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 (106)

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106 items
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 25 (June 22, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 25 (June 22, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-25)
Selected article titles: "New York's Japanese American Groups Support 'History Project' Fund Campaign"(p.1), "New Walter Bill to Extend Stay of Deportation Dates" (p.1), "Nisei Complacency Rapped in Editorial" (p.1), "London Times Article on Various Ethnic Groups in Hawaii Misses Main Point: Census Bureau Practice of Racial Classes" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 20 (May 14, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 20 (May 14, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-20)
Selected article titles: "Race Issue in Hawaii Politics Raised in Rule" (p.1-2), History Project: Historical Documents Being Donated" (p.1), "17 Organizations to Honor Issei Elders at Huge Joint Dinner" (p.1), "1945-VE DAY-1965" (p.2), "Strawberry Grower Plows Under One Acre in Protest against Government Failure to Secure Field Labor" (p.3), "Public Schools ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 22, (November 30, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 22, (November 30, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-47)
Select article titles: "Communication Key to Wider World Trade" (p.1); "Elder Nisei Must Help Sansei Search for Identity as Japanese Americans" (p.1); "U.S. Employers May Refuse to Hire Aliens" (p.1); "U.S. Judge Orders Racial Quotas in Hiring Firemen" (p.1); "Nisei Identity Dilemma" (p.2); "Nisei-Invested Aquatic Vehicle Firm Raises $1 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 25, (December 21-28, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 25, (December 21-28, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-50)
Select article titles: "The Trial of 'Tokyo Rose'" (p.1); "Stuff 'Zero Hour' Aired from Tokyo" (p. A-5); "EX-Nisei Recalls Pledge to Flag" (p. A-8); "Model Minority" (p.B-1); "Nihon No Monogatari" (p. B-3); "National JACL Constitution" (p.B-8).
George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
doc George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
Oral history interview with George Masumi Sakai. 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 Sakai, George Masumi
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. 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. 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).
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).
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.
Citizenship essay (ddr-one-3-115)
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. 78, No. 17 (May 3, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 17 (May 3, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-17)
Selected article titles: "'Operation Zebra' Reminds JACL of 1942 Evacuation of Japanese" (p. 1), "Tighter U.S. Policy Seen Reducing Number of Foreign Students This Year" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: What Can I Do About P.R.?" (p. 2), and "30-Year Debate of 'Direct Hit' Off Oregon Coast by Japanese Sub Ends" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 11 (March 22, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 11 (March 22, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-11)
Selected article titles: "Priorities: Our JACL Staffers" (p. 1), "Who Can Bowl in JACL Tournament" (pp. 1-2), "Washington Newsletter: What Can I Do About P.R.?" (p. 2), and "Rep. Chet Holifield: Calif. Congressmen Remembered for Opposing Japanese Evacuation in 1942" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-51)
Special holiday issue. Selected article titles: "PC Headlines in 1986" (p. 3), "The Trend Is Toward Assimilation" (p. 4), "Five Critical Political-Social Issues for Nisei and Their Future Well-Being in U.S. Assessed" (pp. 5, 68), "Evacuation Remembered, but Use of Nihongo Fading Away" (pp. 85-87), and "Tule Lake's Steel Cross Rededicated by 1976 Pilgrim ...
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. 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).
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. 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).
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
Letter to Larry Tajiri from Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground (ddr-densho-338-425)
doc Letter to Larry Tajiri from Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground (ddr-densho-338-425)
The author praises Larry Tajiri's work running the Pacific Citizen, discusses an article on the Manzanar riot/uprising, and requests he stop using the term "the American Japanese."
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.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 7 (February 25, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 7 (February 25, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-7)
Selected article titles: "Nisei As Group Will 'Disappear' by 2000, Kitano Speculates" (p.1-2), "Schichinosuke Asano, Pioneer Newspaperman Came to America to 'Help People'" (p.1, 3), "Pacific Basin Trade 'Most Promising'" (p.3), "Asian American Advocacy" (p.5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 9 (August 26, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 9 (August 26, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-33)
Selected article titles: "HUD Exempts Seattle Housing for Asian Elderly" (p.1), "Another 'Profile in Courage' Filed" (p.1-2), "Postwar Japanese American Marriages Still a Problem" (p.1), "Uwajimaya Schedules $1.5 Million Expansion" (p.3), "1977 JACL-Hayashi Law Awards Made" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 12 (September 22, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 12 (September 22, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-37)
Selected article titles: "A Nisei View of Japan: Sense of Identity" (p.1-2), "Patsy, Sparky Facing Tougher Bid" (p.1, 3), "Asian Groups Funded $524,000 from HEW" (p.3)
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