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. 81, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-50)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-12, B 1-12, C 1-12, D 1-12, and E 1-6. Selected article titles: "Samurai of the Wine Country" (pp. A-1, C-1, C-5, C-8, C-10-D-1), "The Forgotten Nisei" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-5, A-8), "Tokie Was Naturalized 'Twice'" (pp. A-10, B-4), "Anti-Nisei Discrimination in the Mormon State" (pp. B-10-B-11), and "WW2 Gov't ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 11 (December, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 11 (December, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-23)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-18, B 1-80, and A 19-40. Selected article titles: "Comfort in the Changing Face of Asian America" (pp. A8, A15), "Bleaching the Issei and Nisei: Threats to Identity and Memory in the Third Millennium" (pp. A12, A15), "Towards a New Millennium Without Colonies" (B2-B3, B6), and "The Millennium: A History ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 3 (August 2-15, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 3 (August 2-15, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-15)
Selected article titles: "JACL, Nisei Veterans Speak to Manzanar Historic Site Panel" (pp. 1, 5), "Bill Would Bar Critical Aid to Legal Immigrants" (pp. 1, 11), "Youth: A Day in the Life of a JACL Intern" (pp. 9, 12), and "Very Truly Yours: Nisei Week: More Than Three Generations Old" (pp. 9, 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 24 (December 13, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 24 (December 13, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-50)
Select article titles: "Vice-Pres. Nixion Presents Falg for Momita Memorial Pole" (p. 1); "New York City bans housing bias" (p. 1); "First war bride to marry American GI to be first to bring parents to U.S." (p. 2); "L.A. County Supervisors support ruling" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-6)
Selected article titles: "Nisei hopes for U.S.-Japan ties told to new envoy Masaoka confers with MacArthur II, newly U.S. ambassador to Japan" (p. 1); "See boost in Japan quota of immigrants" (p. 1); "Masaoka to speak at Philadelphia fete" (p. 1); "JACL urges early enactment of civil rights bill this session" (p. 1 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 21 (May 24, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 21 (May 24, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-21)
Select article titles: "Hearings on temporary Japanese farm labor program completed in Washington; Labor Dep't, labor groups and JACL testifies" (p. 1); "Min Yasui's father dies in Portland, was 70" (p. 1); "JACL-COJAEC lists names of awardees ready to be paid by next appropriation measure; more names to appear" (p. 1); "'Teahouse' production earns ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 13 (March 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 13 (March 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-13)
Select article titles: "JACL seeks deletion of 'Fuzz Young' text, use of 'Japs' may bias children" (p. 1); "First Japanese PW Taken in WW2 Found Working For Car Firm" (p. 1); "Nat'l Campaign on Anti-Nisei TV-Films Opens" (p. 1); "Hearing dates for Hawaii statehood set in both Houses" (p. 1); San Francisco 'Nipponmachi' suffers light ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 12 (March 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 12 (March 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-12)
Select article titles: "Japan Actor to Visit Hollywood, Aided stranded Nisei during War" (p. 1); "Simplified form for renunciant now at I&NS" (p.1); "Purple Heart veteran steals ring; nets $10, but faces 15-yr. prison term" (p. 3); "Busy start for Monterey Peninsula CL, auxiliary and Boy Scouts calendared" (p. 5); "Permanent home for Korean tyke sought by ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
Select article titles: "TV Critic says Anti-Nisei Films Should be Junked" (p. 1); Aliens seeking adjustment of residence status allowed trips to U.S. possessions; Japanese circus performer can visit Hawaii" (p. 1); Library Named in Memory of Ex-Calif. Issei" (p. 2); "U.S.-Japan gov't cooperation assured for Nisei businessman's international confab" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 3 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 3 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-29)
Select article titles: "Almost 20,000 Mainland Issei Naturalized Within Past Decade" (p. 1); "Senate Takes Up Civil Rights Bill, 71-18 Vote" (p. 1); "Washington JACL Office analyses House Subcommittee report on Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Lonely airman's Japanese wife recovers from suicide attempt; steps to regain custody of children stirs interest in Kansas ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 5 (August 2, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 5 (August 2, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-31)
Select article titles: "Protest envoy acceptance of 'Jap' Text of 'Night Beat' interview on use of word 'Jap': Ambassador Matsudaira doesn't care; professor dislikes term" (p. 1); "JACL calls on senators to reject further substantive change to civil rights bill; 'heart of House-passed measure cut out" (p. 1); "Dinner honoring ex-Gov. Sprague set for Aug ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 12 (September 20, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 12 (September 20, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-38)
Select article titles: "Pasadenan thanks JACL for assisit in fighting racial bias" (p. 1); "State Dep't Begins Issuance of Visas Under New Immigration Law" (p. 1); "JACL Attends 12th Nat'l Confab on Citizenship at Nation's Capital" (p. 8); "Case studies of 1952 immigration law show up family hardship, to be in book" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 5 (February 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 5 (February 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-5)
Selected article titles: "JACL's seven point legislative program for 85th Congress bard Larger quotas for Japan, speed up on claims program among JACL objectives" (p. 1); "Race Discrimination report submitted to Washington Governor" (p.1); "Protest against Dr. Sammy Lee moving to Santa Ana change to welcome signs" (p. 1); "Nisei killed in air crash ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 3 (January 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 3 (January 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-3)
Selected article titles: "Garden Grove citizen group protests purchase of home by naval officer" (p. 1); "Refugees from Hungary Aided by Oregon Nisei" (p. 1); Over 3,500 Japanese Admitted to U.S. Under Refugee Relief Act" (p. 1); "Yas Abiko critically injured in auto acciedentl doctors report condition fair" (p. 1); "Future of Far East ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 26 (December 27, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 26 (December 27, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-52)
Select article titles: "Nixon invites Clers to attend employment meet" (p. 1); "Nisei veteran groups, JACL president protest showing of 'Air Force on TV" (p. 1); "Chinese Canadian legislator sees trade as start of winning China back to West" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 20 (November 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 20 (November 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-46)
Select article titles: "PSW Clers explore Japan-U.S. relations" (p. 1); "Name Six to New Civil Rights Commission" (p. 1); "JACL Policy Statement on International Relations" (p. 1); "Nisei can be elected to U.S. Congress, Rep. Saund believes" (p. 8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 16 (October 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 16 (October 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-42)
Select article titles: "JACL in fight for right of association NAACP issue before U.S. Supreme Court to rule on basic rights of organizations" (p. 1); "Farm Laborers Being Returned, Refuse Contract" (p. 1); "Death of JACL leader Harry Miyake cited as example for Social Security benefits; family to get $200 per month" (p. 3); "Soldier-brides ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 13 (September 27, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 13 (September 27, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-39)
Select article titles: "Author Gwen Terasaki Urges Nisei Serve As U.S.-Japan 'Bridge'" (p. 1); "Japanese request for continuing U.S. importation of temporary farm workers hinges on special gov't survey; no decision yet" (p. 1); "Justice Dep't okays 72 claims in August" (p. 2); "Formation of Nisei Voters League in San Francisco ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 7 (February 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 7 (February 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-7)
Selected article titles: "Justice Dep't officals to visit West Coast to investigate claims" (p. 1); "Dr. Rusch decorated at Embassy for promoting Japanese American friendship" (p. 1); "Rev. Kano retires from active ministry among Japanese in Nebraska; helped Issei with Americanization instructions" (p. 2); "Brotherhood Week program in L.A. set" (p. 3); "JACL joins ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 5 (August 4, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 5 (August 4, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-31)
Selected article titles: "Column Left: Issei Story Data" (p. 1), "Issei Story Project Moving Along All Fronts" (p. 1), and "Los Angeles Newsletter: Nisei Week Is Here!" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 17 (April 25, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 17 (April 25, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-17)
Select article titles: "Sansei confront Warren, still refused to apologize" (p. 1); "Nixon appoints Nisei to Justice Dept. posts" (p. 1); "Monument stone being moved to dedication site" (p. 1); "Saturday Nihongo school continues to grow, 300 per cent in three years" (p. 1); "UNO summarizes CLCH conference" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 6 (February 8, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 6 (February 8, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-6)
Selected article titles: "Director's Report: Agenda for Interim Board Meeting in L.A. Disclosed" (pp. 1-2), "Washington Newsletter: Sen. Inouye's Maiden Speech Defends His Views on Cloture" (pp. 1-2), "New Challenge for Nisei" (p. 2), and "Aims, Objectives of Japanese History Project Explained by Dr. Miyakawa at San Francisco" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 20 (March 18, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-7)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 20 (March 18, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-7)
"Fort Denies GI's in Town Saturday Night" (p. 1), "Pay Differences Peril Continuance of Salmon Industry" (p. 1), "Most Japanese Unaffected by Deportation Rule" (p. 2)
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