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Kibei

Kibei is the term for the generation of Nisei born in the U.S. but sent to Japan for education. When in Japan, the Kibei lived with grandparents or other relatives while their parents remained in the U.S. to work. Kibei often struggled to fit in both in Japan, where they were viewed as outsiders, and the U.S., where they were considered "too Japanese" by their Nisei peers. Because of their knowledge of both cultures and languages, the Kibei in particular were targeted by the government as "disloyal" during World War II. Ironically, the Kibei were heavily recruited for the Military Intelligence Service because of their linguistic abilities.

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[Some reactions to selective service: Tule Lake] (ddr-csujad-2-58)
doc [Some reactions to selective service: Tule Lake] (ddr-csujad-2-58)
Report on selective service reactions at Tule Lake Camp. Report discusses Japanese identity compared to American identity, especially for the Nisei, repatriation requests, and draft evasion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0058
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
doc Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
Oral history interview with Ruth Okuye Ihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_IHARA_RUTH
Jane Tomeko Sugimura (ddr-csujad-8-68)
doc Jane Tomeko Sugimura (ddr-csujad-8-68)
Oral history interview with Jane Tomeko Sugimura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sugimura, Jane Tomeko
Heiji and Chiyoko Kurakawa (ddr-csujad-8-34)
doc Heiji and Chiyoko Kurakawa (ddr-csujad-8-34)
Oral history interview with Heiji and Chiyoko Kurakawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kurakawa, Heiji and Chiyoko
Request for certificate [English translation] (ddr-csujad-12-13)
doc Request for certificate [English translation] (ddr-csujad-12-13)
English translation of the certificate. The original certificate in Japanese is found in item: csudh_tsu_0012. This certificate was requested by Tsugitada Kanamori, addressed to Nakao Ito, the Mayor of Yokohama City Naka Ward, to certify that Yoshiro Okubo is a welfare commissioner at Bojyo-kai Fifth District. Nakao Ito certifies that the information provided, namely that Yoshiro ...
Recipt from Okubo Phamacy Co., in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-17)
doc Recipt from Okubo Phamacy Co., in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-17)
This half-sheet of paper certifies that Tsugitada Kanamori was sold four different drugs from the Okubo Pharmany Co., in Yokohama, Japan. English translation of this document is found in item: csudh_tsu_0018. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_06_006
Community analysis report, no. 8, January 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-19-58)
doc Community analysis report, no. 8, January 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-19-58)
This issue is titled as Japanese Americans educated in Japan. The document describes about what happened to the children who grew up in California for a while, then went to school in Japan and finally returned back to California. It emphasizes on what effect did living and growing up in two such different places have on ...
Jap relocation probe begins, June 28, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-60)
doc Jap relocation probe begins, June 28, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-60)
The document describes the investigation of conditions in the incarceration camps in the West. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-14_01
Ukichi Taenaka, Waseda University (ddr-csujad-25-277)
img Ukichi Taenaka, Waseda University (ddr-csujad-25-277)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of Ukichi Taenaka and his classmates of Waseda University taken during the trip to Mount Mihara Desert, Izu Oshima, Japan. Caucasian participants are included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_006
Ukichi Taenaka, gravestone (ddr-csujad-25-281)
img Ukichi Taenaka, gravestone (ddr-csujad-25-281)
A page from the Taenaka family album. Pasted on the page are three photographs including Ukichi Taenaka's gravestone, who died in July 1940. The photographs of the gravestone appear to be taken in post-war Japan. Also include Ukichi Taenaka's wife and son. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_010
Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-79)
img Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-79)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka, Kamie Taenaka, Ukichi Taenaka [?], and Yaeko Taenaka [?], posing in a sugar beet farm. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads: Nov. 20, 1942, Mr. McMorrow's farm, Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Domain of Neptunus Rex (ddr-csujad-25-127)
doc Domain of Neptunus Rex (ddr-csujad-25-127)
A certificate for line-crossing ceremony issued on a US Navy ship during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_072
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-66)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-66)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm and a helmet. He poses, standing in front of the house where probably his parents reside in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_008
Ukichi Taenaka's family, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-284)
img Ukichi Taenaka's family, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-284)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are twelve photographs of Ukichi Taenaka's wife and son in Japan. Also include Toshikuni Taenaka in US military uniform. The photographs are most likely taken in the late 1940s during the occupation of Japan when Toshikuni Taenaka is deployed. See this object in the ...
Toshikuni Taenaka, ukulele] (ddr-csujad-25-97)
img Toshikuni Taenaka, ukulele] (ddr-csujad-25-97)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. He poses, playing the Ukulele. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_039
Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
img Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia. It was most likely taken in 1934 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_002
Ukichi Taenaka's family, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-283)
img Ukichi Taenaka's family, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-283)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are ten photographs of Toshikuni Taenaka, Ukichi Taenaka's wife and son, and other the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. Toshikuni Taenaka wears the US military uniform. The photographs are taken most likely in the late 1940s during the occupation of Japan when Toshikuni Taenaka is ...
Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
img Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of Japanese students. It appears to be a commencement of Waseda University taken in front of Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall, Tokyo, Japan between 1938 and 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-92)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-92)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and his family. Includes Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform, his parents, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, his sisters, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko, and his nephews and niece. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's family resides. See this object in the ...
Ukichi Taenaka, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-275)
img Ukichi Taenaka, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-275)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs of Ukichi Taenaka taken around 1938 in Japan. Also includes: Kamie, Yaeko, Toshikuni and Chiyoko. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_004
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-124)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-124)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and another Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform. They pose standing outside. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_066
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-87)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-87)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and his family. Includes Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform, his parents, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, his sisteres, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko, as well as most likely his nephews and niece. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's family resides. See ...
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-108)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-108)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_050
Toshikuni Taenaka, Camp Savage, Minnesota (ddr-csujad-25-113)
img Toshikuni Taenaka, Camp Savage, Minnesota (ddr-csujad-25-113)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, reading a magazine. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_055
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