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 (96)

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Dual citizenship, Nikkei

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Celebration of Tenchosetsu (ddr-densho-259-142)
img Celebration of Tenchosetsu (ddr-densho-259-142)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Picture of the celebration of Tenchosetsu at the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall Tenchosetsu was the formal celebration of the birthday of the Japanese emperor."
Japanese Consul General's wife with student (ddr-densho-259-507)
img Japanese Consul General's wife with student (ddr-densho-259-507)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Doris Hansen and the Japanese Consul General's wife. Doris is dressed in a kimono and is carrying a sensu--a Japanese folding fan."
img "Issei in quasi-feudal Japanese costumes" (ddr-densho-259-453)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Hood River Issei in quasi-feudal Japanese costumes. I think that this picture was taken at our Mosier farm because of the hills in the background I suspect that this was another undokai [field day/sports day]."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 13 (September 24, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 13 (September 24, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-38)
Selected article titles: "Emergencies Act Enacted" (p. 1), "Minority of One: The Work Ethic" (p. 2), "Nikkei Intermarriages" (p. 2), and "'The Bamboo People': Inouye Finds Chuman's Retelling of Evacuation an 'Illuminating Study'" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 7 (August 15, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 7 (August 15, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-32)
Selected article titles: "Chicago-Area Republican Persuaded to Support House Redress Legislation" (p. 1), "Figures Released on Asian Elderly" (pp. 1, 8), "Oral History of JA Farmer Published" (pp 3, 5), and "From the Frying Pan: Stamping Out Slurs" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 11 (December, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 11 (December, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-23)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-18, B 1-80, and A 19-40. Selected article titles: "Comfort in the Changing Face of Asian America" (pp. A8, A15), "Bleaching the Issei and Nisei: Threats to Identity and Memory in the Third Millennium" (pp. A12, A15), "Towards a New Millennium Without Colonies" (B2-B3, B6), and "The Millennium: A History ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 17 (October 22, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 17 (October 22, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-42)
Selected article titles: "JACL Raps Hayakawa Comment: Was WW2 a 'Blessing in Disguise' Too?" (p. 1), "Pro-Toguri Papers Found in Archives" (pp. 1-2), and "What It Means to Be Hawaiian" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 3 (July 16, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 3 (July 16, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-28)
Selected article titles: "IBM Case Adds Friction to U.S.-Japan Trade" (pp. 1, 5), "Mineta Urges Fifth Preference to Remain in Immigration Law" (pp. 1, 4), "Census: 5,000 in U.S. Turn 65 Years of Age Every Day" (pp. 1, 8), and "Ye Editor's Desk: 100/442nd/MIS Museum Foundation" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 24 (June 18, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 24 (June 18, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-24)
Selected article titles: "JA State Employee Compensation Bill Passes California Assembly" (p. 1), "Census: Asians Most Educated, Most Employed, 50% Own Home" (pp. 1, 8), "Redress Phase 4: Aug. 10 Workshop" (p. 2), and "'Desert Exile'--A Moving Story Skillfully Told" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 20 (May 21, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 20 (May 21, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-20)
Selected article titles: "Protectionism Stirs in U.S-Japan Farming Trade" (pp. 1, 8), "Japan May Have Own 'Falklands'" (pp. 1, 5), "East Wind: Some Census Figures" (p. 5), and "Musubi: Film on A-Bomb 'Survivors' Completed" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 10 (March 12, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 10 (March 12, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-10)
Selected article titles: "Before Supreme Court: Seattle JACL Files Supporting Brief on Desegregating Schools" (pp. 1, 4), "Redress Phase 4: 'Direct' Individual Payment" (p. 2), "40th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Proclamation: Silence: a 40-Year Cover-Up Conspiracy?" (p. 2), "From the Frying Pan: When Are Asian Americans Not a Minority?" (p. 5), and "Service to Community ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 6 (February 13, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 6 (February 13, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-6)
Selected article titles: "Hearing Set for Appeals of Ruling in Hirabayashi Case" (p. 1), "Formerly Weller St.: Street in Little Tokyo Named for Astronaut" (pp. 1-2), "Government Plan to Put Arab Immigrants in Camps Alleged" (pp. 1, 3), and "Defining 'Multicultural Education'" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 3 (July 19, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 3 (July 19, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-28)
Selected article titles: "The Warren Era: 1891-1974" (pp. 1-2), "Convention Propositions" (pp. 1, 6), "With Execom Recommendations: Policy Resolutions" (pp. 1, 4), and "Ruling the Air Waves. Gotham Next Door" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 11 (September 13, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 11 (September 13, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-36)
Selected article titles: "To the Point: Japanese Galore" (p. 1), "The Other 16 Nat'l JACL Scholarship Winners: Women Dominate 10-7" (pp. 1, 3), and "What Would Happen if Ariyoshi Is Dubbed 'Tojo', Asks Fasi" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 6 (February 15, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 6 (February 15, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-6)
Selected article titles: "Sansei Butt of 'Save - Whales' Jokes in School" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: Realistic P.R." (pp. 2-3), and "Present and Future Roles of Buddhism in Japan Viewed by Five Professors" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 12 (March 25, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 12 (March 25, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-12)
Selected article titles: "Reagan's Civil Rights Veto Overridden" (pp. 1, 3), "Census Bureau Reverses Plan to Lump Asian Americans Together" (p. 1), "Nikkei Women Photo Exhibit Planned" (p. 2), "No Reparations for Nisei Internees" (p. 5), and "The Myth of 'Military Necessity'" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 19 (November 4, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 19 (November 4, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-43)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Recall Auto Insurance Bias" (p.1, 3), "The Curious Marriage of Osaka and Arkansas" (p.1, 4), "WW2 PWs Seek Legal Ground to Sue for Illegal Treatment" (p.3), "Why Reparations?" (p.4), "Japanese Americans Rediscovering Their Roots" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 14 (October 6, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 14 (October 6, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-39)
Selected article titles: "Chavez Hurls Threat at Nisei Farm League" (p.1, 5), "Yen Claims Bill: Questions Raised, Answers Furnished" (p.1), "Immigrants Changing New York" (p.1), "A Nisei View of Japan: Understand the Japanese?" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 07, (February 23, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 07, (February 23, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-7)
Select article titles: "Asian American Affairs Measure Reintroduced" (p.1); "JACL Corporate Club Members Get Plaques" (p.1); "As a Minority Do We Qualify?" (p.1); "Nikkei Problem Discerned for Jewish Readers" (p.2); "Altiery, Uechi Indicted for Election Fraud" (p.5).
Issei man at house of Japanese Consul General (ddr-densho-259-553)
img Issei man at house of Japanese Consul General (ddr-densho-259-553)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of Senichi Tomihiro He's standing on a sloping lawn in front of a fine house, and in front of this house is a tall white flagstaff. The flag on the staff could be the Japanese rising sun flag. If it is, then that house probably belonged to the Japanese Consul ...
Issei man in kimono (ddr-densho-259-140)
img Issei man in kimono (ddr-densho-259-140)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of [Masuo Yasui] dressed in a kimono, with a long, knee length dark over-kimono, but it wasn't a montsuki, because there are no crests. He's wearing a straw boater. I think that this picture must have been taken in Japan when our family went there for a 2-1/2 ...
Japanese women wearing montsuki (ddr-densho-259-84)
img Japanese women wearing montsuki (ddr-densho-259-84)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This picture of an unknown Japanese woman and a younger, equally unknown Japanese woman [shows] the formal montsuki--which is an over-garment which has the family crest placed on it in 5 defined places. The younger woman is wearing what looks like a fancy kapogi--but it looks to good to be just a ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 13 (April 5, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 13 (April 5, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-13)
Selected article titles: "In JACL Memberships: Ask Removal of Alien Restrictions" (p. 1), "Seattle JACL Statement: Offensive Nature of 'Jap.'"(p. 2, 4), and "An Asian Hangup?: Never Mind 'Gaman'" (pp. 2, 5).
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