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. 53, No. 18 (November 3, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 18 (November 3, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-44)
Selected article titles: "Americans 'Turning Soft,' Says 442nd Hero Congressman Inouye" (p. 1), "Nationwide Campaign Opens for JACL Issei Story Project" (pp. 1, 4), "American-Japanese Relations Aspire to New Plateau as Cabinet Members of Both Governments Confer at Fujiyama Resort Town" (p. 1), and "Vancouver Columnist Views 'Jap' as 'Friendly,' but Nisei Rebuts to the Contrary" ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 18 (October 28, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 18 (October 28, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-44)
Select article titles: "'Issei Story' research begins" (p. 1); "West Point's first Nisei graduate now depty dist. Att'y" (p. 3); "Oakland attorney Mas Yonemura admitted to practice before Supreme Court" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 5 (August 4, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 5 (August 4, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-31)
Selected article titles: "Column Left: Issei Story Data" (p. 1), "Issei Story Project Moving Along All Fronts" (p. 1), and "Los Angeles Newsletter: Nisei Week Is Here!" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 21 (November 24, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 21 (November 24, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-47)
Selected article titles: "42 Restaurants Along Hwy. 40 Ends Race Bias" (pp. 1, 3), "150 Fresno Area Issei Honored by JACL, Hear Yoshimura Report on 'Issei Story'" (p. 1), "'How Much Nipponese Culture Should We Teach Children?' Revives Memories of Roaring '20 Days of Yesler Way Hall" (p. 3), and "Adopted Children from Japan Picking Up ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 7 (August 18, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 7 (August 18, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-33)
Selected article titles: "Column Left: Nisei Week Festival' (p. 1), "Four More Contribute $1,000 Each to Issei Story; General Push Later" (p. 1), "New San Francisco Japanese Consul Gen'l. Welcomed 'Home' at Community Function' (p. 2), and "'Panel of Americans' Discuss Role of Collegians Before NC-WNDC" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 6 (August 11, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 6 (August 11, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-32)
Selected article titles: "JACL Urges Vested Property Bill Be Reported by House" (p. 1), "Northwest Picture: 12th Seafair Sails into Sunset" (p. 2), and "PSWDC Delegates Hear Progress Report of Issei Story Project, Simple Questionnaires for Issei Made Available" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 20 (November 17, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 20 (November 17, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-46)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Nisei Judges" (p. 1), "PC Letterbox: Wanted: Issei Folklore" (p. 2), and "Biographer of Manjiro Nakahama, First Japanese Ever to Visit U.S. (in 1841) Fascinated by Hometown of Subject in Shikoku" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 11 (September 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 11 (September 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-37)
Selected article titles: "Five More $1,000 Contributions Given to 'Issei Story;' General Drive Coming" (p. 1), "New State Laws Trimming Racial Discrimination in Housing Effective This Month in New York and Massachusetts" (p. 2), "Inequality of Opportunities by Negroes Reason for Evidence of Their Inferiority in Intelligence with Whites" (p. 3), and "1000 Paper Cranes Presented ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 11 (March 17, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 11 (March 17, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-11)
Selected article titles: "Vagaries: 'Issei Story' Prospects" (p. 1) and "Two Tourney Records Broken at San Jose" (pp. 1, 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 17 (October 27, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 17 (October 27, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-43)
Selected article titles: "Canada Leader Defends Wartime Nisei Evacuation" (p. 1), "National Park Status for Rohwer Asked" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: Freedom in Employment" (p. 1), and "Issei Story Project: Who, What, Why, How?" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 19 (May 12, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 19 (May 12, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-19)
Selected article titles: "'Issei Story' One of the Most Important Tasks: Wakamatsu" (p. 1), "Evacuee Groups Resettled in Chicago, Los Angeles Seek Gov't Aid to Remove Japanese Graves from Rowher; Others Disagree" (pp. 1, 3), and "3 Waves of Issei Settled in Omaha: 1st Came as Strikebreakers, 2nd as Businessmen, and 3rd as Evacuees from West ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 1 (January 6, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 1 (January 6, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-1)
Selected article titles: "PC with Membership Starts Today with 10,000 Circulation" (p. 1), "Column Left: JACL History Project: Issei Story" (pp. 2, 4), "Tokyo Topics: New Ikeda Cabinet Organized, Not Likely to Last; Socialist Mission Called 'Joke'" (p. 3), and "Living with JACL: The 1929 Conference" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 20 (May 19, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 20 (May 19, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-20)
Selected article titles: "Dr. Miyakawa Regards 'Issei Story' Task as Chance to Do Job That Has to Be Done" (p. 1), "Calif. Assembly Passes Two Major Civil Rights Bills: Housing, Licenses: FIPC to Enforce New Housing Bill, If Signed" (p. 1), and "Lobbyist Masaoka Urges Japan Take Firmer Stand to Resist Trade Controls in America" (p. ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 2 (January 13, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 2 (January 13, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-2)
Selected article titles: "Masaoka-JACL Relationship Changed, on Retainer Setup" (p. 1) and "Puyallup Finishes Issei Story Assignment No. 1: Initial Phase of Gathering Resource Material Proves Fascinating to CLers" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 17 (April 27, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 17 (April 27, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-17)
Selected article titles: "Non-Commercial FM Station Seeks Nisei Subscribers" (p.1), "Supreme Court Extends Reapportionment Decision to Empower State Courts to Review" (p.1), "Kennedy's Order Extending Civil Rights in Okinawa Welcomed but Not Enough" (p.2), "Dreamy Proposals of Future Li'l Tokio Unveiled at USC" (p.2), "JACL to Promote Equal Opportunties in Apprenticeship and Training of Minority Groups; ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 18 (May 5, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 18 (May 5, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-18)
Selected article titles: "'Issei Story' Project Moves Forward" (p. 1), "Hawkins Submits Diluted Version of Fair Housing Bill" (p. 1), and "Beer Joint Refusing to Serve Negro Sailors Disciplined for Violating Civil Rights Act" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 5 (August 3, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 5 (August 3, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-31)
Selected article titles: "JACL-Nisei Can Be Helpful in Building Community of Free Asia" (p.1), "Minoru Yamasaki Humbly Accepts 1961-62 'Nisei of Biennium' Honors" (p.1), "Issei Testimonial" (p.3), "Chuman Keynotes Opening Ceremonies; Finds 'Bridge' Still Uncompleted" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 4 (July 27, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 4 (July 27, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-30)
Selected article titles: "Gov. Brown Vows to Make Appeal to JFK on Japanese Evacuees Tax Claim" (p.1), "Myer Lauds Calm Attitude of Issei in Convention Tribute" (p.1), "The Portuguese of Hawaii, Once Classified Separately in Census, Preferred by Sugar Planters Because of Philosophy" (p.1-2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 2 (January 11, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 2 (January 11, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-2)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: JACL Legislative Aim Reviewed as New 88th Congress Opens" (pp. 1-2), "Carnegie Foundation Endows $90,000 for Teaching Japanese in U.S. High Schools" (p. 1), "Issei History Unlike Nenkan" (p. 2), and "Judge Orders Stop to Recounting of Votes in Election Won by Nisei Canadian" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 12, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 12, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-2)
Selected article titles: "Japanese Leaders More Concerned Over Shabby U.S. Treatment of Japan Trade" (p.1), "Seattle City Council Turns Down Proposal to Prohibit Housing Ban" (p.1), "Nisei in Hawaii Losing Political Grip, Says Inouye" (p.1), "After Pearl Harbor" (p.2), "Li'l Tokyo Issei Cited for Goodwill Push" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 13 (September 25, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 13 (September 25, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-39)
Selected article titles: "Oriental Forces for 'No on 14' Plan Dinner with Gov. Brown" (p.1), "History Project Calls for Interviewers in Los Angeles County" (p.1), "Reapportionment Fight" (p.2), "Constitutional Line Drawn where Public Accommodations Rule of Civil Rights Act Doesn't Extend in Appellate Decision" (p.3), "Salt Lake Plans Survey for Home for Issei" (p.4).
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. 58, Vol. 24 (June 12, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 24 (June 12, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-24)
Selected article titles: "Historic Senate Action to Gag Civil Rights Bill Depate Hailed" (p.1), "John Thomas, Baptist Minister Who Aided Evacuees, to Be Cited" (p.1-2), "Survey vs. Oral History" (p.1, 3), "Cal. High Court Rules to Keep Initiative 'On'" (p.3), "Moses Lake High Completes Its First Year Japanese Class on Regular Curriculum, Cited by National JACL" ...
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. 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).
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