English classes for Issei started."
Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
doc Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
Oral history interview with Matsushige [Mats] Ando. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ando, Matsushige Mats
Saka Tanaka (ddr-csujad-8-73)
doc Saka Tanaka (ddr-csujad-8-73)
Oral history interview with Saka Tanaka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tanaka, Saka
Mr. and Mrs. Minoru Masumoto (ddr-csujad-8-36)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Minoru Masumoto (ddr-csujad-8-36)
Oral history interview with Minoru Masumoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Masumoto, Mr and Mrs Minoru
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arita, Masami
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
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."
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.

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