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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.

Community activities (853)
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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Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
vh Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
Establishing the Seinenkai and the Kokaido, the Japanese Community Hall
Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
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Oral history interview of Edwin (Ed) Sasaki, a professor of the Psychology Department, conducted by the Public History Institute at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sasaki was born in Sacramento, California, in November 1940 and grew up in Weiser, Idaho. He recollects his family's experiences during the World War II, being arrested as a suspect and …
Japanese American organization (ddr-densho-26-163)
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Photograph taken by James M. Amano, 3208 35th Ave So., Seattle, Washington
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
Russian River (ddr-densho-357-235)
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Delegates swim in the Russian River during an outing at an Oakland Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Conference.
Torao Masuda (ddr-densho-357-229)
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Torao Masuda, delegate for the Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Summer Conference, sits in Berkeley Stadium.
Rose and Hanako (ddr-densho-357-203)
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Rose and Hanako attend the Oakland Japanese Association Picnic in Albany. Left to right: Rose Negi, Hanako Yoshioka.
Young Men's Buddhist Association (ddr-densho-357-689)
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Hanako Terakawa's caption: "Young Men's Buddhist Association Oakland Buddhist Church about 1928, 1. Rev. Washioka, 2. Giichi Yoshioka, 3. Roy Akiyoshi."
Russian River (ddr-densho-357-243)
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Delegates attend an outing to the Russian River during an Oakland Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Conference. Left to right: Kaoru (Kalo) Negi, Niig Mitoma, Yukie Yoshioka, Kengo (last name unknown), Giichi Yoshioka, Rose Negi.
Mr. Hattori (ddr-densho-357-388)
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Mr. Hattori represents the Hawaiian Young Men's Buddhist Association.
Young Buddhist Association (ddr-densho-357-636)
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Members of the Young Buddhist Association in Fusan visit Japan.
YMWBA delegates (ddr-densho-357-232)
img YMWBA delegates (ddr-densho-357-232)
Delegates for the Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Summer Conference sit in Berkeley Stadium. Hanako Yoshioka sits on the far left. Hanako's caption: "Our gang."
Young Buddhist Association (ddr-densho-357-788)
img Young Buddhist Association (ddr-densho-357-788)
Three reverends sit in the front row of their Young Buddhist Association gathering in Hunt, Idaho. Front row center, left to right: Reverend Gikan Nishinaga, Reverend Sugimoto, and Reverend Eiyu Terao.
Rose and Shizu (ddr-densho-357-206)
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Rose and Shizu attend the Oakland Japanese Association Picnic in Albany. Left to right: Rose Negi, Shizu Goto.
Russian River (ddr-densho-357-239)
img Russian River (ddr-densho-357-239)
Delegates attend an outing to the Russian River during an Oakland Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Conference. Left to right: Rose Negi, Hanako Yoshioka Terakawa, Niig Mitoma. Caption: "From K.N."
Russian River (ddr-densho-357-244)
img Russian River (ddr-densho-357-244)
Delegates attend an outing to the Russian River during an Oakland Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Conference. Left to right: Rose Negi, Hanako (Flora) Yoshioka Terakawa, Kaoru Negi, Yukie Yoshioka. Caption: "Rose, Flora, Kaoru, Yukie, 2 pairs of sisters."
Young Women's Buddhist Association (ddr-densho-357-2)
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A large group attends English Service for the Young Women's Buddhist Association in Alameda, in the year of its founding. Blue stamp on the reverse with studio information: TSUJI PHOTO STUDIO 331 SIXTH ST. OAKLAND.
Eleanor and Mary (ddr-densho-357-230)
img Eleanor and Mary (ddr-densho-357-230)
Eleanor and Mary, delegates for the Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association Summer Conference, sit in Berkeley Stadium. Left to right: Eleanor Kanzaki, Mary Nabori.
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