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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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Kay Kawasaki and George Yuki (ddr-jamsj-1-23)
img Kay Kawasaki and George Yuki (ddr-jamsj-1-23)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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, 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).
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).
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