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. 69, No. 11 (September 12,1969) (ddr-pc-41-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 11 (September 12,1969) (ddr-pc-41-37)
Select article titles: "Nisei local dope kings arrested in weekend raid" (p. 1); "EDC-MDC Convention hailed for 'igniting individual involvement" (p. 1); "Tosh Suyematsu sworn as assistant U.S. attorney for Wyoming District" (p. 2); "Issei Occupations" (p. 4); "Racial discrimination blamed for gaps in U.S. Oriental genealogical records" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 7 (August 15,1969) (ddr-pc-41-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 7 (August 15,1969) (ddr-pc-41-33)
Select article titles: "Support for Title II repeal mounts, Richmond joins" (p. 1); "Noguchi Case spawns tremors" (p. 1); "Wakamatsu commemorative coins to be given to all Issei, 80 and up" (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
Select article titles: "Medallions, Hosokawa books presented at White House 'first'" (p. 1); "Depper appreciation of American heritage urged for new Guidelines" (p. 1); "Racist comment on Japanese by S.F. United Crusade executive protested" (p. 1); "Seattle Issei in Central Area seek help, hurt by inadequate insurance" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 13 (September 26,1969) (ddr-pc-41-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 13 (September 26,1969) (ddr-pc-41-39)
Select article titles: "Future of Japanese Ethnic churches in L.A. studied" (p. 1); "Seattle Issei Complain Lack of Police Action(p.1); "40,000 witness Japan week's civic parade" (p. 3); "Concentration Camp" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
Selected article titles: "Clinic for Hibakusha in L.A." (p.1-2), "L.A. Chinatown Youth Council Charges Police Harrassment, Use of Epithets" (p.1), "Oakland to Survey Issei Housing" (p.2), "Welfare Rights Fund Drive Tops Goal; Nearly 1,000 Contributed" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 12 (March 31, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 12 (March 31, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-12)
Selected article titles: "Asians Protest Propsed for Employer Knowingly Hiring Illegals" (p.1), "Interviewing Techniques Initial Course for Univ. of Utah Asian Studies Class" (p.1), "Encampment for Citizenship Seeks Asian Applicants" (p.2), "Issei Suicide Pattern Noted in Med Journal" (p.3-4), "Nisei Grower-Shipper Accused in $40 Million Class Action Suit" (p.4)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 13 (April 7, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 13 (April 7, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-13)
Selected article titles: "Desert Wind, Sandstorm Thrash 700 Making Manzanar Pilgrimage" (p.1), "Congressional Tributes" (p.1), "Issei Group Housing in New York Sought" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 9 (September 1, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 9 (September 1, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-34)
Selected article titles: "Bilingual Recreation Program Approved" (p.1), "Union Poster Against Imports Called 'Racist'" (p.1), "Nixon Orders End to Quotas in Minority Hiring" (p.3), "Evacuation Should Be Allowed to Take Its Place in History, Says Evacuee" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
Selected article titles: "Seabrook Farms Eye Japanese Industries" (p.1), "Plight of Issei Living Below Poverty Level Raises Questions" (p.1), "San Francisco Community Group Toiling to Revitalize: (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 18, (May 11, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 18, (May 11, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-18)
Select article titles: "New York to Host Next EDC Session May 19 with Inaugural" (p.1); "United Methodist Agency Steps Up Aid for Ethnic Projects, 2 in L.A. Cited" (p.1); "Manzanar Dust Swirling" (p.2); "Self Help Housing for Farm Workers Explained by Sac'to Nisei Recruiter" (p.5); "JARP Plans Issei Pictorial" (p.5); "Housing Needs of New York's Aged ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 08, (August 24, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 08, (August 24, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-33)
Select article titles: "Inouye Copy in Nation's Press Continues to Score" (p.1); "Bob Hope Slips in 'Jap' Joke at Jamboree: Scout Chief Apologizes to Sansei" (p.1); "All WRA Camps Sites Should Be Posted as 'Historic Landmarks'" (p.3); "U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Chinese Student Case against School" (p.3); "Urban Redevelopment May Squeeze Life Out of ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 2 (July 14, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 2 (July 14, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-27)
Selected article titles: "Congress Cites Issei Contributions: (p.1-2), "Japan Gov't Recognizes Nisei as Americans" (p.1-2), "Congress Shown Several Options to Hand Evacuees Reparations" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 04, (February 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 04, (February 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-4)
Select article titles: "JACL Law Unit Seeks Outside Funding" (p.1); "Mitchell and Chuman Make Up in Public" (p.1); "Nixon 'Freeze' on Low-Rent, Federally Subsidized Housing Affects Little Tokyo" (p.1); "Hot-Meal Kitchen Serves 100 Issei" (p.4); "Sac'to Official Fears Return of Gov't Camps" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 02, (January 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 02, (January 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-2)
Select article titles: "Minority Task Force Accuses County Personnel Tests Replete with Bias" (p.1); "Sen. Inouye Calls Massive Raids on Vietnam Radically Oriented" (p.1); "Nisei Evacuee Recalls Life in 'Concentration Camp'" (p.1); "Japan Student Slain in N.Y." (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 02, (July 13, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 02, (July 13, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-27)
Select article titles: "Watergate Hearing: Inouye's Hopes Revealed" (p.1); "JACL Mail Poll Underway for $250,000 Bldg." (p.1); "Straightening out Japanese on Nikkei in U.S." (p.3); "Eight New Records Set in 21st S.F. JACL Olympics" (p.4); "WW2 Drawings of Life for Teenager in Poston Camp Basis of New Book" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 22, (June 8, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 22, (June 8, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-22)
Select article titles: "San Mateo City Council Anti-Nikkei Bias Festering" (p.1); "Aged Issei Seen as Target of Pressure from Nikkei Groups, Says Utah Savant" (p.1); "Bannai Looms as First Nisei to Sit in Assembly" (p.1); "Jobless Sac'to Asian Teachers Protest Hawaii Recruitment"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 20 (May 24, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 20 (May 24, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-20)
Selected article titles: "Priorities: Issei History" (p. 1), "Public Protest Made in Sentencing of Asian Youth, 16, to State Prison" (p. 1), and "Washington Newsletter: Mineta's Bid for Congress" (pp. 2-3).
Pacific Citizen, Supplement to 1974 Holiday Issue (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Supplement to 1974 Holiday Issue (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-51)
Supplement to 1974 holiday issue. Selected article titles: "Issei as Technical Advisers to Japan" (pp. 1, 10), "'42 Hysteria Led to Concentration Camps" (pp. 1, 3), "U.S.-Canada Nikkei Alliance Urged" (pp. 1, 11), and "National Constitution Japanese American Citizens League" (pp. 8-9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 21 (June 3, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 21 (June 3, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-21)
Selected article titles: "JACL's Reply to CRA Summons" 'Quash It!'" (p.1), "Traditional Issei Message of 'Benkyo, Benkyo' Still Effective" (p.2), "Completion of Japanese Village Plaza Project for July 1978" (p.3, 7), "Sansei Youth Not 'Turned Off' to JACL" (p.4), "Reconciliation 1977 Style" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 18 (October 28, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 18 (October 28, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-42)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Approval of Multi-Ethnic Complex on Tap" (p.1, 3), "Funding for Eastbay Issei Housed Asked" (p.1), "Anti-Nisei Smear Activated Pauling's Social Crusades" (p.1), "Senate Passes Hawaiian Native Claims Measure" (p.2), "East West Players Open Season" (p.2), "Road Out of the Tule Lake" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 12 (September 16, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 12 (September 16, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-36)
Selected article titles: "Judge Cites Residency Law in Hawaii 'Unconstitutional'" (p.1-2), "Sansei Slain in S.F. Chinatown Restaurant" (p.1, 3), "The Okubo-Yamada Case: Seven Years Later" (p.1), "Tax Credit Proposed as Reparations" (p.3), "San Francisco Kimochi Seeks Issei 'Board and Care' Home" (p.7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 27 (December 23-30, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 27 (December 23-30, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-50)
Selected article titles: "Jappan-United States Friendship Act Lacks Nikkei Participation" (p.37), "Mandate of 1976 JACL Convention Being Carried Out at Snail's Pace" (p.38, 40), "East West Players, Asian American Actors Group, Now in 13th Season" (p.41), "Interracial Marriages" (p.44-46), "My Sansei Son" (p.50), "Little Tokyo Towers, Home of Happy Issei" (p.52-53), "Asian Americans in Media, They ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 10 (September 2, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 10 (September 2, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-34)
Selected article titles: "JACL Issei Center Receives $40,000 in CETA Funds" (p.1, 3), "Cordova Board Fails to Censure Chairman" (p.1), "Test Census Added to Cover Chinatown in Lower Manhattan" (p.2), "Discover Some Issei Unaware of Supplemental Security Income" (p.2), "'Bigamist,' Nisei Style" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2072 (December 7, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2072 (December 7, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-48)
Selected article titles: "Commission-Approach Ideally Suited for Internment Experience" (pp. 1, 3), "Federal Ombudsman Proposed for All Iranians" (p. 1), "Useful Function of S 1649/HR 5499" (p. 4), and "West Wind: 'Hito Hata: Raise the Banner' a Surprise Hit" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2031 (February 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2031 (February 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-7)
Selected article titles: "S.I. Would Back Efforts to Undo Curfew Rulings" (p. 1), "'College Nisei' Update Calling on Evacuees Not Questioned Before" (p. 2), "Calif. Legislature Condemns EO 9066" (p. 3), and "From the Frying Pan: Florida's Issei Colony" (p. 5).
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