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. 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. 61, No. 8 (August 20, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 8 (August 20, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-34)
Selected article titles: "Los Angeles Riot Heaps Nisei Business with $1 Million Loss" (p.1), "Orange County Nisei Protest Filming of Nisei Traitor Story" (p.1, 3), "Agenda for Youth Delegates Announced" (p.1), "House Immigration Bill" (p.2), "History Project: Issei Innkeepers of Seattle" (p.3, 5), "Nisei Progress in Brazil Recorded" (p.3), "Open ...
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-69)
Letter to Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his wife, Teru Koyama, dated Sept. 1, 1943. In the upper left corner is an "EXAMINED" stamp. The letter is brown and has a water stain along the right side. In the letter Teru updates Kei on their friends' situations in Minidoka: several had children leave for jobs outside or ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-52)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama, at Minidoka. In place of postage “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in the upper right hand corner. Postmarked Apr. 18, 1943. In the upper center of the envelope “4/30-43” is written in red pencil. Along the left edge ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-56)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jun 15, 1943. To the left of the postmark “6/21/43” is written in red pencil. In the lower left corner is an upside down "Examined" stamp. The back of the postcard is dated ...
Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Miriam Kiyo Koyama and William Koyama (ddr-one-5-28)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his children, William Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Sep 11, 1942. To the left of the postmark “Sept 14, 42” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope are two letters ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-71)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Sep 13, 1943. In place of postage, “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in the upper right corner. Along the top “9/20-43” is written in red pencil. Inside the envelope is a letter dated Sept ...
Wading, careful! (ddr-csujad-11-111)
img Wading, careful! (ddr-csujad-11-111)
Photographed are two women, most likely Yonk and Tazu Kawamoto, wading in a river. The caption reads, "Careful!" From page 41 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_41_002
Ladies on Sunday (ddr-csujad-11-20)
img Ladies on Sunday (ddr-csujad-11-20)
The caption reads, "It happened one Sunday..." A group of women pose together on the street. From page 10 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_10_003
Invitation to the Japan Day celebration (ddr-csujad-11-54)
img Invitation to the Japan Day celebration (ddr-csujad-11-54)
An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Commissioner General of Japan, to Miss Tazu Kawamoto for the Japan Day celebration on Treasure Island. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_21_001
Saye (ddr-csujad-11-115)
img Saye (ddr-csujad-11-115)
Photographed is a woman identified as Saye [Saye Selly Kawamoto?]. From page 43 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_43_002
At the Fair (ddr-csujad-11-15)
img At the Fair (ddr-csujad-11-15)
Three women identified as Miyoshi, Yone, and Taz [Tazu Kawamoto] are pictured together. From page 8 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_08_001
Funny (ddr-csujad-11-45)
img Funny (ddr-csujad-11-45)
The captions read "Funny" and "N.A.Y.B.A. [North America Youth Basketball Association?] Prep Committee Outing." The outing took place on Treasure Island. From page 18 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_18_004
Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-122)
img Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (ddr-csujad-11-122)
Photographed are three people visiting the Mission San Jose de Guadalupe located in Fremont, California. From page 45 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_45_003
Sophie Abe (ddr-csujad-11-134)
img Sophie Abe (ddr-csujad-11-134)
A photograph of Sophie Abe and Tazu Kawamoto taken aboard the S.S. Kamakura Maru off the coast of San Francisco. From page 49 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_49_002
Kay Yamaguchi (ddr-csujad-11-123)
img Kay Yamaguchi (ddr-csujad-11-123)
A portrait of Kay Yamaguchi in formal wear. She addresses this photograph to, "Dearest Tazu." From page 46 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_46_001
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. 58, Vol. 23 (June 5, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 23 (June 5, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-23)
Selected article titles: "Dirksen Amendments Specified for Civil Rights Bill Disclosed" (p.1), "Nisei Church Council Supports Campaign against Initiative" (p.1) "Iowan Senator Looms as Key GOP Figure Opposing Civil Rights Bill" (p.1-2), "Mumbo Jumbo of Quotas" (p.2), "Public Service and Politics" (p.2), "Ann Arbor Judge Invalidates City Fair Housing Law" (p ...
The Fujino girls in front of the Waldon Hotel (ddr-densho-353-217)
img The Fujino girls in front of the Waldon Hotel (ddr-densho-353-217)
A note on the back identifies the girls as Matsuko, Akiko, and Hideko.
Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Koyama family (ddr-one-5-1)
White envelope addressed to Mr. Kei Koyama in Missoula, Montana, from the Koyama family in Portland. The envelope is postmarked December 31, 1941. A purple "CENSORED" stamp is on the front of the envelope. Inside the envelope are three letters from Kei's daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama; his son, William Koyama; and his wife, Teru Koyama ...
Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Koyama (ddr-one-5-37)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, and daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama. Postmarked October 6, 1942. To the left of the postmark “Oct 11, 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp from Camp Livingston. Inside the envelope are ...
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Lois (ddr-one-5-48)
Seven page letter to Kei Koyama from Lois at Minidoka dated March 8, 1943. The pages are thin and have water damage. The letter talks about religion (Buddhism and Christianity), the different between Nisei and Kibei, and many other topics about daily life at Minidoka.
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-38)
Letter dated Oct 5, 1942, to Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his daughter, Eva Koyama. In the letter Eva writes about life at Minidoka: Shin came to visit, school is starting soon, Mr. Mita's funeral, lunch, and Girl Scouts. Eva sends her regards to Dr. Tanaka and Mr. Ikeya.
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