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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.

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Associations and organizations (521)

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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521 items
Spectators of veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-358)
img Spectators of veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-358)
Spectators include Tomi Iino in sunglasses and light blue dress. Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Two veterans at banquet (ddr-densho-368-386)
img Two veterans at banquet (ddr-densho-368-386)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-290)
img Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-290)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Young woman looking at waterfall (ddr-densho-368-311)
img Young woman looking at waterfall (ddr-densho-368-311)
Waterfall located on the way to Hana Bay. Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Tomi Iino and young woman eating food outside shopping center. (ddr-densho-368-316)
img Tomi Iino and young woman eating food outside shopping center. (ddr-densho-368-316)
Ala Moana Shopping Center. Sightseeing on O'ahu during 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Mits Kojimoto at banquet (ddr-densho-368-346)
img Mits Kojimoto at banquet (ddr-densho-368-346)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Flower arrangement in vase (ddr-densho-368-295)
img Flower arrangement in vase (ddr-densho-368-295)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Text of speech given by Eric Saul, US army historian (ddr-densho-368-454)
doc Text of speech given by Eric Saul, US army historian (ddr-densho-368-454)
Given at ceremony to honor Medal of Honor winners William K. Nakamura and James Okubo - Page 1
[Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional responsible men of the Tule Lake Center, April 8, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-19)
doc [Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional responsible men of the Tule Lake Center, April 8, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-19)
Meeting minutes of incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government. Describes donations to the camp, election of a new representative body, and a fight within the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0019
[Minutes of the regular meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, February 25, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-28)
doc [Minutes of the regular meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, February 25, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-28)
Meeting minutes of incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government. Includes discussion of release of prisoners from army stockades, especially who to target for releasing, and lack of employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0028
[Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional heads of the Tule Lake Center, January 12, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-33)
doc [Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional heads of the Tule Lake Center, January 12, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-33)
Meeting minutes of incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government. Discusses plans for incarcerees to go back to work toward the end of the martial law period in the camp, a hunger strike, and the official formation of the Co-ordinating Committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0033
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to the Advisory Council, February 18, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-93)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to the Advisory Council, February 18, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-93)
Memo regarding peace movement headed by I. Uji of Block 53, Ward 6. Text provides Uji's full name (Iwao Uji) and also mentions June Sasaki and "Mrs. Matsuda" as other leaders of the peace movement; discusses their request for direct consultation with the Advisory Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
[Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional responsible men of the Tule Lake Center, April 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-18)
doc [Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional responsible men of the Tule Lake Center, April 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-18)
Meeting minutes of incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government. Mentions electing officials and hope for official recognition. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0018
[Minutes of the joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 7,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-22)
doc [Minutes of the joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 7,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-22)
Meeting minutes between incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Describes change to transportation equipment in the center and vandalism within the public school. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0022
[Minutes of the special joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 3, 1944, January 24, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-31)
doc [Minutes of the special joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 3, 1944, January 24, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-31)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Primarily a discussion of employment-related concerns including creating a subcommittees for employment and fair practices. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0031
[Minutes of the regular joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 3, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-30)
doc [Minutes of the regular joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 3, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-30)
Meeting minutes between incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Includes discussion on prisoner release from army stockades, the creation of a Young Men's Association and the transfer of incarcerees from Poston Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0030
Report on Harry Tateishi's political activities (ddr-csujad-2-50)
doc Report on Harry Tateishi's political activities (ddr-csujad-2-50)
Report on the political activities of Harry Tateishi at Tule Lake Camp. Discusses his dissatisfaction with the Co-ordinating committee, and his opposition politics. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0050
Report on Tule Lake Segregation Center (ddr-csujad-2-56)
doc Report on Tule Lake Segregation Center (ddr-csujad-2-56)
Report on the Tule Lake Segregation Camp as a whole written for those unfamiliar with the camp. Includes descriptions of living condition, education, repatriation, employment, security, and rationing. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0056
[Informal meeting of the divisional responsible men and the project director and Colonel Austin, January 17,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-17)
doc [Informal meeting of the divisional responsible men and the project director and Colonel Austin, January 17,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-17)
Minutes of informal meeting between Tule Lake Camp Director Raymond Best and Military Police Commander Colonel Verne Austin and incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp Government. Describes theft incidents from the Army's search of barracks by the soldiers and release of detained prisoners from the army stockades. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Tule Lake Center Diary, March 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-25)
doc Tule Lake Center Diary, March 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-25)
Daily diary for March, possibly written by Co-ordinating committee Secretary Byron Akitsuki at Tule Lake Camp. Describes unrest in Block 21, memos and messages sent, and committee member meetings. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0025
[Interview Minutes with D.S. Myer, WRA National Director, March 18, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-21)
doc [Interview Minutes with D.S. Myer, WRA National Director, March 18, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-21)
Meeting minutes between incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government and War Relocation Authority Director D.S. [Dillon Seymour] Myer. Question-answer session between Co-ordinating Committee and Myer. Includes questions about legitimacy and self-governance of Co-ordinating Committee, concerns about camp food, employment, and martial law in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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