Nisei

The Nisei (second generation) felt the pull of two cultures. American born, attending public schools, and influenced by American popular culture, they shared the same idols, favorite songs and sports heroes as most other children of their generation. Wanting to fit in, many Nisei with Japanese first names dropped them for Western ones that their non-Japanese friends could easily pronounce. Yet, most grew up in Japanese neighborhoods, and their parents taught them the customs and values of the old country.

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
Select article titles: "'Family hardship' immigration bill OK" (p. 1); "85th Congress in Historic Passage of Civiil Rights Measure" (p. 2); "Formal complaint alleging 200 L.A. frims discriminate in employement lodged by ADL" (p. 6); "White House official Max Rabb to address Tokyo Nisei parley" (p. 8); "Ex.-Oregon Governor Scores Evacuation as 'Unconstitutional'" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
Select article titles: "15th Biennial Convention Set Aug. 22-25, 1958" (p. 1); "JACL's Anti-Nisei TV Film Project Eyed by U.S. Senator" (p. 1); "Hawaiian Nisei picked 'outstanding young farmer,' grew coffee on lava soil" (p. 1); "Anti-bias bill in redevelopment passes" (p. 1); "Civil rights bill due Senate action" (p. 1); "JACL representative on ...
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. 44, No. 1 (January 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 1 (January 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-1)
Selected article titles: "Best kept secret from Mike Masaoka was his appearence on 'This Is Your Life as a background recalled by George Inagaki" (p. 1), "Personal Sago of Mike Masaoka Unfolds on TV" (p. 1), "Nisei Organization Play Key Role in Developing Leadership" (p. 1), "Nisei reputation in Japan" (p. 2), Mistreatment of Koreans by ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 21 (November 19, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 21 (November 19, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-46)
Selected article titles: "Preparing Nisei to Retire" (p. 1), "Japanese National Character and Japanese Americans" (pp. 1, 3), and "Minority of One: Amache Catharsis" (pp. 2, 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 15 (October 8, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 15 (October 8, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-40)
Selected article titles: "Topaz Camp Plaque to Be Dedicated" (p. 1), "Key Elements for Any JACL Reparations Plan" (p. 1), "A Nisei in Japan: Japan's Nationalism: Myth or Fact" (p. 2), "From the Frying Pan: Japan Opinion on Nisei" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2041 (May 4, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2041 (May 4, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-17)
Selected article titles: "Omission of Asians 'Glaring Oversight' on U.S. List Designating 'Minorities'" (pp. 1-2, 11), "First Friday Feature: Angel Island Immigration Station Dedicated" (p. 3), "Japan Today: May 4-10 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week" (p. 6), and "West Coast Nisei Farmers in 1942, if Given a Free Choice, Wanted to Remain" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 13 (September 24, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 13 (September 24, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-38)
Selected article titles: "House Judiciary Committee Votes to Retain 5th Preference" (p. 1), "Japanese Canadians to Seek Redress for WW2 Relocation" (pp. 1-2), "Former Nisei Queen Responds to Rift Over 'Mixed Ancestry'" (p. 3), and "Alaskan and Japan Cities Make 'Sister Port' Pact Official" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 15 (April 16, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 15 (April 16, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-15)
Selected article titles: "Noguchi Appeals Suspension; JA Leaders Rally to Support Him" (pp. 1, 12), "Journalists Say Ignorance Is Source of U.S.-Japan Friction" (p. 1), "'Coram Nobis' to the the [sic] Supreme Court" (pp. 2, 5), and "Aging and Retirement: The Nisei Experience" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 20 (May 23, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 20 (May 23, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-20)
Edition contains Aging and Retirement Supplement, A/R 1-8, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "Artists' Achievements Recognized" (pp. 1, 3), "Reflections of a 'Senior Citizen'" (pp. 1, A/R 4), "Observations on the Aging Nisei" (A/R 2), and "From the Frying Pan: Unity and Diversity" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 2 (January 15, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 2 (January 15, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-2)
Selected article titles: "PSWDC Holds First Recognitions Luncheon Dec. 6" (p. 1), "Marutani Responds: Letter Dismisses Need for Redress" (p. 1), "Breaking Up Japan, Inc." (pp. 2-3, 8), and "Thoughts of a Nisei" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 9 (November 3-16, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 9 (November 3-16, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-21)
Selected article titles: "Bill Would Stop APs from Reuniting with Families Overseas" (p. 1), "Veteran's Day Tribute" (p. 1), "JACL Board Supports Kaji, Alleged Wrongdoing Repudiated" (pp. 4, 12), and "Nisei of WWII Japan, Manchukuo Speak Out" (pp. 10-11).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-365)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-365)
Black and white photographic print of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Negative ONLC 3185 (ddr-one-1-367).
Couple eating dessert (ddr-one-1-432)
img Couple eating dessert (ddr-one-1-432)
Black and white photographic negative of Ruth (Komachi) Muramatsu and George Muramatsu enjoying a dessert at the end of a long table with chairs stacked up on the table.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-19)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-19)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Left to right: Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, Mary (Nakata) Fujii, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Grace (Sakano) Robbs, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya, Masae “Elsie” (Morita) Onishi, Rose Namba, Jayne (Katada ...
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Balloon Darts (ddr-one-1-90)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Balloon Darts (ddr-one-1-90)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). Group of men watch an unidentified Issei throw a dart. Identified on the far left hand side is Walt Asakawa, sitting behind the dart thrower is Mr. Murahashi, standing on the far right ...
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-242)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-242)
Black and white photographic negative of six Obon dancers posing for the camera with one arm touching their straw hats. From left to right: Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki, Jean (Tsujimura) Takashima, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, and Eddie Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist ...
Picnic (ddr-one-1-696)
img Picnic (ddr-one-1-696)
Black and white photographic negative of an unidentified Nisei woman sitting at a picnic table with her eyes closed.
Bridal Party of Wong/Okazaki wedding (ddr-one-1-130)
img Bridal Party of Wong/Okazaki wedding (ddr-one-1-130)
Original black and white photographic print of Lillian (Wong) Okazaki's bridal party preparing her veil. Bridesmaids left to right: Christine Quan, Dorothy Moe, May (Wong) Oka, and Violet (Wong) Yee.
Picnic (ddr-one-1-59)
img Picnic (ddr-one-1-59)
Color slide of women sitting at a table eating with chopsticks. From left to right: Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, Mrs. Kiyomura, and Jean (Kiyomura) Tamiyasu.
At the Beach (ddr-one-1-611)
img At the Beach (ddr-one-1-611)
Black and white photographic negative of Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida standing on the beach with her hands on her hips.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-20)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-20)
Black and white photographic negative of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Left to right: Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, Mary (Nakata) Fujii, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Grace (Sakano) Robbs, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya, Masae “Elsie” (Morita) Onishi, Rose Namba, Jayne (Katada) Furukawa ...
Concessions at Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-606)
img Concessions at Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-606)
Black and white photographic negative of the concessions table at the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple) Annual Lotus Bazaar, includes a cake walk. Man standing on far left facing the camera is identified as Bukuchi Fujii.
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