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.

Higher education (180)

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University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
img University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
Akiko Kurose (right) at Friends University in Kansas.
College of Puget Sound Japanese American club (ddr-densho-109-38)
img College of Puget Sound Japanese American club (ddr-densho-109-38)
Front Row (L to R): Jack Hata, Aiko Kimura, Yoshiko Fujimoto, Yoshiye Jinguji, Margaret Yamamoto, Kenji Oyanagi. Back row (L to R): Tom Gato, Masayoski Jinguji, Jimmy Yoshioka, Hide Sato, Jimmy Yamamoto, Mine Tsuchikawa.
Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
img Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: Postmarks, 1947-48". Ottawa University Choir; Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda is in the second row from the top, fourth from the left.
Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
doc Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
Letter regarding Ted's sister Magaret, Robert's plans to attend GI University in Florence, and general army life.
College course records (ddr-densho-338-334)
doc College course records (ddr-densho-338-334)
The course grades and credits for Guyo Tajiri while attending San Francisco State University.
Change of student status (ddr-densho-338-333)
doc Change of student status (ddr-densho-338-333)
Guyo Tajiri's change of student status to classified graduate student at San Francisco State University.
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 62 (August 29, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-49)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 62 (August 29, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-49)
"Two Nisei Named to U.W. Faculty" (p. 1), "The Japanese Americans in Motion" (p. 1), "National JACL Asks Probe in Refusal to Give Nisei Shore Leave in B.C." (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 12 (February 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-179)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 12 (February 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-179)
"Senate Unit Backs Bill on Equality" (p. 1), "Pvt. Ninomiya Rites Saturday" (p. 1), "Additional Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 2).
Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-2-4)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-2-4)
Attending the University of Washington prewar, deciding to major in banking and finance

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not ...

Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 6 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-6)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 6 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-6)
Attending University of California Berkeley before World War II

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.

George Azumano Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-32-9)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-32-9)
Attending college

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.

May Ota Higa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-174-10)
vh May Ota Higa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-174-10)
Moving to Ellensburg, Washington, and attending college; experiencing discrimination by a professor
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 6 (February 17, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 6 (February 17, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-6)
Selected article titles: "Bush Silent on Redress Money" (p. 1), "Education Conference: More APAs Needed in Higher Education" (pp. 1-2), "Japanese American Celebration at UCLA" (pp. 2, 5), and "From the Frying Pan: Errors of Ignorance Hurt Nonetheless" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 3 (August 3-10, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 3 (August 3-10, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-28)
Select article titles: "House Panel Votes to Widen Door to Immigration"(p.1); "UC Berkeley Honors Japanese Consul General Yanai for Cultural Encouragement and Exchanges"(p.1); "Fujimori's Inaugural Message"(p.5).
Art Abe Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-206-12)
vh Art Abe Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-206-12)
Attending the University of Washington knowing that it was difficult for Japanese Americans to find work
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-76-22)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-76-22)
The role of the University Students Club in providing housing

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 19 (November 10, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 19 (November 10, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-44)
Selected article titles: "Civic Betterment at J-town Expense Hit" (p.1), "Supreme Court Decision on Evacuation Calls Manzanar 'Concentration Camp'" (p.1), "ILGWU's Patriotism?" (p.1, 3), "Serological Tests Upset Belief Ainu Caucasoid, Type Resembles Ryukyuan" (p.3).
University of Washington diploma (ddr-densho-241-1)
doc University of Washington diploma (ddr-densho-241-1)
University of Washington diploma mailed to the graduate at Tule Lake
Three young women (ddr-densho-259-174)
img Three young women (ddr-densho-259-174)
Doris Hanson and Michi Yasui (friends and roommates at the University of Oregon) and an unidentified girl.
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
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