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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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Fred Hashimoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-4)
doc Fred Hashimoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-4)
Oral history interview with Fred Hashimoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HASHIMOTO_FRED
Fred and Setsu Hirasuna interview (ddr-csujad-6-6)
doc Fred and Setsu Hirasuna interview (ddr-csujad-6-6)
Oral history interview with Fred and Setsu Hirasuna. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIRASUNA_FRED_AND_SETSU
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. 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 Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. 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 Kubota, John
Japanese in Our Midst (ddr-csujad-19-50)
doc Japanese in Our Midst (ddr-csujad-19-50)
This is an article from the magazine "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1943 which provides a detailed description about the large number of Japanese American people settled in "permanent relocation centers" on the West Coast. It also talks about the distinction between citizen and non-citizen among "the Japanese evacuees." See this object in the California State Universities ...
Post Photo Shop's order envelop (ddr-csujad-25-126)
doc Post Photo Shop's order envelop (ddr-csujad-25-126)
An envelope to order film developing. The order is filled by Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_068
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-65)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-65)
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, siting on the deck of the house, which is probably the place where his parents reside in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-112)
img Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-112)
A photograph of a Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform. He poses, crouching and feeding pigeons. 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_054
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka and Yaeko Taenaka [?] in McMorrow's sugar beet farm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_025
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-82)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-82)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army service uniform with a metal eagle insignia hat. He poses with his nephew. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where his parents reside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_024
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-89)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-89)
A photograph of Ukichi Taenaka [?], a brother of Toshikuni Taenaka who is a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. He is harvesting sugar beets in McMorrow's farm, Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_031
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform with gas mask (ddr-csujad-25-70)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform with gas mask (ddr-csujad-25-70)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with a gas mask. 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_012
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-121)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-121)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with a helmet. He poses, standing in front of the house where his parents most likely reside in Brighton, Colorado. The same image is found: ucsb_jia_0064. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_063
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army combat uniform (ddr-csujad-25-59)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army combat uniform (ddr-csujad-25-59)
A photograph of Toshikuni Tanenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army combat uniform with Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) insignia on the arm and a helmet. 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_001
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-75)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-75)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. He poses, siting on a bed probably in Camp Savage Military Intelligence Service Language School Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_017
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-119)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-119)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) insignia on the arm and another Japanese American soldier in US Army service uniform. They pose standing outside. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-74)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-74)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_016
Toshikuni Taenaka and Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-106)
img Toshikuni Taenaka and Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-106)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. He poses in US Army service uniform with his mother, Kamie Taenaka. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where his parents reside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_048
Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-118)
img Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-118)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. He poses, placing his arm on a fire extinguisher. 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_060
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-69)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-69)
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 performs military hand salute in front of the house where probably his parents reside in Brighton, Colorado. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0122. See this object in the ...
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-122)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-122)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with a helmet. He poses, standing in front of the house where probably his parents reside in Brighton, Colorado. The same image is found: ucsb_jia_0069. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_064
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-61)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-61)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in the US Army service uniform with a metal eagle insignia hat and Private First Class insignia on the arm. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads: Sept, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_003
Ukichi Taenaka and his wife (ddr-csujad-25-279)
img Ukichi Taenaka and his wife (ddr-csujad-25-279)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are fifteen photographs of Ukichi Taenaka and his wife taken in Japan probably between 1938 and 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_008
Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka, education in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-276)
img Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka, education in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-276)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are six photographs of Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka taken in Japan when they returned to Japan for education. Depict that Ukichi and Toshikuni are wearing Japanese school uniforms, perhaps Waseda University's uniforms. The photographs are probably taken between 1934 and 1939. See this object ...
Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-278)
img Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-278)
A page of an album containing the Taenaka family photographs. Pasted on the page are two photographs of Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka taken in Japan when they return to Japan for education. Also include the local Japanese, probably the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
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