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.

Education (209)
Higher education (280)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
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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Nursing student (ddr-densho-359-287)
img Nursing student (ddr-densho-359-287)
Caption below the phtoogrpah in the album " Yoshie Nakata Columbus hospital Nursing School 1936"
Portrait of a graduate (ddr-densho-359-1615)
img Portrait of a graduate (ddr-densho-359-1615)
The caption written under the photograph is "Crystal City June 1945".
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.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-325)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-325)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of California, Berkeley.
1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
doc 1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
College course records (ddr-densho-338-324)
doc College course records (ddr-densho-338-324)
The course grades and credits for Guyo Tajiri while attending San Francisco State University.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-337)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-337)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of California, Berkeley.
State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
doc State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
Guyo Tajiri's certificate allowing her to teach elementary school in California, as well as special needs classes in the city of Oakland.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-331)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-331)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from California State College, Hayward.
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.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-326)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-326)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of Missouri.
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.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-330)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-330)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of Colorado.
Contract Program for Graduate Degrees and Advanced Credentials (ddr-densho-338-338)
doc Contract Program for Graduate Degrees and Advanced Credentials (ddr-densho-338-338)
Contract for Guyo Tajiri's graduate degree program at San Fracisco State University.
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.
Phi Beta Kappa certificate (ddr-densho-338-477)
doc Phi Beta Kappa certificate (ddr-densho-338-477)
Guyo Tajiri's University of Colordao Phi Beta Kappa certificate.
College course records (ddr-densho-338-335)
doc College course records (ddr-densho-338-335)
The course grades and credits for Guyo Tajiri while attending San Francisco State University.
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