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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Five Japanese Americans in front of D-C building (ddr-densho-362-15)
img Five Japanese Americans in front of D-C building (ddr-densho-362-15)
Two men, two women, and a child stand together in front of a building with a sign that reads "D-C". The Konishi family lived at 12-11 C.
Japanese American woman and girl walk into the distance (ddr-densho-362-43)
img Japanese American woman and girl walk into the distance (ddr-densho-362-43)
A woman and girl walk up a trail with their backs towards the camera. A long road lays before them.
Group photo of two women, one man, and a young girl (ddr-densho-362-34)
img Group photo of two women, one man, and a young girl (ddr-densho-362-34)
Two women, one man, and a young girl stand in a row for a group photo in an open field. One of the women has long hair and wears a black dress.
Henry Miyatake Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-54)
vh Henry Miyatake Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-54)
Nisei male. Born 1929 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Had some key childhood experiences with discrimination that made him a self-described, "independent thinker," and later, an influential figure in the Japanese American community. While a teenager in camp, he wrote and defended an essay criticizing the United States ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
Select article titles: "De facto segregation in Richmond schools hit" (p. 1); "New Civil Rights Weapon" (p. 2); "Nisei-led Huck Finn outing cited as American democracy in action" (p.3); "A Sansei's Heritage" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 7 (August 12, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 7 (August 12, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-32)
Select article titles: "Li'l Tokio brightens up for Nisei Week" (p. 1); "Anti-riot mood compared with Evacuation era" (p. 1); "Nat'l JACL program attractive to 21-35 age group under study" (p. 1); "In-depth research, future History plans summarized" (p.3); "San Diego Convention Minutes" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 1 (January 7, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 1 (January 7, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-1)
Select article titles: "The Nisei Personality" (p. 1); "Seattle Nisei talk with Negroes" (p. 1); :Japanese viewpoint on U.S. - Japan relations expressed" (p. 2); "442nd Veteran Appointed New Selective Service Director" (p. 4); "Discussion of new immigration law centers on individual labor certificate" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 22, (November 30, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 22, (November 30, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-47)
Select article titles: "Communication Key to Wider World Trade" (p.1); "Elder Nisei Must Help Sansei Search for Identity as Japanese Americans" (p.1); "U.S. Employers May Refuse to Hire Aliens" (p.1); "U.S. Judge Orders Racial Quotas in Hiring Firemen" (p.1); "Nisei Identity Dilemma" (p.2); "Nisei-Invested Aquatic Vehicle Firm Raises $1 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 16 (April 28, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 16 (April 28, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-16)
Selected article titles: "NCWNPDC, CCDC & PSWDC: JACL Concerns Examined at Reno Tri-District Conference" (p. 1), "Go for Broke National Veterans Association Preparing Gala Golden Anniversary Program for 1993 in Washington" (pp. 1, 3), "From the Frying Pan: Japan's Post-War Success: The Nisei Connection" (p. 4), and "Grassroots Forum: Speculation on JACL's Future" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 20 (May 26, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 20 (May 26, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-20)
Selected article titles: "Nakanishi May Pursue Other Legal Avenues" (pp. 1-2), "Historic Focus on Japanese Women: Museum Embarks on Oral History Project as Backdrop for Photos from 3 Generations" (pp. 2, 8), and "In Recognition of Quality Medical Care, Despite Hardship and Race Prejudice: Nisei Physicians: Fujikawa, Shigekawa, Yamazaki" (pp. 4-5).
Henry Miyatake Interview VI (ddr-densho-1000-58)
vh Henry Miyatake Interview VI (ddr-densho-1000-58)
Nisei male. Born 1929 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Had some key childhood experiences with discrimination that made him a self-described, "independent thinker," and later, an influential figure in the Japanese American community. While a teenager in camp, he wrote and defended an essay criticizing the United States ...
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