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.

Associations and organizations (266)

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

266 items
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 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)
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 74 (ddr-densho-1000-12-74)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 74 (ddr-densho-1000-12-74)
Involvement in community activities, winning the Community Bridge Builder Award in Bellevue
Letter from George K. Sakai,  1942 May 4 (ddr-csujad-20-14)
doc Letter from George K. Sakai, 1942 May 4 (ddr-csujad-20-14)
Letter from George Sakai to United Methodist Church regarding address information for a mutual friend. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-46_13
Letter from the Suzuki's to Rev. and Mrs. Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-13)
doc Letter from the Suzuki's to Rev. and Mrs. Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-13)
Letter from the Suzuki's to Rev. and Mrs. Miller regarding recent happenings at the Santa Anita Assembly Center. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-46_14
Letter from Jane Harino to Rev. Wendell [L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-7)
doc Letter from Jane Harino to Rev. Wendell [L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-7)
Personal letter states that she is going to Jerome, Arkansas rather than to Granada, a change that pleases her because "there's a certain someone in Jerome - We're both so very happy"; also mentions passes for Miller [and Mrs. Miller?] as well as for the Reverend and Mrs. Clay, and asks that Miller help her ...
Japanese American organization (ddr-densho-26-163)
img Japanese American organization (ddr-densho-26-163)
Photograph taken by James M. Amano, 3208 35th Ave So., Seattle, Washington
[Library department of the Tule Lake Seinen Dan] (ddr-csujad-2-63)
doc [Library department of the Tule Lake Seinen Dan] (ddr-csujad-2-63)
A description of the library, numbering at around 5,000 volumes, at Tule Lake Camp. Describes staffing, rules, circulation, and membership. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0063
[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
[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 ...
[Minutes of the regular meeting of the divisional responsible men and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 10, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-24)
doc [Minutes of the regular meeting of the divisional responsible men and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 10, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-24)
Meeting minutes of incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government. Described vandalism and profanity incidents within the schools and camp clean-up and fire protection. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0024
[Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional heads of the Tule Lake Center, January 22, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-16)
doc [Minutes of the special meeting of the divisional heads of the Tule Lake Center, January 22, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-16)
Minutes of divisional heads of the Tule Lake Center. Describes formal recognition of Co-ordinating committee by Camp Director Raymond Best and Military Police Commander Colonel Verne Austin, release 26 prisoners from army stockades, and details of employment and work opportunities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0016
Tule Lake Center Diary, February 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-29)
doc Tule Lake Center Diary, February 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-29)
Daily diary for March, written by Co-ordinating Committee Secretary Byron Akitsuki at Tule Lake Camp. Primarily describes various unrest and incidents in different blocks, especially Ward 6. Also includes memos and messages sent, release of prisoners from army stockades, and committee member meetings. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site ...
Letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Farm Bureau member, January 22, 1952 (ddr-csujad-5-280)
doc Letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Farm Bureau member, January 22, 1952 (ddr-csujad-5-280)
A letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Farm Bureau member. It solicits donations from the members. The handwritten notes read: March of Dimes, $5.00, 1-29-52, C#612. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_14_002
Pop Suzuki (ddr-csujad-11-89)
img Pop Suzuki (ddr-csujad-11-89)
A character from the "Little Kabuki" in Stockton, California. This photo is addressed from Suzuki to Tazu. From page 35 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_35_001
Attentive (ddr-csujad-11-42)
img Attentive (ddr-csujad-11-42)
The captions read "Attentive" and "N.A.Y.B.A. [North America Youth Basketball Association?] Prep Committee Outing." The outing took place on Treasure Island. From page 18 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_18_001
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin ...
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Araki, Masao
Mrs. Shinobu Mikami (ddr-csujad-8-41)
doc Mrs. Shinobu Mikami (ddr-csujad-8-41)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Shinobu Mikami. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mikami, Mrs Shinobu
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kubota, John
Japanese Industrial Association in Brawley, California (ddr-densho-242-27)
img Japanese Industrial Association in Brawley, California (ddr-densho-242-27)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Japanese Industrial Association Brawley, Calif. Probably 1928-30. Kumezo Hatchimonji - extreme right with hand on boy."
Nipponjin Kai members (ddr-densho-259-333)
img Nipponjin Kai members (ddr-densho-259-333)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of 39-40 well dressed Issei men standing on a lawn from the appearance of the men, I will guess that these were Nipponjin Kai members."
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-365)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-365)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "I think that this gathering took place in front of what was then called the Centenary Wilbur Methodist Church, in Portland I suspect that this was a YPCC--Young People's Christian Conference--because many of the Nisei are wearing identification badges."
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