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. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
Select article titles: "Sacrifice of Nisei during bombing of Pearl Harbor told" (p. 1); "Immigration authorities guilty of discrimination in blood test rule" (p. 1); "Bloc voting in Hawaii sensed on mainland unseen by savant" (p. 2); "Canadian Nisei leaders challeneged by Japanese ambassador to cooperate in bettering friendly relations of nations" (p. 3); "Another $1 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 8 (August 23, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 8 (August 23, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-34)
Select article titles: "See Additional Million Dollars For Claimants" (p. 1); "'Family Hardship' Immigration Bill Ok'd by House Committee" (p. 1); "Use of 'Jap' in another children's book protested; public library decides to retain" (p. 1); "Women from foreign nations married to Hawaii men in poll: find large group of unhappy Japanese girls married ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
Selected article titles: "Affirmative Action Programs Limited by Supreme Court" (pp. 1, 12), "JACL Opposes Cuts in Number of Legal Immigrants Allowed" (pp. 1, 5, 12), "Central California Highway to Honor 100/442nd, MIS" (p. 4), "Sgt. John Matsumoto Quiet Saga of WWII Nisei Aerial Gunner" (p. 5), and "Tracing the Jewish-Nisei Connection: Inouye, Vets Reunited ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 9 (November 1-14, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 9 (November 1-14, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-21)
Selected article titles: "Flap: Dallas Editor Disputes Nikkei Sense of 'Concentration Camps'" (pp. 1, 10), "Centennial: Biggest Group of Nikkei Gather for Celebration" (pp. 6, 9), "From the Frying Pan: Is the Nisei Generation Out of Touch?" (p. 8), and "Redress Is No Substitute for Lost Homelands" (pp. 9, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 8 (October 18-31, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 8 (October 18-31, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-20)
Selected article titles: "Immigration Bill Softens Impact of Welfare Reform" (pp. 1, 11), "Congress Passes Land Transfer Bill for Manzanar Site and JA Patriotism Memorial" (p. 1), "MIS Pushes Search for Medal of Honor Awards" (p. 5), and "Personally Speaking: Historic Northern California Nisei Baseball Artifacts on Display" (p. 6).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 22 (July 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-28)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 22 (July 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-28)
Selected article titles: "Status Unchanged as Hunger Strike Enters Ninth Day" (p. 1), "27 Freed; Due Process of Law Not Accorded--Judge" (pp. 1-2), "Obon Cancelled; Rites Held for Deceased Heroes" (p. 3), and "Bi-Ovum Babies Boost Births" (p. 4).
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-403)
img Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-403)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi and her first son, Eddie. Written on the back of the photograph "April 1951"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-238)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-238)
A friend of Hisa Nimura poses while on a trip to Long Beach, California. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept. 7, 1947"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-232)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-232)
Hisa Nimura poses while soaking feet in pool.
Nisei servicemen (ddr-densho-325-365)
img Nisei servicemen (ddr-densho-325-365)
Written on back of photograph "To Hisa, Look at L.A. on the Nov 18 -45 Sincerely Frankie"
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-325-366)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-325-366)
Written on back of photograph "To Hisa [illegible] Frankie"
Father and sons (ddr-densho-325-557)
img Father and sons (ddr-densho-325-557)
Sumito Horiuchi (on far right) with two of his sons. Written beneath the photograph "June 1966"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-257)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-257)
Hisa Nimura and friends pose on front steps of house in California.
Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-284)
img Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-284)
From left to right: Nob Nimura and Ben Motoyama Written on back of photograph "Nob and Ben Nov '47"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-585)
img Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-585)
Hisa and Sumito Horiuchi Written on the back of photograph "Dec. 8, 1979"
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-512)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-512)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi poses with her three sons, Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Postcard from Actress (ddr-densho-325-10)
img Postcard from Actress (ddr-densho-325-10)
A postcard sent to Hisa after she requested a photograph of the actress, Deanna Durbin.
Nisei woman and friend (ddr-densho-325-292)
img Nisei woman and friend (ddr-densho-325-292)
Mrs. Hienz and Hisa Nimura Written on back of photograph "Nov. '47"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-236)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-236)
Hisa Nimura and friends on trip to Long Beach, California. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept 7, 1947"
Nisei man in front of car (ddr-densho-325-183)
img Nisei man in front of car (ddr-densho-325-183)
Written on the photograph "Sumito Horiuchi Jan 3 1941"
Father and son (ddr-densho-325-418)
img Father and son (ddr-densho-325-418)
Sumito Horiuchi and his first son, Eddie. Written on the back of the photograph "1952"
Nisei woman with baby (ddr-densho-325-383)
img Nisei woman with baby (ddr-densho-325-383)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi poses with her first son, Eddie.
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