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.

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Takami Hibiya's exam rating (ddr-densho-381-150)
doc Takami Hibiya's exam rating (ddr-densho-381-150)
Takami Hibiya's exam rating for the Foreign Language Information Specialist exam.
Letter from Takami Hibiya to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners (ddr-densho-381-156)
doc Letter from Takami Hibiya to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners (ddr-densho-381-156)
Takami Hibiya writes to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners to inquire if there are openings in overseas or domestic work specializing in Japanese affairs.
Letter from Takami Hibiya to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners (ddr-densho-381-155)
doc Letter from Takami Hibiya to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners (ddr-densho-381-155)
Takami Hibiya writes to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners requesting information about job vacancies. Included are annotations in pencil, written by Hibiya.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 21 (May 23, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 21 (May 23, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-21)
Select article titles: "Washington JACL office problems, pressures mooted" (p. 1); "Nisei nuclear physicist to lecture at Japan institute as Fulbright scholar" (p. 8) "Shutdown of claim offices in L.A., S.F. due; date unset" (p.8); "Wirin files suit to halt nuclear tests" (p.8) Starting in No. 13, the volume number in the header changes from 46 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No.3 (July 15, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No.3 (July 15, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-29)
Select article titles: "JACL endorses strong civil rights plank" (p.1); "Rep Inouye has busy schedule following attendance at Nat'l Democratic convention" (p.3); "Hawaiian Nisei in anthropological study of Eskimos, finds them very gadget-minded" (p.7)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 8 (February 23, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 8 (February 23, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-8)
Selected article titles: "Negroes Rise Questions of Keeping Pubic School Records by Race" (p.1), "Will Japan Be Excluded in Kennedy's New Trade Plan?" (p.1), "Japanese Soldier Brides Surveyed" (p.3), "75% of Berkeley Apartments Listed in Ad Discriminate" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 16 (April 20, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 16 (April 20, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-16)
Selected article titles: "Youth Program for 17th Biennial Proposed, Seek Count of Delegates" (p.1), "Nisei Medical Technician Cited as Hero of Hitherto Unpublicized Typhoid Fever Epidemic which Broke Out in 1942 in Honolulu" (p.1), "High Court Refuses to Weigh Ban on Prosecuting Negro" (p.1), "Suggestion by Canadian Mayor to Treat Doukhobor Terrorism in Same Way as ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 12, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 12, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-2)
Selected article titles: "Japanese Leaders More Concerned Over Shabby U.S. Treatment of Japan Trade" (p.1), "Seattle City Council Turns Down Proposal to Prohibit Housing Ban" (p.1), "Nisei in Hawaii Losing Political Grip, Says Inouye" (p.1), "After Pearl Harbor" (p.2), "Li'l Tokyo Issei Cited for Goodwill Push" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 21 (November 22, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 21 (November 22, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-47)
Selected article titles: "West Coast Nisei Leaders Hear Grievances, but Don't Make Any, at Regional Conference of Equal Employment Opportunity" (pp. 1-2), "Civil Rights Chief Topic for CCDC Convention" (pp. 1-2), and "Washington Newsletter: State Reapportionment" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 15 (October 9, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 15 (October 9, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-41)
Selected article titles: "Employment Profile Study" (p.1), "44-Year History of Calif. Real Estate Assn., Prop. 14 Boosters, Recalled-Once Advocated Permanent Removal of Nisei from State" (p.1), "Late Yen Claimants Told U.S. Gov't Not Obligated to Pay" (p.1), "So. Calif. Interviews Enthusiastic over Opportunity to Work on Issei History" (p.1), "Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Rights Act" ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 1 (January 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 1 (January 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-1)
Selected article titles: "West L.A. JACL Concludes First Year Under Woman Presidebt" (p.1), "Senate Subcommittee to Consider Two Proposals for Changes in Immigration Law" (p.1), "Los Angeles Slated for Study Project of Area Redevelopment Administration" (p.1), "1963 in Retrospect" (p.2), "Kawakita Returns to Japan, Grateful to President Kennedy for Release Order" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 7 (August 13, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 7 (August 13, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-33)
Selected article titles: "Li'l Tokio Anti-Poverty Group Aims Sights on Issei Aging" (p.1, 4), "Elderly JACL-CPS Members Warned Not to Cancel" (p.1), "Racial Bias Eliminated" (p.2), "U.S. Attitudes on Japan Continue to Alarm Reischauer" (p.3), "PSW Youth Advisors to Continue study on Youth Programs" (p.4),
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 11 (September 12,1969) (ddr-pc-41-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 11 (September 12,1969) (ddr-pc-41-37)
Select article titles: "Nisei local dope kings arrested in weekend raid" (p. 1); "EDC-MDC Convention hailed for 'igniting individual involvement" (p. 1); "Tosh Suyematsu sworn as assistant U.S. attorney for Wyoming District" (p. 2); "Issei Occupations" (p. 4); "Racial discrimination blamed for gaps in U.S. Oriental genealogical records" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 15 (October 10,1969) (ddr-pc-41-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 15 (October 10,1969) (ddr-pc-41-41)
Select article titles: "PNW backs black demand on building trade unions" (p. 1); "Nisei accused of perpetuating own stereotypes: Apathy, etc." (p. 1); "Sacramento Judge Earl Warren Jr. to ask his father about Evacuation" (p.1); "'Be Human,' Nisei psychiatrist tells police academy graduates" (p. 3); "'Americanization' of Chinatown S.F. increasing militancy of its youth" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 16 (April 28, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 16 (April 28, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-16)
Selected article titles: "No Move Made to Cut Asian Studies, CC-JACL Assured" (p.1), "Learning Kits, Pamphlets on Asian Americans Planned by JACL" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 12 (March 31, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 12 (March 31, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-12)
Selected article titles: "Asians Protest Propsed for Employer Knowingly Hiring Illegals" (p.1), "Interviewing Techniques Initial Course for Univ. of Utah Asian Studies Class" (p.1), "Encampment for Citizenship Seeks Asian Applicants" (p.2), "Issei Suicide Pattern Noted in Med Journal" (p.3-4), "Nisei Grower-Shipper Accused in $40 Million Class Action Suit" (p.4)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 25 (December 22-29, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 25 (December 22-29, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-50)
Selected article titles: "The Final Masaoka Report" (p.A1, B1), "Nikkei in Science Achieve" (p.A1, A3), "Hibakusha Show Tumor in Mouth" (p.A2), "Aftermath of Niihau Incident" (p.A8, A10), "Title II Repeal Rallies All JACL" (p.B3-4), "Outwhiting the Whites" (p.A1, D1). The holiday issue included advertisements bought by JACL members and chapters that included personal addresses and phone ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 14 (April 12, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 14 (April 12, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-14)
Selected article titles: "Ethnic Heritage Studies Act to Be Implemented This Month" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: What Can I Do About P.R.?" (p. 2), and "U.S. Civil Service Commission Notes Increase in Its Minority Employment" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 12 (September 20, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 12 (September 20, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-37)
Selected article titles: "San Mateo JACL Not Convinced by Explanation" (pp. 1, 4), "An Editorial Up Front: Full, Free, Absolute Pardon" (p. 1), "Enlistments in 'Go for Broke' Battalion Lag, Unit May Fade" (p. 5), and "Job-Lacking Town Induces Japanese to Build Steel Mill" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Supplement to 1974 Holiday Issue (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Supplement to 1974 Holiday Issue (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-51)
Supplement to 1974 holiday issue. Selected article titles: "Issei as Technical Advisers to Japan" (pp. 1, 10), "'42 Hysteria Led to Concentration Camps" (pp. 1, 3), "U.S.-Canada Nikkei Alliance Urged" (pp. 1, 11), and "National Constitution Japanese American Citizens League" (pp. 8-9).
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