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. 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 ...
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. 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 ...
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. 94, No. 8 (February 26, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 8 (February 26, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-8)
Selected article titles: "'Reagan's Raids': People or Numbers" (pp. 1, 8), "JACL Now Preparing for 3-Year Redress Campaign" (pp. 1, 10), "East Wind: Issei Principles" (p. 5), and "Moshi-Moshi: Samrai Without Mystique--Kabu" (p. 12).
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-274)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-274)
Black and white photographic negative of two Obon dancers with tenugui (light cotton towels) around their necks posing for the camera. On left is Yukiye Itoyama. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-100)
Color polaroid photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida in front of the Kidas' home in Pucker Huddle in White Salmon, Washington.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-128)
Color photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida standing in front of a television set.
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 7 (October 1969) (ddr-densho-297-7)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 7 (October 1969) (ddr-densho-297-7)
Selected article titles: "Issei Centennial" (p. 2), "Introspect" (p. 3), "Okinawa" (p. 5), "Shhh!: A Nisei Is Speaking" (p. 6), "The Emergence of Yellow Power in America" (p. 8-9).
Issei minister and family (ddr-densho-310-4)
img Issei minister and family (ddr-densho-310-4)
Ichikawa family portrait. (Front row, left to right) Akira, Tatsuya, Shinya, Yasashi, Hiroko (Back row, left to right) Noriko, Satoru, Etsuko, Kazuya
Family picnic (ddr-densho-325-463)
img Family picnic (ddr-densho-325-463)
From left to right: Mrs. Horiuchi, Sumito Horiuchi, Hisa Nimura Horiuchi, Raymond Horiuchi, unidentified family member, Eddie Horiuchi, and unidentified family member.
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. 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).
Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-11-3)
vh Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-11-3)
Description of father

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance ...

Edward H. Mitsukado Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1007-4-4)
vh Edward H. Mitsukado Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1007-4-4)
Learning life lessons from father

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Mutsu Homma Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-24-16)
vh Mutsu Homma Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-24-16)
Compromise between "baishakunin" (match-makers) and dating
Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-113-4)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-113-4)
An exceptional experience: growing up in Gardena, California surrounded by a large Japanese American community
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 14 (October 5, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 14 (October 5, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-40)
Selected article titles: "Legislators Understood Discriminatory Language of Law Barring Orientals Suffrage Rights, Job Now with Voters" (p.1, 4), "Idaho SJR 1: Questions and Answers" (p.1, 4), "For Equality for Naturalized Citizens" (p.1-2), "Issei Virtues Extoled in Okura Tribute: (p.3).
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