Identity and values

Like millions of other immigrants in the United States, first-generation Japanese and their children felt the tension of maintaining their cultural heritage amid pressures to conform to mainstream society while also dealing with discrimination. Although most new immigrants in this country have had to struggle with these same conflicts, one traumatic event sets Japanese Americans apart from other immigrant groups: the mass incarceration during World War II.

Identity and values (73)
Issei (213)
Nisei (336)
Kibei (97)
Family (300)
Japanese American identity (350)
Gosei
Multiracial (21)
Sansei (24)
Yonsei

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Dual citizenship, Nikkei

73 items
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2049 (June 29, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2049 (June 29, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-25)
Selected article titles: "Wendy Seeks Public Support" (p. 1), "Dr. Edmund Jung Wins Bias Case" (p. 1), "13 Asians Cultures Featured at Heritage Week" (p. 3), and "Calif. Columnist Raps Hayakawa for Failing to Understand Redress" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 2 (July 9, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 2 (July 9, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-27)
Selected article titles: "Hitachi, Mitsubishi Apologize for IBM Scandal" (p. 1), "Hitachi to Pay Damages for Hiring Bias Against Non-Asians" (p. 2), "Asian Images: The Asian American Female: Discarding Old Images" (pp. 6-7), and "Is There a Need for an Asian Men's Movement?" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 11 (September 12, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 11 (September 12, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-36)
Selected article titles: "Deukmejian Announces Opposition to Prop. 63" (p. 1), "'Compensate Victims': Illinois Gov. Backs Redress" (p. 1), and "East Wind: A Lesson in Linguistics: Notes on 'Nikkei'" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 20 (May 22, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 20 (May 22, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-20)
Selected article titles: "House Subcommittee Gives Its Approval to Redress Bill" (p. 1, 8), "Reagan Announces Heritage Week and Asian Nomination" (p. 1), "Authors Comb Country for Camp Artists" (p. 2), and "Department of Justice?" (pp. 4-5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 4 (January 29, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 4 (January 29, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-4)
Selected article titles: "'Cautious Optimism' on Passage of Redress Bill Seen This Year" (p. 1), "Senator Pleased with Progress of Two Measures" (p. 2), "Pirating the Beatles in Japan" (pp. 2-3, 5), and "Articles About Asian Americans May Be Misleading" (p. 5).
Kanazawa home (ddr-densho-308-4)
img Kanazawa home (ddr-densho-308-4)
The Kanazawa family outside their home at 1642 Weller St., Seattle, Washington.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 5 (August 2, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 5 (August 2, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-30)
Selected article titles: "23rd Biennial Now History" (p. 1), "Convention Keynoter: On Asian Americanism" (pp. 1-2, 4), "JACL--Planning Commission: Reaffirm Cultural Pluralism" (p. 2), and "Delegates Not Worried About Budget Total, Just Their Share" (pp. 2, 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 6 (February 14, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 6 (February 14, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-6)
Selected article titles: "Rep. Norm Mineta Emphasizes JACL Role: Protect Civil Liberties" (p. 1), "Revenue Sharing Program Proposals Dissatisfy JACL" (pp. 1, 3), and "From the Frying Pan: The Asian Way of Life" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 7 (February 24, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 7 (February 24, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-7)
Selected article titles: "JANM Annual Meeting: Smithsonian May Extend Its Exhibit on Japanese Americans Another Five Years" (pp. 1, 3), "Los Angeles: First Day of Remembrance Since H.R. 442 Passage Held" (pp. 1, 6), "ORA Tries Outreach to Possible Redress-Eligibles Living in Japan" (pp. 2, 6), and "3,726,440 Asian/Pacifics Counted in 1980 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 18 (May 12, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 18 (May 12, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-18)
Selected article titles: "Redress Recipients in Colorado Hail Passage of Bill" (p. 1), "JACL Responds to Company Selling 'Racist' Comic Books" (p. 1), "Japanese Canadian Art Works Gathered for Major Exhibit" (p. 2), and "American Jewish Committee Partners with Japan JACL on Cultural Exchange" (pp. 3, 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 8 (March 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 8 (March 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-8)
Selected article titles: "Redress Appropriations: Mineta, Matsui, Urge Leadership Colleagues for Support" (pp. 1-2), "Comic Book Reprint Revives WWII Stereotypes of Japanese" (pp. 3, 5-6), and "Economic Characteristics of Asian/Pacific Islanders Shown" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 14 (April 9, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 14 (April 9, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-14)
Selected article titles: "Friction Builds in U.S.-Japan Trade" (pp. 1, 8), "Charges Against L.A. Coroner Noguchi Revealed" (pp. 1, 3), "JACCC to Sponsor Photo Show on Japanese American Families" (p. 3), and "1980 Asian/Pacific Population of California by County" [table] (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 16 (November 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 16 (November 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-41)
Selected article titles: "Reagan Vetoes Bill Requiring Census Bureau to Tally Asian Americans Groups Individually" (p. 1), "Forum Discusses Concerns of KA, JA Communities" (pp. 1, 3), "CCDC Pays Tribute to WW2 Nisei Vets" (pp. 1-2), and "From the Frying Pan: The Japan Chapter: An Active Bunch" (pp. 4, 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 8 (September 23, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 8 (September 23, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-33)
Selected article titles: "Mineta Bill Would Have Supreme Court Review WW2 Cases" (p. 1), "Census Bill Cleared for House Vote" (p. 1), "EEOC Sues Hyster for Anti-Japanese Ad Campaign, Use of Racial Slurs" (pp. 3-4), and "JACL-LEC Treasurer's Report: Mission Accomplished!" (p. 5).
Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
img Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Issei men dressed in feudal Japanese costumes These ancient Japanese costumes represented the samurai, and possibly some of the entourage of a daimyo (a samurai lord); some of the priestly class; the artisan class represented by men in workmen's clothing and carrying framing squares; and interestingly, a couple ...
Group of Issei and Nisei in front of barrack (ddr-densho-310-2)
img Group of Issei and Nisei in front of barrack (ddr-densho-310-2)
Ichikawa family in front of their barrack at Minidoka concentration camp. Also pictured are family friends, Yahachi Suzuki and Mr. Hino. (Front Row, left to right) Akira Ichikawa, Hiroko Ichikawa (Back Row, left to right) Satoru Ichikawa, Mr. Hino, Etsuko Ichikawa, Yasashi Ichikawa, Shinya Ichikawa (In Yasahi's arms), Kazuya Ichikawa, Noriko Ichikawa, Yahachi Suzuki
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 12 (September 22, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 12 (September 22, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-38)
Selected article titles: "'Liberalized' Immigration OK'd" (p. 1), "1st Session to Adjourn" (p. 1), "Youth Speaks: Be Proud of Ancestral Background" (p. 2), and "Unemployed Youth Between 16 and 21 Seen as National Problem, Bold Steps Urged to Get Them Off Streets" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 17 (October 25, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 17 (October 25, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-42)
Selected article titles: "Personal Profiles in Brief: Governor Ariyoshi" (pp. 1, 6), "3,000 'GI Babies' to Be Stateless" (p. 1), "Nikkei--A Term That Japanese All Understand" (p. 2), and "Status of Aliens in JACL" (pp. 2, 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 19 (November 8, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 19 (November 8, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-44)
Selected article titles: "Illegal Alien a Nat'l Crisis, Saxbe Declares" (p. 1), "Ramsey Clark Views Evacuation" (p. 1), "East Wind: Asian American Attitudes" (p. 2), and "Rep. Ed Derwinski: U.S. Favors Japan Over Common Mkt." (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 14 (April 12, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 14 (April 12, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-14)
Selected article titles: "Ethnic Heritage Studies Act to Be Implemented This Month" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: What Can I Do About P.R.?" (p. 2), and "U.S. Civil Service Commission Notes Increase in Its Minority Employment" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 25 (June 25, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 25 (June 25, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-25)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Veterans in Mass Tribute to Buddies at D.C." (pp. 1-2), "From JACL National Headquarters Communications: Committee for Iva Toguri" (p. 1), "A Nisei in Japan: In Search of Identity" (p. 2), and "Plain Speaking: Tough Issues and Decisions" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 9 (September 29, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 9 (September 29, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-34)
Selected article titles: "California Bill Would Require Differentiation Among Asian Groups" (p. 1) and "Anti-Asian Messages Appear in San Francisco" (p. 1). Issue is only 4 pages long (see "About This Issue" note on front page).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 21 (November 21, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 21 (November 21, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-46)
Selected article titles: "Wendy Bares Own Background" (pp. 1-2), "Sen. Inouye at Lone Mountain: Vigilance Key to Democracy, Equality" (p. 1), "Denver Testimonial to Salute Only Governor Who Welcomed Evacuees" (p. 1), and "From the Frying Pan: The Japanese Way" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 21 (May 28, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 21 (May 28, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-21)
Selected article titles: "Immigration Law May Undergo Major Change" (pp. 1, 9), "Fortune Mag Says 'Orientals' Don't Need Affirmative Action" (pp. 1, 5), "From the Frying Pan: Compensation Act for A-Bomb Fallout Victims" (p. 5), and "U.S. Census Says Asian Women Outnumber Men" (p. 9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 2 (July 10-17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 2 (July 10-17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-27)
Selected article titles: "Houston Judge Rejects Claim of Discrimination" (pp. 1-2), "Bork's Nomination Seen as Threat to Class Action Suit" (p. 1), "Yasui Family Requests Court to Review Coram Nobis Case" (p. 1), and "Survey Underway: How Charitable Are Asian Americans?" (pp. 3, 7).
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