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. 89, No. 2052 (July 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2052 (July 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-28)
Selected article titles: "Mineta Lauds Nisei MIS Role During WW2 in Pacific Theater" (pp. 1, 7), "Major Cutback in Whaling Approved" (p. 1), "J. William Fulbright Says: Japan Acquires Secret for Humanity: Make Cultural Development, Not War" (p. 2), and "Ex-Kamikaze Pilot Teaches English to Foreign Students at Michigan State" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Know 'First Hand' Agonies of Hostages in Iran" (p. 1), "NHK 'Story of America' Tells Drama of Issei-Nisei-Sansei" (p. 1), "A Background Report: Japan-U.S. Friendship Act: Continued from Last Week" (p. 4), and "YE Editor's Desk: Mexican Nikkei" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 12 (September 17, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 12 (September 17, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-37)
Selected article titles: "JACL Urges Retention of 5th Preference in Immigrant Bill" (p. 1), "Names of Former State Workers Eligible for AB 2710 Released" (pp. 1-2), "Noguchi Begins His Defense" (p. 3), and "From the Frying Pan: Nisei Aging Project in Critical Need" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 11 (September 10, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 11 (September 10, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-36)
Selected article titles: "Mixed Ancestry of Nisei Wk. Queens Is a Topic of Concern" (pp. 1, 3, 8), "Seattle JAs Riled by Column Espousing Anti-Japan Ideas" (pp. 1, 6), "Nagasaki Survivor Seeking Last Hope" (p. 1), and "East Wind: Pacific Citizen: A Free Press" (p. 5).
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-164-16)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-164-16)
Observing the generational shift in camp: Nisei take over the primary roles, while Issei are supporting
Community Picnic (ddr-one-1-374)
img Community Picnic (ddr-one-1-374)
Black and white photographic negative of Nisei sitting on a blanket at a community picnic at Viking Park hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Roy Otsuki, and Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida.
Nisei (ddr-one-1-299)
img Nisei (ddr-one-1-299)
Black and white photographic negative of nine Nisei smiling for the camera indoors. Women from left to right: all unidentified except fifth from the left, Irene (Fujii) Mano. Men back row left to right: unidentified, Yoichi “Cannon” Kitayama, and Shorty Kaga. Man in front: Ned Maeda.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-17)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-17)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Left to right: Grace (Ebihara) Akiyama, Betty Nakashimada, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Nami (Miura) Koida, Masae “Elsie” (Morita) Onishi, Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Betty Ishida, Elsie Okazaki, Agnes (Inouye) Kitayama, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Astuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto ...
Reed College (ddr-one-1-353)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-353)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi leaning against a railing posing for the camera. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Ayame was a student.
Nisei man (ddr-one-1-599)
img Nisei man (ddr-one-1-599)
Black and white photographic negative of an unidentified Nisei man standing in front of a wall.
Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-647)
img Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-647)
Black and white photographic negative of five Nisei sitting on a wall, one standing in front. From left to right: Shig Oka, Betty Nakashimada, Alice (Matsumoto) Ando, Misty (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, and Shig Yuzuriha.
Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-330)
img Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-330)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei girls wearing white gloves, large, fake ears and a newspaper bib inside Epworth United Methodist Church, possibly during the Northwest Methodist Rally. Each girl is also holding a conductor baton. Third girl from the left is identified as Sophie (Tomita) Imai.
Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-645)
img Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-645)
Black and white photographic print of an unidentified Nisei man sitting on a wall in front of a parked car at the Oregon Coast. For negative please see ONLC 4875 (ddr-one-1-646)
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-41)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-41)
Original black and white photographic print of Bridal party standing in front of the alter. Left to right: Tamaye (Fujiwara) Nomi, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, and Lilly (Kobayashi) Irinaga.
Human Pyramid (ddr-one-1-666)
img Human Pyramid (ddr-one-1-666)
Black and white photographic negative of three unidentified Nisei girls forming a human pyramid at the beach.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-7)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-7)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Back Row (left to right): Elsie Okazaki, Anges (Inouye) Kitayama, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Atsuko “Alice” (Matsumoto) Ando, Nami (Miura) Koida, Kimi Wakabayashi, Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Masae “Elsie” (Morita) Onishi, and Betty Nakashimada. Middle Row (left to right): Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida ...
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-21)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-21)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Left to right: Grace (Ebihara) Akiyama, Betty Nakashimada, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Nami (Miura) Koida, Masae "Elsie" (Morita) Onishi, Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Betty Ishida, Elsie Okazaki, Agnes (Inouye) Kitayama, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto ...
YBA Tacoma Baseball Team (ddr-one-1-28)
img YBA Tacoma Baseball Team (ddr-one-1-28)
Black and white photographic negative of a Japanese American baseball team in uniforms that read "YBA". The team has been identified as from Tacoma, Washington. First from the right in the front row: Ted Taniguchi, First from the right in the back row: Stogie Kawabata.
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-314)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-314)
Black and white photographic negative of Susan Shizuko (Yoshida) Kurimoto posing with a tenugui (light cotton towel). Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
Color slide of young men and women filling plates at Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Ben Ishida, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, and Arthur "Art" Ojiro Sasaki.
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