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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Issei (746)

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Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
doc Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
Oral history interview with Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hatayama, Emma Y, MD
Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
doc Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
Oral history interview with Harumi Hoshiko. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hoshiko, Harumi
Buntaro Aoki (ddr-csujad-8-3)
doc Buntaro Aoki (ddr-csujad-8-3)
Oral history interview with Buntaro Aoki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Aoki, Buntaro
Masanojo Oku (ddr-csujad-8-58)
doc Masanojo Oku (ddr-csujad-8-58)
Oral history interview with Masanojo Oku. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Oku, Masanojo
Mr. Lou Haruo Miyamoto (ddr-csujad-8-90)
doc Mr. Lou Haruo Miyamoto (ddr-csujad-8-90)
A statement by Mr. Lou Haruo Miyamoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Miyamoto, Mr Lou Harou
Heiji and Chiyoko Kurakawa (ddr-csujad-8-34)
doc Heiji and Chiyoko Kurakawa (ddr-csujad-8-34)
Oral history interview with Heiji and Chiyoko Kurakawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kurakawa, Heiji and Chiyoko
Tom Toshimi Shimasaki (ddr-csujad-8-63)
doc Tom Toshimi Shimasaki (ddr-csujad-8-63)
Oral history interview with Toshimi Tom Shimasaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Shimasaki, Tom Toshimi
George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
doc George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
Oral history interview with George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hashimoto, George Masashi and Mitsuno
Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
doc Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
Oral history interview with Teruye [Terue] Ogawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ogawa, Teruye
Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hirasuna, Fred
Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
doc Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
Oral history interview with Stanley Masashi Nagata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nagata, Stanley Masashi
Kiyo Imai (ddr-csujad-8-25)
doc Kiyo Imai (ddr-csujad-8-25)
Oral history interview with Kiyo Imai. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Imai, Kiyo
Takano Okajima (ddr-csujad-8-56)
doc Takano Okajima (ddr-csujad-8-56)
Oral history interview with Takano Okajima. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Okajima, Takano
George Abe (ddr-csujad-8-1)
doc George Abe (ddr-csujad-8-1)
Oral history interview with George Abe. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Abe, George
Kichizo Morita (ddr-csujad-8-42)
doc Kichizo Morita (ddr-csujad-8-42)
Oral history interview with Kichizo Morita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Morita, Kichizo
Shigeo Uota (ddr-csujad-8-80)
doc Shigeo Uota (ddr-csujad-8-80)
Oral history interview with Shigeo Uota. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uota, Shigeo
Reverend Tansai Terakawa (ddr-csujad-11-25)
img Reverend Tansai Terakawa (ddr-csujad-11-25)
A photograph of men dressed in suits sit together on the grass. Includes Reverend Tansai K. Terakawa. From page 12 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_12_002
Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
img Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
A large group of formally dressed men and women pose together holding a rope. From page 65 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_65_001
This isn't Japan (ddr-csujad-19-54)
doc This isn't Japan (ddr-csujad-19-54)
This is an article from the magazine "Common Ground," autumn 1942, by Mary Oyama which describes the cultural differences between the younger Japanese American Nisei and the older Issei generations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-10_02
Community analysis report, no. 5, June 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-4)
doc Community analysis report, no. 5, June 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-4)
Titled as: Evacuee resistance to relocation. Presents three "fundamental reasons" for the "relocation program" designed to encourage people to move out of the incarceration centers, then describes the "ideal relocation program," which would see "every one relocated before June 30, 1944." Provides statistics on numbers of people who left centers on indefinite leave in April and …
Fujita family in front of Fujita Brothers Egg Ranch truck (ddr-csujad-23-2)
img Fujita family in front of Fujita Brothers Egg Ranch truck (ddr-csujad-23-2)
Shows a circa 1930 Graham Paige panel delivery truck parked in front of the Fujita Brothers Egg Ranch (Ely Road and Fujita Lane, Petaluma, California). Shown from left to right are siblings Katsumi (Henry) Fujita, Michi (Grace) Fujita, Eigi (George) Fujita and their father Tsuneji Fujita. This photo appears to have been taken on the same …
Taenaka family with the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-266)
img Taenaka family with the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-266)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Two of the photographs are taken on the deck of the ship. Another photograph includes a baseball player of the local Japanese American baseball team, Rafu Nippon. The …
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-222)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-222)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs of the Taenaka family at a picnic. Include: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko, most likely taken between 1924 and 1925 in California. One of the photographs captures the California Incline in Santa Monica, California. See this object …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-304)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-304)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men hiking, a group of Japanese men and women, and a Japanese man standing in a farm. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities …
Ko Umeda Michiko sogi kinen satsuei [Commemorative photograph for the late Michiko Umeda funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-240)
img Ko Umeda Michiko sogi kinen satsuei [Commemorative photograph for the late Michiko Umeda funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-240)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a photograph taken to commemorate the funeral for Michiko Umeda, who is probably a daughter of Mohei and Sadae Umeda, held on March 2, 1924 in California. The attendees include Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko Taenaka. The photograph is …
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