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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Yosh Nakagawa Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-172-5)
vh Yosh Nakagawa Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-172-5)
Observations of parents' relationship: no overt signs of affection
Roger Shimomura Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-142-15)
vh Roger Shimomura Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-142-15)
Parents' and grandparents' values: disagreements about interracial dating
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 15 (October 7, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 15 (October 7, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-40)
Select article titles: "Nisei G-2 exploits in WW2 still classified: Mashbir" (p. 1); "De facto segregation in L.A. schools charged by United Civil Righters" (p. 1); "White and Negro vs. Orientals" (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 25 (December 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 25 (December 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-50)
Select article titles: "Issei urged to save documents" (p. 1); "Bill Marutani going South again to work in civil rights cases, Satow says" (p. 1); "Nisei for Home Visits sought" (p. 1).
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. 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.
Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-143)
img Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-143)
Written on the front of the photograph is "Dearest Sumito [illegible] Hisa" and written on the back is "Feb. '48".
Japanese American families (ddr-densho-325-449)
img Japanese American families (ddr-densho-325-449)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi at the far right with her second son, Raymond in her lap. Her older son, Eddie is second from right. Written on back of the photograph "Sept. 5, '53".
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-241)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-241)
Friend of Hisa Nimura poses on front steps of house in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 '47 Pasadena"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-350)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-350)
Written on back of photograph "Sept 25 '47 Pasadena"
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