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 (832)
Associations and organizations (289)

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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Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-77-25)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-77-25)
Becoming involved in community organizations after the war

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Frank Kitamoto Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-35-37)
vh Frank Kitamoto Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-35-37)
Activities of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC)
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-10-13)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-10-13)
Father's involvement in the Nikkeijinkai: hosting visiting seamen before the war
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-51-3)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-51-3)
Interacting with peer group in Seattle's Japanese American community
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-51-6)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-51-6)
Description of Seattle's numerous Japanese American community organizations
Ben Chikaraishi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-chi-1-11-13)
vh Ben Chikaraishi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-chi-1-11-13)
The importance of the Japanese American community in Chicago
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