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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Nisei (1563)

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MISLS album 1946 (ddr-csujad-1-208)
doc MISLS album 1946 (ddr-csujad-1-208)
An album of the Military Intelligence Service Language School. It depicts the operation, training, life, and activities at the schools of Presidio San Francisco and Savage and Fort Snelling Minnesota, and also includes the description of the oversee campaign in the Pacific where MIS solders served. The names of MISLS graduates from three schools are listed. ...
Community Analysis Notes, no. 1, January 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-84)
doc Community Analysis Notes, no. 1, January 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-84)
Titled as: From a Nisei who said "No." Account by an unnamed Community Analyst at Manzanar of the "life experience and viewpoints" influencing a young man's "No" response to the Army registration form's Question 28. The account stems from the analyst's notes, reproduced verbatim, from an exchange between the young man and the Hearing Board authorized ...
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is probably written in Italy where Makoto is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier and mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. He regrets not being able to write to his father for a long time because he ...
Letter from George Yamanaka to Mr. Masao Okine, November 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-177)
doc Letter from George Yamanaka to Mr. Masao Okine, November 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-177)
A letter from George Yamanaka to his cousins, Masao, Makoto, and Dorothy Okine. He expresses his appreciation for having met them and his interest in being in touch with them in the future. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_22_001
[Masao Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-340)
img [Masao Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-340)
A photograph of Masao Okine in the U.S. military uniform standing in front of the tank monument to the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_011_002
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
A photograph of Dorothy Ai Okine dressing in kimono and wearing a crown. It is taken during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Higashi Honganji Rafu Betsuin. Placed on a paper photo frame. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album," page 2 (csudh_oki_0300). See this object in the California State Universities ...
[Photograph of the Okine family] (ddr-csujad-5-319)
[Photograph of the Okine family] (ddr-csujad-5-319)
Photographed are Makoto, Seiichi, and Masao Okine standing in front of their car which was purchased before the forced removal and incarceration. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 5. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_005_002
Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes about Mrs. Yamasaki who she has run into at an event hosted by the Chicago Buddhist Church. Mrs. Yamasaki appears to be a former incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 29, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-174)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 29, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-174)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Ayame reports to them that Masao and she has arrived at Lodi, California to meet the Tanimotos, who are Ayame's parents. In the letter, Ayame writes about her plan to spend a few days in Lodi and visit the Okines soon after. The arrival ...
Letter from Takashi Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-207)
doc Letter from Takashi Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-207)
A letter from Edwin Takashi Matsuura to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He gives appreciation for the gift of grapefruits and congratulates the Okines' son, Masao, on the birth of his first child. He also reminisces about his visit to the Okines' place last year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
[Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-35)
img [Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-35)
A group photograph including five Japanese American women. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_020
Letters from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, December 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-185)
doc Letters from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, December 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-185)
Contains one envelope, two letters written by Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, one note, and one Japanese yen bill. All are enclosed in the same envelope and mailed by Masao Okine from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
[Japanese American women, car] (ddr-csujad-5-52)
img [Japanese American women, car] (ddr-csujad-5-52)
A color negative. Photographed are two Japanese American women standing in front of a car. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_006
[Japanese American women, car] (ddr-csujad-5-54)
img [Japanese American women, car] (ddr-csujad-5-54)
A color negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman siting in a car. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_008
[Japanese Americans women] (ddr-csujad-5-31)
img [Japanese Americans women] (ddr-csujad-5-31)
A photograph of two Japanese American women. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_016
Masao's check application number (ddr-csujad-5-83)
doc Masao's check application number (ddr-csujad-5-83)
Notes probably written by Seiichi Okine recording the military family allowance application number. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_21_002
Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
doc Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
A letter from Hatsuno Hotty Befu to her brother Masao Okine. She talks about her friend, Mary Hidaka, and her family in Boyle Heights, California. She also writes about her plan during the holiday seasons. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_20_001
[Okine family] (ddr-csujad-5-316)
img [Okine family] (ddr-csujad-5-316)
Photographed are Makoto at age 20, Hatsuno Hotty at age 17, Dorothy Ai at age 9, Seiichi at age 63, Tomeyo at age 55, and Masao at age 21 standing in front of their car which was purchased before the forced removal and incarceration. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 4. See ...
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