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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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. 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, 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."
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."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 11 (September 9, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 11 (September 9, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-35)
Selected article titles: "60,000 Witness L.A.'s Nisei Week Parade" (p.1-2), "Hawaii Leaders Stay Cool to Japanese Investment" (p.1, 3), "OWI's Parachute News Found" (p.3), "Bilingual Education" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 26 (December 16, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 26 (December 16, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-49)
Selected article titles: "Outstanding Chemists to Be Honored" (p.1-2), "Predict Most Vietnam Refugees to Be at Work" (p.1-2), "The Day I Quit Judo" (p.4), "Equal Opportunity in California-A New Era" (p.5), "Women in JACL" (p.7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 19 (November 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 19 (November 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-44)
Select article titles: "Prop. 15 benefits Issei, opposition press informed" (p. 1); "Matsudaira: First Issei Engineer" (p. 1); "Supports of Freedom: Law, Ballot" (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. 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. 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),
Group of men with a car (ddr-densho-353-82)
img Group of men with a car (ddr-densho-353-82)
Okayama men on Main Street in front of the Mitsuwado. Note on back: " NW Nikkei caption 6-89: Mr. Yanagi (leaning against car) with friends, celebrates his graduation from the U of W's pharmacy school before returning to Japan." Another note says "set at 100, 2 sec"
Seizaburo Mukai's Jackson Theater (ddr-densho-353-95)
img Seizaburo Mukai's Jackson Theater (ddr-densho-353-95)
Seizaburo Mukai also ran the Atlas, the Circle, and the Rialto theaters.
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. 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 ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, Ayame describes her job in Chicago. She assists in making cameras and helps to light tobaccos. Her work starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, including a 20-minute break two times ...
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