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. 110, No. 6 (February 16, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 6 (February 16, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-6)
Select article titles: "NBC Sportscaster Apologizes for Racial Slurs in S.F. Talk Show"(p.1);"Spokane Spokesman Review, Nikkei Elders to Be Honored; Nakagawa, Ujifusa to Speak"(p.1);"Hate Crimes Stats Bill Passes Senate"(p.3); "Texas Issei Farms in Rio Grande Valley Succeed Except the 'Yamato Colony'"(p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 7 (February 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 7 (February 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-7)
Select article titles: "Mineta Keynotes Chicago's Lunar New Year Banquet"(p.1); "Gubernatorial Candidate Asked to Apologize"(p.1); "Carlos Kasuga Urges PANA-USA Nikkei to Keep Faith with Issei Spirit and Values"(p.3).
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. 122, No. 11 (June 7-20, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 11 (June 7-20, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-11)
Selected article titles: "Board-Approved Budget Places Priority on District Allocations" (p. 1), "From JACL: PSW Condemns California Civil Rights Initiative as 'Deceptive'" (p. 3), "ORA Reports on Redress Payments, Eligibility Requirements" (p. 4), and "East Wind: Nisei Military Service: WWII" (pp. 8, 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
Select article titles: "Permanment Stay Offered Skilled Japanese on Temporary Visa" (p. 1); "Curriculum body acts on CL protest of 'Fuzz Young' story" (p. 1); "Claims payment appropriations up for endorsment" (p. 1); "Los Angeles-born Nisei successful in transition to life in Detroit circles" (p. 1); "Calif. pension bill passes Assembly" (p. 1); "Japanese Americans Among …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 1, (July 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 1, (July 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-27)
Select article titles: "East L.A. athletes dominate at 6th annual Relays; five records broken, one tied" (p. 1); "President Signs $2-Million Bill For Evacuees" (p. 1); "Monthly social security benefits payable to Issei visiting or residing in Japan" (p. 1); "Whereabouts sought by Justice Dep't of 72 missing claimants" (p. 1); "'Miracle man' astounding Japanese and …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 4 (January 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 4 (January 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-4)
Selected article titles: "Builders using gov't financing sued for race bias in selling tract homes" (p. 1); "Eisenhower urges statehood for Hawaii & Alaska" (p.1); "Japan refugee returns home after year stay in California, in Uncle Sam uniform" (p. 1); "Nisei opera soloist set for S.F. season" (p. 2); "Temporary farm worker program extended for Mexicans; …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 11 (March 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 11 (March 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-11)
Select article titles: "Fem keglers smash Nat'l CL marks" (p. 1); "Orange county builder denies Nisei home; sued for $10,000" (p. 1); "Chinese Americans feel need of national organization like JACL" (p. 1); Utah civil rights bill gets shelved" (p. 1); "$90,000 advertising TV campaign signed by Kikkoman Shoyu" (p. 2); "Youngster didn't want to go …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 7 (February 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 7 (February 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-7)
Selected article titles: "Justice Dep't officals to visit West Coast to investigate claims" (p. 1); "Dr. Rusch decorated at Embassy for promoting Japanese American friendship" (p. 1); "Rev. Kano retires from active ministry among Japanese in Nebraska; helped Issei with Americanization instructions" (p. 2); "Brotherhood Week program in L.A. set" (p. 3); "JACL joins 48 Nat'l …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 13 (September 27, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 13 (September 27, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-39)
Select article titles: "Author Gwen Terasaki Urges Nisei Serve As U.S.-Japan 'Bridge'" (p. 1); "Japanese request for continuing U.S. importation of temporary farm workers hinges on special gov't survey; no decision yet" (p. 1); "Justice Dep't okays 72 claims in August" (p. 2); "Formation of Nisei Voters League in San Francisco hailed by editor; 'isolationistic' trend …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 14 (October 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 14 (October 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-40)
Select article titles: "JACL stand on U.S.-Japan argued" (p. 1); "Negro, Japanese in U.S. compared" (p. 1); "JACL files 'amicus' brief supporting Issei in escheal case new in appeal court" (p. 3); "Traditional CL 'hands-off' policy voiced" (p. 5); "Lack of Japanese community media may be good sign, says new Mile-Hi editor" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 15 (October 11, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 15 (October 11, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-41)
Select article titles: "U.S. Supreme Court Reconvenes, JACL Interested in Three Cases" (p. 1); "40,000 Filipinos in California prospering; race problems minimized" (p. 1); "Percentage of Nisei Marrying Into Other Racial Groups Increasing Over Past Decade in Hawaii" (p. 2); "Army installation named for Nisei hero" (p. 7); "Apathy Toward Sacrifices of Nisei GIs Hit" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 16 (October 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 16 (October 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-42)
Select article titles: "JACL in fight for right of association NAACP issue before U.S. Supreme Court to rule on basic rights of organizations" (p. 1); "Farm Laborers Being Returned, Refuse Contract" (p. 1); "Death of JACL leader Harry Miyake cited as example for Social Security benefits; family to get $200 per month" (p. 3); "Soldier-brides hear …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 26 (June 28, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 26 (June 28, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-26)
Select article titles: "Administration Civil Rights Bill On Senate Calendar; Fight Looms" (p. 1); "Congress Sends Claims Pay Bill To White House" (p. 1); "Supreme Court asks for new arguments in expatriation case" (p. 1); "Gakuen dissolved, set up scholarship" (p. 1); "Protest Use Of Vested Funds For School Purposes" (p. 2); "Nisei judge warns against …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 9 (August 30, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 9 (August 30, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-35)
Select article titles: "'Voting rights' bill nears approval, JACL calls for enactment by solons" (p. 1); House, Senate Approves over Million Dollars foor Claimants" (p. 1); "Teaching of English in japan Wide-open Field" (p. 2); "Housewife Urges Canada newspaper Drop use of 'Jap' in Headlines" (p. 5); "'Family Hardship' Immigration Bill O.K. By Congress Predicted" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-43)
Select article titles: "Cemetery Sued. Refuses to Bury Child of Negro" (p. 1); "Supreme Court smashes another Southern attempt to block school desegregation" (p. 1); "Problem of internment of Japanese reported nil" (p. 1); "First Nisei International Convention opens in Tokyo; Kishi welcomes 500 delegates, hopes Nisei can help link nations" (p. 1); "Minority bias in …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 25 (December 20, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 25 (December 20, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-51)
The holiday issue included advertisements bought by JACL members and chapters that included personal addresses and phone numbers to better foster communications between Japanese American communities. These addresses and phone numbers have been redacted to help protect the privacy of Japanese American communities. Please contact Densho to request the original version.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 11 (September 13, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 11 (September 13, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-37)
Select article titles: "JACL hails signing of civil rights bill" (p. 1); "$1.3 Million claims measure signed by Ike" (p. 1); Senate Interior Committee urges Hawaii statehood without further delaying action" (p. 1); "Cut red tape for Nisei hero" 9p. 3); "Texas would bar Negro GIs wedded to German wives" (p. 3); "Spot survey by U.S. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 14 (September 30, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 14 (September 30, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-40)
Select article titles: "White House aide cited by JACL" (p. 1); "Ambassador MacArthur II lauds Nisei for 'doing their full share' to aid U.S.-Japan" (p. 1); "10-Point Program Outlining Needs of Aging Issei Drafted for JACL" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 17 (October 21, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 17 (October 21, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-43)
Select article titles: "Kennedy or Nixon will inherit responsibility to make return of vested property; 20 million voters may be swayed by stand" (p.1 ); "Report on the Issei Aging" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 7 (February 17, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 7 (February 17, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-7)
Selected article titles: "San Jose to Greet 174 Teams for National JACL Bowling Tournament Mar. 6-11 at Mel's Palm Bowl: Congressman Inouye to Address Awards Fete at Fairgrounds" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: Minorities in the Administration" (p. 1), and "Puyallup Valley's Issei Story Outlined" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 15 (October 13, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 15 (October 13, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-41)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Freedom in Housing" (p. 1), "National Campaign to Rid Anti-Nisei Films from TV Opens for Third Time" (p. 1), "Weigh Problems of Youth, Aged Issei" (pp. 1-2), and "U.S. Civil Rights Commission Issues 'Let's Face the Facts' Type Report" (pp. 1-2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 8 (August 25, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 8 (August 25, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-34)
Selected article titles: "Simple Rites Mark Farewell to Aki Hayashi, Cancer Victim at 48" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: Congressional Questionnaires" (p. 1), "Research on Bilingualism Bogs as Japanese-English Speaking Women Shy' (p. 2), and "Michener Explains Last April's Row" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 15 (April 13, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 15 (April 13, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-15)
Selected article titles: "'Japanese History' Project Fund Drive Passes 47 pct. Mark of $100,000 Goal" (p.1-2), Urban League Statistics Confirm High Ratio of Nisei Scholarship, Award Winners" (p.1), "Traditional Japanese Customs for Aged Reversed by Postwar Occupation, Retirement at 55 Not as Pleasurable for Many" (p.2), "Issei Pioneers-Yokoyama and Takimoto Recalled as Mentors of Nisei Movement" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 10 (March 9, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 10 (March 9, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-10)
Selected article titles: "Statewide Idaho Campaign Launched to Remove Anti-Oriental Voting Law" (p.1), "June 1 Target Date Set for Issei Story Financial Drive" (p.1-2), "Atmospheric Nuclear Testing" (p.1).
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