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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Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Riz Raz (ddr-densho-234-5)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Riz Raz (ddr-densho-234-5)
Caption on front: "RIZ RAZ; J. Kubuki up. VALDINA SASH 2nd. LOTTIESON 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct 4, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07:3; D. Pardee Owner; C. Pierre Tr."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Prince Nadji (ddr-densho-234-9)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Prince Nadji (ddr-densho-234-9)
Caption on front: "PRINCE NADJI; J. Kubuki up. NOYO 2nd. WIGTOWN 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 21, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:4; G. Baber Owner; H. Cowan Trainer."
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
"Accept Business Permit Applications to Japan" (p. 1), "JACL Goes Ahead to Speed Plans to Honor Nisei at Arlington" (p. 1), "Commons OK's Board to Sift Ouster Losses" (p. 1).
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).
Mitsubishi factory remains (ddr-densho-299-132)
img Mitsubishi factory remains (ddr-densho-299-132)
Caption: "Remains of Mitsubishi aircraft factory in Yokohama after air raid"
Workfloor of a factory showing the following writing on the wall:
img Workfloor of a factory showing the following writing on the wall: "Do Your Best! For the New Nippon Revival" (ddr-densho-299-37)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-47-75959. 17 June 47 / E.S.S. project: / Sign in the Hitachi Seiko Kaish- / a Ltd. machine tool plant, Chiba / Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan. This / factory is not currently slated for / reparations. / Photographer - Kondis / Photograph by U.S. Army Signal Corps."
Kay- Roy Discussing the Situation (ddr-jamsj-1-24)
img Kay- Roy Discussing the Situation (ddr-jamsj-1-24)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Lookout for Harry--Yone & Herman (ddr-jamsj-1-27)
img Lookout for Harry--Yone & Herman (ddr-jamsj-1-27)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Plumbers Hard it (ddr-jamsj-1-16)
img Plumbers Hard it (ddr-jamsj-1-16)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-79)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-79)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 4, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-50)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-50)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944). Envelope is postmarked July 20, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944). Envelope is postmarked April 1, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 14 (September 30, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 14 (September 30, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-38)
Selected article titles: "Census Bureau Plans to Drop 'Asian/Pac Island' Category" (p.1), "UC Davis Winning War of Briefs in Bakke Case" (p.1), "EXECOM Looks at Reparations" (p.1-2, 4), "E-1 Visa Student Privilege in Other States Encouraged" (p.2), "Tacoma Reunion-One Man's View" (p.3, 7), "Japanese Christian Mission Centennial in U.S. All Set" (p.7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 8 (August 19, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 8 (August 19, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-32)
Selected article titles: "Sumitomo Bank Denies Charge of Job Bias" (p.1-2), "School Board Official's Remark on Buddha Stirs Controversy" (p.1), "New Relief Laws Urged for Atomic Bomb Victims in Japan" (p.1, 5), "NC-WN Steps Up Community Meetings on Reparations Bill" (p.2, 5), "Nevada's 'Geisha'" (p.5), "Pioneer Issei Landscaper Retires at 87" (p.9).
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 ...
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