Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

Industry and employment (210)
Agriculture (296)
Farmers' markets and stands (31)
Chick sexing
Dairy farming (10)
Farming (155)
Flower growers (24)
Migrant labor (1)
Plantations (2)
Strawberries (21)
Small business (180)
Bakeries (4)
General stores (39)
Grocery stores (12)
Hardware stores
Laundromats (9)
Restaurants (28)
Florists
Service stations and garages
Timber (46)
Fishing and canneries (158)
Railroads (42)
Hotel industry (57)
Domestic service (8)
Organized labor (39)
Arts
Banking
Barbering and hairdressing (2)
Bath houses
Carpentry
Dentistry (29)
Educators
Firefighting (14)
Importing (12)
Insurance
Journalism (19)
Labor brokering
Law (19)
Law enforcement (8)
Medicine (17)
Mining (9)
Photography (7)
Real estate
Retail (4)
Brewing
Aviation
Gardening

210 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 67 (September 16, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-54)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 67 (September 16, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-54)
"ACLU Report Cites Decline of Racial Prejudices" (p. 1), "J.A.C.L. Tells Ways to Obtain Japan Permits" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 33 (April 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-200)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 33 (April 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-200)
"Jackson St. Picks Fujii Man of Year" (p. 1), "Race Relations Institute to Sift New FEPC Measure April 29 and 30" (p. 1), "Extend Deadline" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 73 (September 13, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-242)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 73 (September 13, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-242)
"President Truman Vetoes Walter Resolution, Calls It "Vague and Ill-Defined'; Urges Congress to Reconsider" (p. 1), "Kaiser & Frazier Will Manufacture Automobiles in Japan next January" (p. 1), "Convention Public Forum Will Probe JACL's "Blueprint for Tomorrow" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 39 (May 14, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-206)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 39 (May 14, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-206)
"ADC Cites Need for FEP Measure" (p. 1), "Washington JACL, ADC Petition D.C. to Abolish Segregation" (p. 2).
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 11, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-31)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-31)
Caption on front: "ALMA MAE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. DIAMOND BAY 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-18)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-18)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. DIAMOND BAY 2nd. HOLSTER 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 1/4 mi. Time 2:09:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Constructing the dam (ddr-densho-258-64)
img Constructing the dam (ddr-densho-258-64)
Men working among rebar and concrete forms in construction of the dam.
Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
img Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
Trucks being loaded with excavation material. Caption on right: "The Whiffle Pit."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
Caption on right: "The 12 yard Belly Dump and Roller."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
Equipment being towed by construction vehicle, with conveyor in the background. Caption on left: "Toothing the Dam."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
A group picture from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the top row, fourth from the right.
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
Shidzuyo Yasui (front row, center) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
Selected article titles: "Those Seeking Changes in Forms Must Write" (p. 1), "Minidoka Camp Closes 9 Days Ahead of Schedule" (p. 1), "General Stilwell's Action Commended by Secy. Ickes" (p. 2), and "3 Govt. Departments: Remove or Modify Rules for Employment of Nisei" (p. 4).
Mr. Murata of bank Keeping
img Mr. Murata of bank Keeping "Eye" on Kanj!! (ddr-jamsj-1-22)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Kay Kawasakis' Plumbing Crew (ddr-jamsj-1-13)
img Kay Kawasakis' Plumbing Crew (ddr-jamsj-1-13)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Hajime, Martin, Big Problem George, Jack (ddr-jamsj-1-26)
img Hajime, Martin, Big Problem George, Jack (ddr-jamsj-1-26)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Good Rear End Shot of Four Guys, Anyway (ddr-jamsj-1-19)
img Good Rear End Shot of Four Guys, Anyway (ddr-jamsj-1-19)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
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