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 (265)

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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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).
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).
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the remaining part of 1926 - 1927 and all of 1927- 1928. His degree was awarded on June 10, 1929.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 13 [April 5, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 13 [April 5, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-13)
Select article titles: "Discrimination opposed in college admissions" (p. 1), "Nikkei to sue college for termination" (p. 1), "Bill asks for study of minority business policy" (p. 1), "Japan still has investment eyes on U.S." (p. 1).
Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
doc Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
Oral history interview with Tadashi Kanemoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KANEMOTO_TADASHI
Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
doc Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
Oral history interview with Sam Maeda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MAEDA_SAM
Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
doc Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
Oral history interview with Martha Kajiwara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJIWARA_MARTHA
Fred and Setsu Hirasuna interview (ddr-csujad-6-6)
doc Fred and Setsu Hirasuna interview (ddr-csujad-6-6)
Oral history interview with Fred and Setsu Hirasuna. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIRASUNA_FRED_AND_SETSU
Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
doc Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
Oral history interview with Frank Suzuki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_SUZUKI_FRANK
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. 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 Taira, Dr Kikuo
Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
doc Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Akiko Suda. 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 Suda, Mrs Akiko
Dr. Fusaji Inada (ddr-csujad-8-26)
doc Dr. Fusaji Inada (ddr-csujad-8-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Fusaji Inada. 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 Inada, Dr Fusaji
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. 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 Tashiro, Kenji
Photographs of Michi Weglyn and Walter Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-133)
img Photographs of Michi Weglyn and Walter Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-133)
A piece of paper with two photographs on it. The top photograph is Michi Weglyn receiving an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College from college president Elizabeth Kennan in 1994. The same image is found in item: ucsb_chi_0219. The second photo is Walter Weglyn with Kimmie Ito on December 28, 1988. See this object in the ...
[California State University, Pomona card featuring Michi Weglyn] (ddr-csujad-24-17)
doc [California State University, Pomona card featuring Michi Weglyn] (ddr-csujad-24-17)
A California State University, Pomona card with a photograph featuring Michi Weglyn. Mailed from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_017
Photograph of Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-164)
img Photograph of Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-164)
Photographed is Michi Weglyn receiving an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College from college president Elizabeth Kennan in 1994. The same image is found in item: ucsb_chi_0127. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_10_032
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart ...
Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
img Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of Japanese students. It appears to be a commencement of Waseda University taken in front of Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall, Tokyo, Japan between 1938 and 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site ...
Hirata family (ddr-csujad-25-56)
img Hirata family (ddr-csujad-25-56)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes Kazuhito Hirata's photographs. One of the photographs captures him wearing a graduation gown, taken to commemorate his graduation from University of Washington. Also includes a Japanese woman in kimono and a family photograph, including a Japanese man, women, and children. The photographs appear to be ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-58)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-58)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men in academic dress and a man in suits. Also include a photograph of a Japanese family, capturing a man in suits holding an infant, a ...
Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-278)
img Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-278)
A page of an album containing the Taenaka family photographs. Pasted on the page are two photographs of Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka taken in Japan when they return to Japan for education. Also include the local Japanese, probably the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site ...
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
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