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-259-124)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
Shidzuyo Yasui (second row, second from right) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. The bearded man in the back row is the school principal.
Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
img Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group photo of what I will guess was [Shidzuyo Yasui's] class in Home Economics. I don't know where in Japan this was taken, but it doesn't look like the Sumoto School grounds." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured center.
Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
img Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group photo, [Shidzuyo Yasui] looks quite a bit older than a bunch of young girls, so this may have been a class of her students."
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-77)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-77)
Selected article titles: "Myer Sets Dates for Closing of 8 Centers" (pp. 1-2), "Discrimination Hit in Seattle Boycott Case" (p. 2), "2 Army Officers to Fight Racial Discrimination" (p. 2), and "5422 Evacuees on WRA Payroll on June 30" (p. 4).
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
Caption on front: "TIMBER GIRL; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; J.J. Millerick Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
Caption on front: "FAYETTE PRINCE; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:24; C.M. Whiteside Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
Caption on front: "BONNIE JO; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 1 1/16 mi. Time 1:49:3; Dolan and Cunningham Owners B. Warren Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. OCHOCO MAID 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:41:42; C. Penn Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
Caption on front: "GEORGE BLANKET; J. Kubuki up. MORCAR 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:2; C. Penn Owner and Trainer; THE FORTUNA."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. SKY NURSE 3rd. Cresecnet [sic] City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
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 ...
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.
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