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 (44)
Issei (155)
Nisei (350)
Kibei (94)
Family (304)
Japanese American identity (317)
Gosei
Multiracial (5)
Sansei (7)
Yonsei

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Dual citizenship, Nikkei

44 items
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. 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. 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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 9 (September 30, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 9 (September 30, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-34)
Selected article titles: "Smithsonian Symposium: Relationship Between U.S. Constitution and Japanese Americans Explored" (pp. 1, 5), "Japanese Canadians Get Redress Settlement" (pp. 1, 3), "House Passes Bill Forcing Accurate Count of APAs" (pp. 1-2), and "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: Japanese Canadian Redress" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 11 (March 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 11 (March 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-11)
Selected article titles: "Japanese Law Unfair, Says Fujiyoshi" (pp. 1, 6), "Politics, Music Interest Horiuchi" (pp. 1, 5), "Movie Review: 'Tokyo Pop' Looks, Laughs at Modern Japan" (p. 2), and "Asian American Identity Crisis in 1990 Census" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 19 (December 9-16, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 19 (December 9-16, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-44)
Selected article titles: "PSWD JACL & NCRR Co-Hosting ORA Redress Meeting" (p. 1), "Children of Mixed Marriages: San Fernando JACL Conducts Forum" (p. 1), "Cliff's Corner: The Heart Mountain Resisters" (pp. 4-5), and "Student Beat: Growing Up Nikkei in Wisconsin" (p. 5).
Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
img Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
Gathering of Issei for the celebration of Tenchosetsu, a day to pray for the long life of the emperor and a celebration of Emperor Taisho's birthday.
Man wearing a sugegasa and mino (ddr-densho-259-146)
img Man wearing a sugegasa and mino (ddr-densho-259-146)
Unidentified man wearing a sugegasa (conical hat) and mino (straw raincoat).
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Nisei children (ddr-densho-308-3)
img Nisei children (ddr-densho-308-3)
The Kanazawa children posing here (front row, left to right) Min Kanazawa, Bob Kanazawa, Yasu Kanazawa, (back row, left to right Niesan Kanazawa, Mae (Kanazawa) Hara
doc Citizenship essay (ddr-one-3-115)
Photocopy of a handwritten essay on citizenship written by George Kida, c.1930-1933. Essay covers right, privileges and duties of citizens.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 8 (August 20, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 8 (August 20, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-33)
Selected article titles: "Redress Guidelines Are Adopted; $300,000 Loan to Committee Won" (pp. 1, 6), "Japan's War Atrocities Become Subject of Best-Seller in Tokyo" (pp. 1-2), and "East Wind: 'Hentaisei': Commentary II" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 13 (April 2, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 13 (April 2, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-13)
Selected article titles: "Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors in Senate Urge Nuclear Arm Limit" (p. 1), "Noguchi Vows to Fight 30-Day Suspension" (p. 1), "Reparations and the Law" (pp. 2, 8), and "1980 Asian/Pacific Population of U.S. by State" [table] (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 20 (May 23, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 20 (May 23, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-20)
Edition contains Aging and Retirement Supplement, A/R 1-8, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "Artists' Achievements Recognized" (pp. 1, 3), "Reflections of a 'Senior Citizen'" (pp. 1, A/R 4), "Observations on the Aging Nisei" (A/R 2), and "From the Frying Pan: Unity and Diversity" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 13 (April 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 13 (April 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-13)
Selected article titles: "Matsui Circulates Nat'l Geographic Article in House" (p. 1), "Corporate, Asian Pacific Leaders Talk About Issues" (pp. 2, 7), "Defining the Role of Staff" (p. 4), and "Takei: Actors Need Support" (p. 10).
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