Issei

The earliest wave of Japanese immigrants, the Issei (first generation), had a strong sense of their ethnic identity and retained the values and traditions of their country of birth. Most came to the United States as sojourners and planned to return to Japan after earning their fortunes. In addition, discriminatory laws forbade them from becoming American citizens and from exercising other basic rights, such as owning or leasing land. Since they were thus prevented from fully taking part in American life, it is not surprising that many still identified strongly with the culture of their homeland.

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 22 (November 27, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 22 (November 27, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-48)
Selected article titles: "Hospital Money Plan Endorsed by Chicago JACL for Members; Enrollment Period Underway, Seek 250 Acceptable Applications" (p.1), "Hawaii GI Vote Issue Placed before U.S. Supreme Court" (p.1), "Warn against Racial Stereotypes in Books" (p.1), "Prop. 14 Called Part of Nation-Wide Plan to Roll Back Social Progress of Past Years" (p.1), "Issei History Seen ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 10 (March 5, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 10 (March 5, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-10)
Selected article titles: "1st Civil Rights Bill Passed in State of Utah" (p.1), "Home-Owners near Farm Labor Camp Protest Skid-Row Recruits" (p.1), "Wyoming Governor Signs Act Repealing Miscegenation Law" (p.1), "Immigration Testimony" (p.2), "First California Gray Whale Captured Alive for Sea World by Nisei Commercial Whaler, Considered Top U.S. Sharpshooter" (p.3), "Hawaii's Reapportionment Task Toughened by ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 16 (April 22, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 16 (April 22, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-16)
Select article titles: "Dr. Sonoda named to human rights advisory group" (p. 1); "Tacoma Issei donate to SJR 20 fund" (p. 1); "Legislative Reapportionment" (p. 2); "Nat'l 442nd vet directory planned" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 10 (September 2, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 10 (September 2, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-35)
Select article titles: "Civil Rights bill fight seen in Senate, JACL push vital" (p. 1); "U.S. Indian-Nisei dialogue started" (p. 1); "Issei sociological survey completed" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 9 (March 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 9 (March 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-9)
Select article titles: "SJR 20 push to rid land law in Washington accelerates" (p. 1); "U.S. Supreme Court hears first Nisei argue major case: reapportionment" (p. 1); "History project: Machines taking over 'hone oru' labor" (p.1); "Repeal Anti-Alien Land Law in '66" (p. 3); "Japanese stand to gain most, says Negro attorney" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 22 (November 25, 1966) [No. 23 (December 2, 1966)] (ddr-pc-38-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 22 (November 25, 1966) [No. 23 (December 2, 1966)] (ddr-pc-38-48)
Select article titles: "Issei documents go on display at UCLA" (p. 1); "Baishakunin marriages in Japan allows veto power" (p. 1); "Denver Nisei killed in Vietnam" (p.3); "There's no fair system to the draft" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 17 (April 29, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 17 (April 29, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-17)
Select article titles: "PSWDC to cite 16 Nikkei: Role for Nisei in human rights to be detailed" (p. 1); "History Project: An 1870 item on Schnell Colony" (p.1); "U.S.-Japan Relations and Nisei" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 12 (March 25, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 12 (March 25, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-12)
Select article titles: "2 documentary books on Evacuation nearly finished" (p. 1); "More Issei to be interviewed in Los Angeles" (p. 1); "Canadian Nisei student surprises university by filing for post of chancellor against fishing industry leader" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 13 (April 1, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 13 (April 1, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-13)
Select article titles: "Issei-Sansei Generations: Separated but United" (p. 1); "Nisei-Mexican American Ties Strengthened" (p. 1); "Poll Tax Outlawed" (p. 2); "Act of Charity spreads JACL name to Africa" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 2 (January 14, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 2 (January 14, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-2)
Select article titles: "Carnegie grants another $41,000 to 'Issei Story'" (p.1); "Tsukiyama: the AJA Pioneer" (p.1); "Shirota's novel: 'Lucky Come Hawaii' selling well in Islands and California" (p. 3); "D.C. installation goers to hear author Allan Bosworth tell of Evacuation story" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 11 (September 9, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 11 (September 9, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-36)
Select article titles: "East L.A. JACLer loses 2nd son in war, first with 442nd, another in Vietnam" (p. 1); "UCLA graduate library to exhibit special Issei History Project material" (p. 1); "More effectual implementation of Calif. Fair housing laws recommended" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, The Summer Supplement (June 3, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-53)
doc Pacific Citizen, The Summer Supplement (June 3, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-53)
Select article titles: "Dance of Japan" (p. 1); "Realistic attitude of Issei heritage asked" (p. 1); "Vivid scenes of Japan customs seen in Dance" (p. 3); "Heritage: Value and Responsibilities" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 25 (December 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 25 (December 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-50)
Select article titles: "Issei urged to save documents" (p. 1); "Bill Marutani going South again to work in civil rights cases, Satow says" (p. 1); "Nisei for Home Visits sought" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
Select article titles: "Gen. Willoughby to address MIS veteran reunion" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei Image in Japan Valuable, Says Professor" (p. 1); "Chicago Nisei Drum & Bugle Corps Ambassadors create goodwill on tour" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 19 (November 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 19 (November 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-44)
Select article titles: "Prop. 15 benefits Issei, opposition press informed" (p. 1); "Matsudaira: First Issei Engineer" (p. 1); "Supports of Freedom: Law, Ballot" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 24 (December 9, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 24 (December 9, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-49)
Select article titles: "Justice of fair housing law cited by JACL at Calif. State hearing" (p. 1); "Southwest JACLer contribute valuable stamp collection to Jewish Nat'l. Fund" (p. 1); "Arizona Issei pioneers in tribute from chapter" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 5 (February 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 5 (February 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-5)
Select article titles: "Success Story: Japanese American Style" (p.1); "Sixth AJA killed in Vietnam, with helicopter team" (p.1); "Henry Kasai, 75, dies of Natural causes in Salt Lake Hospital" (p.1);"Appreciation banquet to three elders of Seattle community draws 300 Issei" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 4 (January 26, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 4 (January 26, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-4)
Selected article titles: "National JACL Credit Union Marks 25th Yr." (p. 1), "JACL-JAL summer fellowship applicant should ask chapter" (p. 1), "Sumitomo bank official calls police in Nihongo to capture suspect forger" (p. 1), "Washington State's Nisei student body president hopes critique starts trend" (p. 1), "Nonwhites to swarm S.F. schools soon" (p. 3), "Voices from ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 7 (February 16, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 7 (February 16, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-7)
Selected article titles: "JACL must bolster its rights stand or quit" (p. 1), "Become better acquainted with civic officials, Downtown L.A. CLers urged" (p. 1), "Major JACL issues for '68 confab posed at Riverside" (p. 1), "Chicago JACL backs school bussing plan" (p. 2), "Intermountain youth join adults to discuss civil rights issues" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 9 (March 1, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 9 (March 1, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-9)
Selected article titles: "Nisei employers note on-the-job training program" (p. 1), "JACL placed on record in Sentate for rights bills" (p. 1), "Kido recounts his 40 years inside League" (p. 1), "Seattle newsletter survey made on central area school issue" (p. 1), "Civil Rights and the Senate" (p. 2), "San Francisco new Nihonmachi awaits formal dedication ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 20 (November 14,1969) (ddr-pc-41-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 20 (November 14,1969) (ddr-pc-41-46)
Select article titles: "Individual rights on expression spelled" (p. 1); "Arkansas to dedicate Rohwer WRA cemetery-war memorial" (p.1); "Ethnic language courses offered at Berkeley Hi; Nihongo oversubscribed" (p. 2); "Challenge of Issei Centennial cited" (p. 3); "Hear Black community views on achievement of Japanese Americans" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 24 (June 13, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 24 (June 13, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-24)
Select article titles: "Wakamatsu Colony Dedication: A Once-in-a-lifetime Inspiration" (p. 1); "Matsunaga-Holifield bill to repeal Title 2" (p. 1); "PNWDC calls young adults to attend organizational session at Hood River" (p. 1); "U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 3 Civil Rights Cases for Negroes" (p. 2); "TV Coverage of Seattle Students in Action Overdone" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 21 (May 23, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 21 (May 23, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-21)
Select article titles: "JACL firms commemoration of Centennial" (p. 1); " Racist strategy charged in Noguchi hearing" (p. 1); "JACL to Honor Nisei War Dead of Three Wars in May 25 Service" (p. 1); "San Francisco supervisory board adopts Title II repeal resolution" (p. 3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 23 (December 05,1969) (ddr-pc-41-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 23 (December 05,1969) (ddr-pc-41-49)
Select article titles: "Central Cal DC steps up Title II repeal campaign" (p. 1); "Minn. Issei pioneers given Centennial coin" (p. 1); "New York Asians picket FBI against Hoover comments" (p.1); "Okinawa Reversion Approved" (p. 2); "Is the JACL Dead?" (p. 3).
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