Japanese American identity

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Japanese American identity (428)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Americans of Japanese ancestry, Buddhahead, Japanese American Hibakusha, Kotonk

428 items
Japanese American on motorcycle (ddr-densho-325-129)
img Japanese American on motorcycle (ddr-densho-325-129)
A Japanese American sitting on a motorcycle with a shirt printed with "Orange County Judo".
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-317)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-317)
Hisa Nimura poses with her sled. Written on back of photograph "Dec '47"
Japanese American man and woman (ddr-densho-325-591)
img Japanese American man and woman (ddr-densho-325-591)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi sitting with unidentified Japanese American man.
Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
doc Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
Four-paged draft letter by the NCRR. There is a place at the end for a signature but it is not signed.
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-8)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-8)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-222-24)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-222-24)
Getting involved with the "wrong crowd" as an adolescent: feeling angry about being Japanese American
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-139-29)
vh Kara Kondo Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-139-29)
Impact of mass removal on the Wapato Japanese community; a sergeant in charge of removal expresses sympathy, but "it was his job"
Ruby Inouye Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-143-9)
vh Ruby Inouye Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-143-9)
Emerging awareness of ethnic differences in grade school; father's emphasis on education
May Y. Namba Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-171-27)
vh May Y. Namba Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-171-27)
Having children and helping them cope with issues of ethnic identity
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-125-6)
Impact of incarceration experience on personal identity: "It was a real fight internally, trying to be Japanese American, but at the same time, be more American"

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tomio Moriguchi Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-59-16)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-59-16)
Postwar opportunities for Japanese Americans: societal, cultural, and self-imposed limitations
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-164-8)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-164-8)
Growing up in a neighborhood with kids of other ethnicities: "you're conscious that you're Japanese and you're different"
Ryo Imamura Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-27-33)
vh Ryo Imamura Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-27-33)
Issues of self-image, cultural adaptation, and survival mechanisms as a racial minority
Japanese American man stands in open field (ddr-densho-362-12)
img Japanese American man stands in open field (ddr-densho-362-12)
A man wearing a black jacket and white pants stands alone in an open field with Heart Mountain in the background.
Six Japanese American children (ddr-densho-362-10)
img Six Japanese American children (ddr-densho-362-10)
Six Japanese American children stand together for a group photo. Two camp houses appear in the background.
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-362-2)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-362-2)
A family sits on a building's ledge for a family group photo. An open field and a mountain are in the background.
Six Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-362-18)
img Six Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-362-18)
Six individuals consisting of two men, three women, and a child stand together for a group photo.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 8 (September 22, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 8 (September 22, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-33)
Selected article titles: "JACL-LEC Members Add Support to Inouye's Redress Entitlement" (p. 1), "S.F.'s JA Library Granted $5,000 from NCJAR" (p. 1), "Chronicles the Yasui Family: Lise Yasui's 'Family Gathering' Airing Oct. 17" (pp. 3, 6), and "Japanese Press Translation: America's Three Victories in World War Two" (p. 5).
Ship to Japan (ddr-densho-252-2)
img Ship to Japan (ddr-densho-252-2)
Caption on Post-it: "Dad took this boat to Japan in 1936 - met Harry & Ted Kaisaki on board on way over to Japan. Also came home together."
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