Associations and organizations

The Issei (Japanese immigrants) established cultural, business, and religious organizations that supported ethnic enclaves. This early form of networking served more than social and economic interests -- it became a substitute for the extended-family and village systems left behind in Japan. Christian and Buddhist neighborhood churches, Japanese language schools, and sports leagues allowed the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) to participate in organized social activities as well as form peer networks.

Community activities (874)
Associations and organizations (541)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese associations, Manzanar Committee, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress

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Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-10-13)
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Father's involvement in the Nikkeijinkai: hosting visiting seamen before the war
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-51-3)
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Interacting with peer group in Seattle's Japanese American community
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-51-6)
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Description of Seattle's numerous Japanese American community organizations
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-12-20)
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Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 74 (ddr-densho-1000-12-74)
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Involvement in community activities, winning the Community Bridge Builder Award in Bellevue
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-12-22)
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Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 69 (ddr-densho-1000-12-69)
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Becoming active again in the postwar Japanese American community
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-207-32)
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Recognition of the significance of the Japanese Gardeners Association
Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
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Establishing the Seinenkai and the Kokaido, the Japanese Community Hall
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-60-16)
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Community involvement: reflecting on different organizational styles and strengths
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-60-18)
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Continuity of culture, reflecting on the future of Japanese American organizations
Frank Kitamoto Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-35-37)
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Activities of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC)
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