Sports

Sports were a major form of recreation for the Issei and Nisei in the camps. Baseball became the preferred sport for both, although basketball and football were also popular among the Nisei. Organized teams, often consisting of friends from prewar neighborhoods, played each other in highly competitive matches. Other sports, like ping-pong, judo, boxing, badminton, and sumo wrestling were also popular pastimes.

World War II (66)
Concentration camps (592)
Sports (269)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Manzanar Committee, Sports and recreation in camp

269 items
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 40 (October 5, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-88)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 40 (October 5, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-88)
Selected article titles: "Justice Dept. Begins Renuncee Registration" (p. 1), "Justice Dept. Scheduled to Replace Army Wednesday" (p. 1), "Japanese POW's Go to Cotton Fields" (p. 2), and "To Potential Resettlers: 2 Prominent Tuleans Give Reports on Trips Outside" (p. 5).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 25 (August 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-31)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 25 (August 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-31)
Selected article titles: "Hospital Wages Ceaseless War on Mosquitoes" (p. 1), "Procedure on Shipment of Okotsu to Japan Received" (p. 1), and "Shelter Camp Ready for European Refugees-WRA" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 4 (March 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-9)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 4 (March 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-9)
Selected article titles: "Leave Hearings Resumed; To Complete Segregation" (pp. 1-2), "Red Cross Releases Figure of Current Fund Drive" (p. 4), and "Bussei to Hold Hana Matsuri" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 26 (June 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-74)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 26 (June 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-74)
Selected article titles: "Units of Two Centers to Close by Oct." (p. 1), "400 Arrive at Santa Fe Camp" (p. 1), "13,652 Relocate in Dec. 31-June 16 Period" (p. 2), and "Boxing Show Features Double Main Event" (p. 6).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 36 (November 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-39)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 36 (November 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-39)
Selected article titles: "Repatriates Now Being Resettled in Manchukuo" (p. 1), "WRA Takes Step to Close Leupp Center" (p. 1), and "3 Japanese Captives Shot by Denver Hospital Guard" (pp. 1-2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 39 (September 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-87)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 39 (September 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-87)
Selected article titles: "Digest of Land Laws of Various States Given" (pp. 1, 3), "827 Departures Made from Tule Since January 1" (p. 1), "S.F. Mayor Writes on Miyama Case" (p. 2), and "Resettle Evacuees Asked to File Address Cards Now" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 15 (April 13, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-64)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 15 (April 13, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-64)
Selected article titles: "Days Set for Aliens to Comply with Requirements" (pp. 1-2), "Attack Fails to Frighten Family" (p. 3), and "Resettlement Aid Assured Evacuees" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 9 (April 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-14)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 9 (April 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-14)
Selected article titles: "20-25 Group Predominates in Tule Lake" (pp. 1-2), "Voluntary Terminations Aid Employment Policy" (pp. 1-2), and "Danjo Seinenkai Exhibit Attracts Large Crowds" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 28 (September 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-34)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 28 (September 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-34)
Selected article titles: "LA Police Drops Judo Training from Curriculum" (pp. 1-2), "Response Favorable on Job Termination Policy" (p. 1), and "Renunciation Bill Under Review--Myer" (p. 1).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 15 (June 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-22)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 15 (June 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-22)
Selected article titles: "Voluntary Terminations Asked in Families of Two" (p. 2) and "Hayward Assures Ample Supply of Vegetables" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 6 (April 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-11)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 6 (April 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-11)
Selected article titles: "Co-ordinators Tender Resignations: Return to Normal State Given Reason for Action" (p. 1, 3), "H. Black Quells Segregation and Repatriation Rumors" (p. 1, 4), "Reserve Corps Status Defined" (p. 1), and "Fiscal Section Reveals 5011 Colonists on WRA Payroll" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
Selected article titles: "2 Society Leaders Sentenced 30 Days at Project Trial" (pp. 1-2), "Second Statement Made on Center Situation" (p. 2), and "Tule Lake: Funeral Parlor Opens Saturday" (p. 2 ).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 16 (April 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-65)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 16 (April 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-65)
Selected article titles: "Myer Speaks to Representative Groups During 4-Day Visit Here: Explains Policies of the WRA" (pp. 1, 6), "Doi Describes Arson Attacks at Court Trial" (p. 2), and "Hospital Opens Japanese School" (p. 5). Page 7 is mislabeled as page 6.
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 27 (August 31, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-33)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 27 (August 31, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-33)
Selected article titles: "Further Action on Tule Draft Case Dropped" (p. 1), "Stockade: Isolation Area Empty; Occupants Return Home" (p. 1), and "Sending V-Mail in Japanese Permissible" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 37 (September 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-85)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 37 (September 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-85)
Selected article titles: "By Attorney General: Present Position of Justice Dept. Given" (p. 1), "Seek Persons Desiring to Return to Hawaii" (p. 2), "More Housing: 6 New Hostels Now Operating" (pp. 2-3), and "Those on Short-Term Leave Still Bona Fide Residents" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 30 (September 21, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-36)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 30 (September 21, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-36)
Selected article titles: "Adopt Resolution to Send Gifts to Japanese Soldiers Held by US: Gift Drive Expected in Near Future" (p. 1), "Myer Reports 45 Center Nisei Killed in Italy; Tule Casualties Given" (pp. 1-2), "Mexicans Want to Intern Japanese" (p. 1), and "Department of Justice: Report Shows Decrease in Alien Population" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 17 (April 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-66)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 17 (April 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-66)
Selected article titles: "Justice Dept.: 18 Transferred to Crystal City" (p. 1), "April: 14 Relocate from Center" (p. 2), "Jury Clears 3 Accused of Raid on Doi Farm Home" (p. 2), and "News of Former Tuleans in St. Louis Received" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 16 (June 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-23)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 16 (June 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-23)
Selected article titles: "Graduation for 120 Seniors on Friday" (p. 1), "Repatriation Requests in Transit to Japan" (PP. 1-2), and "All Meetings, Entertainments Must Be Registered with Police" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
Selected article titles: "Dept. of Justice: Status of Renunciants Defined by Rothestein" (pp. 1-2), "WRA Closes Quarters of Hoshi, Hokoku Seinen Dan" (pp. 1-2), "Excludees Now Able to Relocated East and South" (p. 2), and "Contact with Japan Through Red Cross" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 5 (April 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-10)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 5 (April 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-10)
Selected article titles: "Sentence Nine Draft Evaders" (p. 1), "Duplicate Forms Needed for Repatriation-Records" (p. 1), "Personnel Mess Fire Caused by Overheating" (p. 2), and "Groundwork Laid for Tule Lake Baseball Association" (p. 6).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 3 (January 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-52)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 3 (January 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-52)
Selected article titles: "Center Farm: Tentative Farm Program Approved by WRA Office" (p. 1), "New Library to Feature Books Sent by Japan" (p. 1), and "Safety Council Appointed to Investigate Accidents" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 2 (March 16, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-7)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 2 (March 16, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-7)
Selected article titles: "Mar. 20 Life Mag. to Have Center Story" (p. 1), "Farm Program Drafted-Jarret: Two Unit Farm Plan Covers 1252 Acres" (p. 2), "3 Day Event Slated: Centerwide Program to Be at Auditorium" (p. 3), and "Spain Counsul Does Not Act for Nisei" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 1 (March 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-6)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 1 (March 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-6)
Selected article titles: "Extravagant Use of Rice Must Be Curtailed - Hayward" (p. 1), "74 Come from Poston Center" (p. 1), and "Myer Refutes Manzanar Rumor on Expatriation" (p. 3).
The Tule Lake WRA Center Information Bulletin (March 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-5)
doc The Tule Lake WRA Center Information Bulletin (March 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-5)
Selected article titles: "Population Swells to 16,797 with Arrival of Manzanites" (p. 1), "Warrants Given to Five Nisei Granada Boys" (p. 1), and "Postonian Is Arrested for Sedition" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 17 (June 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-24)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 17 (June 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-24)
Selected article titles: "Army Trial to Decide Okamoto Case Outcome" (p. 1), "Reporters Reveal Story on Tule Lake Farm Area" (pp. 2, 4), and "Ondo Practices in Preparation for 'Obonye'" (p. 3).
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