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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Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-260)
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A friend of Hisa Nimura poses next to swimming pool at house in California.
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie's shower Feb. 8, 1948"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-279)
img Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-279)
Written on front of photograph "To Dearest Hisa, Always, Mr. + Mrs Little General" Written on back of photograph " Oct. 5, 1947"
Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-586)
img Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-586)
Written on the back of the photograph "Dec. 8, 1979"
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
Selected article titles: "Government Used Census Data to Intern Nikkei, Says Toland" (pp. 1, 5), "Journalists Trade Views After U.S.-Japan Exchange Program" (p. 2), "East Wind: A 'Rashomon' View of Nisei Week Queens" (p. 5), and "Seattle Church Heads for Japan Museum" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
Select article titles: "Congressional hearings end on use of temporary Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Congressmen to support JACL Nat'l TV protest" (p. 1); "Active Chicagoan Mike Hagiwara dies unexpectedly" (p. 1); "Denver TV stations promis no showing of anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Parents of grade school pupils urged to protest use of 'Firelight Reader ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
Select article titles: "26,000 Japanese War Brides in U.S. Group Told" (p. 1); "Senate Committee Amends Claims Supplemental Appropriation Bill" (p.1 ); "Non-profit groups listed for 1st time as claim awardees" (p. 1); "JACL participates in Memorial Day Rites at Arlington Cemetery; sagging Nisei interest in war dead scored by D.C. JACLers" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 15 (October 11, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 15 (October 11, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-41)
Select article titles: "U.S. Supreme Court Reconvenes, JACL Interested in Three Cases" (p. 1); "40,000 Filipinos in California prospering; race problems minimized" (p. 1); "Percentage of Nisei Marrying Into Other Racial Groups Increasing Over Past Decade in Hawaii" (p. 2); "Army installation named for Nisei hero" (p. 7); "Apathy Toward Sacrifices of Nisei GIs ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 14 (October 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 14 (October 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-40)
Select article titles: "JACL stand on U.S.-Japan argued" (p. 1); "Negro, Japanese in U.S. compared" (p. 1); "JACL files 'amicus' brief supporting Issei in escheal case new in appeal court" (p. 3); "Traditional CL 'hands-off' policy voiced" (p. 5); "Lack of Japanese community media may be good sign, says new Mile-Hi editor" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
Select article titles: "Permanment Stay Offered Skilled Japanese on Temporary Visa" (p. 1); "Curriculum body acts on CL protest of 'Fuzz Young' story" (p. 1); "Claims payment appropriations up for endorsment" (p. 1); "Los Angeles-born Nisei successful in transition to life in Detroit circles" (p. 1); "Calif. pension bill passes Assembly" (p. 1); "Japanese Americans Among ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-43)
Select article titles: "Cemetery Sued. Refuses to Bury Child of Negro" (p. 1); "Supreme Court smashes another Southern attempt to block school desegregation" (p. 1); "Problem of internment of Japanese reported nil" (p. 1); "First Nisei International Convention opens in Tokyo; Kishi welcomes 500 delegates, hopes Nisei can help link nations" (p. 1); "Minority bias in ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 6 (August 9, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 6 (August 9, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-32)
Select article titles: "Matsudaira sorry on acceptance of 'Jap'" (p. 1); "Senate Passes Civil Rights Bill By 72 to 18 Vote" (p. 1); "Amb. Matsudaira's acceptance of word 'Jap' viewed as setback in JACL national campaign to elimiate racial slur" (p. 1); "L.A. consul feels protest 'appropriate'" (p. 2); "New York: Protest Delegation Planned ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 26 (June 28, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 26 (June 28, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-26)
Select article titles: "Administration Civil Rights Bill On Senate Calendar; Fight Looms" (p. 1); "Congress Sends Claims Pay Bill To White House" (p. 1); "Supreme Court asks for new arguments in expatriation case" (p. 1); "Gakuen dissolved, set up scholarship" (p. 1); "Protest Use Of Vested Funds For School Purposes" (p. 2); "Nisei judge warns against ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 2 (July 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 2 (July 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-28)
Select article titles: "House group recommends temp'y farm labor plan be continued: 'No ill effects' on domestic labor market recorded" (p. 1); "JACL Campaign Against Anti-Nisei Films on TV Circularized by NARBT" (p. 1); "Small Claims Court Hears Civil Right Cases" (p. 1); "$86,550 damage suit filed in traffic death of Sakamoto" (p. 1 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 8 (February 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 8 (February 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-8)
Selected article titles: "Deadline seen for claims compromise: Dec. 31, 1958 target date planned as government confers with attorneys" (p. 1); "Anti-Nisei Film on TV Protested by C.L. Offical" (p. 1); I&NS extends alien pre-exam method for status change" (p.1); U.S. admits 5,200 from Japan in 1956, mostly as GI brides" (p. 2); Civil rights legislation urged by JACL as 'most ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
Select article titles: "CL renews Hawaii statehood plea: Far East aspect of U.S. foreign policy would be strengthened by admission" (p. 1); Canadian Nisei patato grower protest dumping of U.S. spud surplus in Canada" (p. 1); "100 Million in Japan by '64 May 'Blow off Roof'" (p. 2); "San Jose-Okayama become sister cities" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 21 (November 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 21 (November 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-47)
Select article titles: "Yen deposit repay ruling reversed by gov't director" (p. 1); "Special session asked to consider civil rights issues" (p. 2); "Issei appreciation" (p. 7); "Pre-exam method to alter alien status widened" (p. 8); "Suspension of deportation applications being accepted" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 57, No. 2 (July 12, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-28)
ds Pacific Citizen, Vol. 57, No. 2 (July 12, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-28)
Selected article titles: "11 State Legislatures Adopt Civil Rights-Type Measures" (pp. 1-2), "Washington Newsletter: Slow Congressional Pace" (p. 2), "Tokyo Topics: Nisei in Japan" (p. 3), and "Rep. Roybal Urges 1963 Commemoration Honoring Japanese American Servicemen" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 25 (June 28, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 25 (June 28, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-25)
Selected article titles: "An Editorial Up Front: Age Discrimination" (p. 1), "2,000 Textbooks Okayed Despite Ethnic Protests" (p. 1), "S.F. Area Asian Americans Face Job Bias, Major Study Reveals" (pp. 1, 3), and "Supreme Court to Review U.S. Ban on Hiring Aliens" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 8 (April 19-May 2, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 8 (April 19-May 2, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-8)
Selected article titles: "From JACL: JACL Calls for Investigation into Beatings of Immigrants Near L.A." (p. 3), "National JACL Finances: Year-End Report 1995 Budget (Unaudited)" (p. 5), and "U.S. Pays 79,895 Redress Claimants, Adds Two Categories" (p. 6), and "Nisei Families 'Starting Over' Subject of New Documentary" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 20 (May 16, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 20 (May 16, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-20)
Select article titles: "Three More Organizations Join Campaign to Kill Detention Act" (p. 1); "Wakamatsu Colony story told" (p. 1); "Five Utahns named judges for Nat'l JACL undergraduate scholarships" (p. 1); "Sansei Students in San Francisco Seek Asians Studies at High School" (p. 1); " Young Adult's View of Hayakawa's Address: A Challenge to ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 1 (July 04,1969) (ddr-pc-41-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 1 (July 04,1969) (ddr-pc-41-27)
Select article titles: "Noguchi optimistic, feels his defense proves case" (p. 1); "Los Angeles-Born Nisei Appointed Air Force Deputy Undersecretary" (p. 3); "'What would have happened if Nisei weren't quiet" (p. 4); "Not a Black Problem" (p. 5); "Time in WRA camps sought as federal service time for federally employed" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 5 (August 01,1969) (ddr-pc-41-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 5 (August 01,1969) (ddr-pc-41-31)
Select article titles: "Tex. Nisei Greets Astronauts of Apollo XI" (p. 1); "Hate mail shows 'Yellow Peril' still feared" (p. 1); "Chief Justice Warren still pursued to apologize for his role in Evacuation" (p. 1); "'Nisei: The Quiet Americans': Controversy Goes to Publisher" (p. 4); "Most Unusual Family: Momiyamas" (p. 6).
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