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. 44, No. 22 (May 31, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 22 (May 31, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-22)
Select article titles: "House Approves Supplemental Appropriations Bill to Pay 1,300 Claimants over $1,600,000 By Summer" (p. 1); "YWCA director who befriended Japanese in Salt Lake during war years to retire" (p. 1); "Renunciants urged to file Form N-576 as soon as possible to secure administrative review of validity of own action" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-44)
Select article titles: "Col. Rasmussen recalls Gettysburg speech at Arlington rites for Nisei war dead" (p. 1); "Supreme court hears arguments on nishikawa citizenship case" (p. 1); "No need of mass evacuation in wartime in future, Myer says" (p. 3); Canadian Nisei protest filming of anti-Nisei film over upstate new York TV station by writing to ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 25 (June 21, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 25 (June 21, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-25)
Select article titles: "1st Nisei Voted Mayor of City in Orange County" (p. 1); "Senate Leaders Urged by JACL To Place Civil Rights Bill Ok'd by House on Calendar, By-Passed Committee" (p. 1); "1st Oriental descent Canada member of parliament elected" (p. 1); "NARTB invited to join JACL campaign to help rid anti-Nisei movies on ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 1, (July 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 1, (July 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-27)
Select article titles: "East L.A. athletes dominate at 6th annual Relays; five records broken, one tied" (p. 1); "President Signs $2-Million Bill For Evacuees" (p. 1); "Monthly social security benefits payable to Issei visiting or residing in Japan" (p. 1); "Whereabouts sought by Justice Dep't of 72 missing claimants" (p. 1); "'Miracle man' astounding ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 4 (January 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 4 (January 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-4)
Selected article titles: "Builders using gov't financing sued for race bias in selling tract homes" (p. 1); "Eisenhower urges statehood for Hawaii & Alaska" (p.1); "Japan refugee returns home after year stay in California, in Uncle Sam uniform" (p. 1); "Nisei opera soloist set for S.F. season" (p. 2); "Temporary farm worker program extended for Mexicans ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 14 (April 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 14 (April 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-14)
Select article titles:"Video Stations Agree With JACL Suggestions" (p. 1); "Nisei Victimized by Bandit Curious For Robbery by Daylight" (p. 1); "Street names for Japanese American to stay, despite objections" (p. 1); "Anti-trust suit to prevent block-booking of films for TV welcomed by JACL; may lift excuse to show anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Actor Haswgawa ...
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-237)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-237)
A friend of Hisa Nimura posing next to their car. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept 7, 1947"
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-496)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-496)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi stands with her three sons, Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-455)
img Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-455)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi with her oldest son, Eddie.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-275)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-275)
Hisa Nimura and friend pose on rock outcropping. Written on back of photograph "Oct '47"
Terminal Island Wharf (ddr-densho-325-234)
img Terminal Island Wharf (ddr-densho-325-234)
Written on back of photograph "Terminal Island's Wharf Sept 7, 1947". The photograph was taken on a trip to Terminal Island, California, Hisa Nimura took with her friends.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-242)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-242)
Hisa Nimura and friend pose in front of palm trees in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 Pasadena"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-261)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-261)
Hisa Nimura poses next to swimming pool in backyard of California house.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-385)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-385)
Written on the back of the photograph "No. 13 Hisa + Sumito O'Bon Festival Aug. 19, 1951 - San Mateo"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-262)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-262)
Friend of Hisa Nimura poses next to swimming pool diving board.
Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-143)
img Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-143)
Written on the front of the photograph is "Dearest Sumito [illegible] Hisa" and written on the back is "Feb. '48".
Japanese American families (ddr-densho-325-449)
img Japanese American families (ddr-densho-325-449)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi at the far right with her second son, Raymond in her lap. Her older son, Eddie is second from right. Written on back of the photograph "Sept. 5, '53".
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