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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Two Japanese America girls play (ddr-densho-362-1)
img Two Japanese America girls play (ddr-densho-362-1)
Two Japanese American girls play. One squats on the ground while the other girl stands holding her hands out. A house stands in the background.
Japanese American girl toddler crawling (ddr-densho-362-47)
img Japanese American girl toddler crawling (ddr-densho-362-47)
A girl toddler with pigtails crawls with both hands on the ground. An open field and mountain appears in the background.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 17 (May 4, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 17 (May 4, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-17)
Select article titles: "In Tribute to Sen. Spark Matsunaga: 'Initiated Probably more statues of Benefit to Those of Japanese Ancestry'"(p.1);"JACL Chicago Chapter Supports American Indian Rights"(p.2); "JACL Minidoka Project Memorial to List 73 Names of Nisei War Dead"(p.3); "Okinawan MIS Veteran, Educator, Sen. Inouye's Aide Tells His Story ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 7 (February 16, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 7 (February 16, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-7)
Selected article titles: "Chuman Won't Consider Bid for 2nd Term as President" (p.1), "Cultural, Educational Exchange" (p.1), "Anti-Bias State Law to Be Enforced for Seattle Fair Days" (p.1), "Record Turnout at Twin Cities Issei Testimonial" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 25 (June 17, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 25 (June 17, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-25)
Select article titles: "Future of U.S.-Japan tie torn apart; Kishi calls off Ike's visit" (p. 1); "Nisei leaders among recipients of Japan Centennial awards" (p.7); "History repeating itself; anti-foreign sentiment strong at time of first treaty" (p.8)
Japanese American school children group picture II (ddr-densho-362-22)
img Japanese American school children group picture II (ddr-densho-362-22)
Children gather together for a group photo in front of a building. Children's age around 5-6 years of age.
Japanese American woman with blazer in an open field (ddr-densho-362-44)
img Japanese American woman with blazer in an open field (ddr-densho-362-44)
Picture of a young women wearing a blazer. An open field is in the background.
Japanese American man, woman, and three girls group photo (ddr-densho-362-46)
img Japanese American man, woman, and three girls group photo (ddr-densho-362-46)
A man, woman, and 3 young girls gather together for a group picture in an open field. A crowd of people are in the background.
Two Japanese American girls pose for photo (ddr-densho-362-3)
img Two Japanese American girls pose for photo (ddr-densho-362-3)
Two Japanese American girls sit for a picture with arms around each other.
Four Japanese Americans in an open field (ddr-densho-362-14)
img Four Japanese Americans in an open field (ddr-densho-362-14)
A group of two men and two women stand together near an open field.
Japanese American woman and girl with hat stand together in open field (ddr-densho-362-54)
img Japanese American woman and girl with hat stand together in open field (ddr-densho-362-54)
A young women and girl holding a hat stand together in an open field looking off into the distance.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-52)
Selected article titles: "For Equality In and Under the Law" (p.A1, A3), "Immigration: Abolish Quota System over Five-Year Period" (p.A5-A6), "Japanese Resent Stigma of 1924 Exclusion Act" (p.A8, A10), "Dr. Steve Abe: Psychologist Compares Nisei-Sansei Teenage Relationship" (p.B3-B5, B23), "The Enemy at Guadlcanal" (p.B6, B10, B18), "The Road through the Pasture ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 14 (October 1, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 14 (October 1, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-40)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Civil Rights Agencies Target of Streamlining" (p.1), "Sen. Kuchel Praises Nisei in California during Debate on Immigration Bill, Enters JACL Letter in Congressional Record(p.1, 5), "Week-Long Debate in Senate Deletes Racism in Immigration" (p.1, 3), "200 Naturalized Issei Celebrate Decade of Citizenship at Downtwon L.A. JACL ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 7 (February 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 7 (February 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-7)
Selected article titles: "Warren's 1942 Stand Demanding Evacuation Hit" (p.1), "Agricultural Exploits of Early Day Issei in San Luis Obispo, Watsonville, Role in Monterey Fishing Told History Project" (p.1, 4), "Great Lack of Communication between Nisei and Sansei Note by Psychologists" (p.1), "Utah Governor Signs Mixed Marriage Bill" (p.1), "'Nisei: the ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 22 (November 27, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 22 (November 27, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-48)
Selected article titles: "Hospital Money Plan Endorsed by Chicago JACL for Members; Enrollment Period Underway, Seek 250 Acceptable Applications" (p.1), "Hawaii GI Vote Issue Placed before U.S. Supreme Court" (p.1), "Warn against Racial Stereotypes in Books" (p.1), "Prop. 14 Called Part of Nation-Wide Plan to Roll Back Social Progress of Past Years ...
Portrait of three children (ddr-densho-353-25)
img Portrait of three children (ddr-densho-353-25)
Shigeru, Yuki, and Masu Osawa. Caption in album: "Among the first second-generation Japanese to be born in Seattle were the Osawa children." Their ages and birth years are written on the back.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Yoshi Sato (ddr-one-5-42)
Envelope addressed to Mr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Yoshio Sato at Minidoka. Postmarked November 11, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 15, 42” is written. Along the right edge of the envelope is a white sticker, on the back side of the envelope it reads "U.S.A. 269." Inside the envelope is a letter ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Lois Sato (ddr-one-5-18)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Lois Sato at the Portland Assembely Center. Postmarked Jul 9, 1942. On the left side of the front of the postcard is a red Censored stamp with an unknown signature. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten message from Lois Sato. She writes about ...
Envelope, card, and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope, card, and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-9)
Envelope addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at Fort Missoula from his daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama, in Portland. Postmarked March 7, 1942. In the lower left corner is a purple "EXAMINED" stamp with a cursive D written above in red pencil. On the back the envelope is sealed with a red victory sticker. Inside the envelope is ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-11)
Front of one cent postcard is addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at Fort Sill from his daughter Eva Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 11, 1942. On the back of the postcard Eva writes about the family and first few days at the Portland Assembly Center. Dated May 7, 1942.
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-23)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Aug 28, 1942. Below the postmark “Sept 1 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the postcard is a purple "Censored" stamp. The message on the back of the postcard ...
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
Selected article titles: "Those Seeking Changes in Forms Must Write" (p. 1), "Minidoka Camp Closes 9 Days Ahead of Schedule" (p. 1), "General Stilwell's Action Commended by Secy. Ickes" (p. 2), and "3 Govt. Departments: Remove or Modify Rules for Employment of Nisei" (p. 4).
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