Higher education

The Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants) put great emphasis on education as a means of succeeding in the U.S. While many Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) obtained college degrees, they found professions closed to them. It was not uncommon for educated nisei to be forced to settle for menial jobs in the ethnic community. Frequently, Japanese Americans could find jobs commensurate with their education only by becoming independent professionals such as doctors and dentists providing services to the Japanese community. The World War II incarceration interrupted thousands of students' university educations.

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Yamato Ichihashi, Yuji Ichioka, Harry Kitano, T. Scott Miyakawa, S. Frank Miyamoto, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Tamotsu Shibutani, Tamie Tsuchiyama, Toshio Yatsushiro

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 12 (March 27, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 12 (March 27, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-12)
Selected article titles: "'More Perfect Union': Smithsonian Gets Hate Mail on JA Exhibit" (pp. 1, 3), "Walerga Park: WW2 Assembly Center Site Memorialized with Plaque" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL Personnel Manual: Framework for Discussion" (pp. 4-5), and "Backlash on the Campuses" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 13 (April 3, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 13 (April 3, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-13)
Selected article titles: "AP Students Discuss Issues in Education" (pp. 1, 8), "Asian Candidate Building a Coalition in 'Black District'" (pp. 1, 3), "Takeru Higuchi: Chemist Who Invented Time Release Pill Dies" (p. 3), and "USC Opens Clinic Geared for Older JAs" (p. 10).
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
doc University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942. mailed to graduate at Tule Lake
University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-24)
img University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-24)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] was a [University of Oregon] coed here, standing on the steps of what may have been her dormitory, Susan Campbell Hall."
Issei Yale Law graduate in cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-430)
img Issei Yale Law graduate in cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-430)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Young Japanese man in a cap and gown. Although I don't know who the man was on the photograph it says 'Yale Law -- '11' He had to have been an Issei, and to have graduated from such a prestigious school then, indicated a very talented young man."
Issei man in graduation cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-500)
img Issei man in graduation cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-500)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of Senichi Tomihiro in cap and gown. This may corroborate Chiye Tomihiro's statement that her father had graduated from a law school in the U.S." Signature on photograph: "Sincerely yours, S. Tomihiro."
Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 33 (ddr-janm-13-1-33)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 33 (ddr-janm-13-1-33)
Developing the community college system in Hawaii

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.

Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 43 (ddr-janm-13-1-43)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 43 (ddr-janm-13-1-43)
Establishing the Hawaii Tokai International College, a community college with the goal of attracting international students

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 ...

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-45-12)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-45-12)
Attending the University of Washington while working as a houseboy
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944). It is postmarked October 17, 1944 from Oberlin, Ohio.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-61)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-61)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 23, 1944 from Lawrence, Kansas.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-360)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-360)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi and her brother Carlos Ogimi staring at a large document or drawing on a table in front of them. This photograph was taken at Reed College where Ayame and Carlos were both students. Original print ONLC 3176 (ddr-one-1-358).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-363)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-363)
Black and white photographic negative of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Original print ONLC 3179 (ddr-one-1-361).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-354)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-354)
Black and white photographic negative of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was most likely taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student.
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 2 (May 1969) (ddr-densho-297-2)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 2 (May 1969) (ddr-densho-297-2)
Selected article titles: "S.I. Rips Gidra!" (p. 1), "The Oriental as a 'Middleman Minority'" (p. 3), "Red Guard Party" (p. 4), "Title II . . . 'a Long Step Toward Totalitarianism'" (p. 5).
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-331)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-331)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from California State College, Hayward.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-337)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-337)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of California, Berkeley.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-328)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-328)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the San Jose State Teacher's College.
Evaluation of Transcript of Record (ddr-densho-338-332)
doc Evaluation of Transcript of Record (ddr-densho-338-332)
Evaluation of transcript of record for Guyo Tajiri from San Francisco State University.
Diploma (ddr-densho-338-475)
doc Diploma (ddr-densho-338-475)
Guyo Tajiri's diploma from San Francisco State College for a Master of Arts.
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