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 (158)

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

158 items
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (January 2, 1992) (ddr-janm-4-28)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (January 2, 1992).
Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-32)
doc Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-32)
Schedule for the Public Hearing in San Francisco, California by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 13, 1981).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 10 (March 13, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 10 (March 13, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-10)
Selected article titles: "Asian Admissions: UC Berkeley Report Fails to Silence Critics" (pp. 1, 3-4), "Arguments Heard in Appeal of 1985 Hirabayashi Ruling" (p. 1), "Getting Nikkei Singles Together--Nationally" (p. 5), and "Conference to Promote Sansei Leadership" (p. 8).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 33 (April 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-200)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 33 (April 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-200)
"Jackson St. Picks Fujii Man of Year" (p. 1), "Race Relations Institute to Sift New FEPC Measure April 29 and 30" (p. 1), "Extend Deadline" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 34 (April 27, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-201)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 34 (April 27, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-201)
"Jackson Council Notes 3rd Year" (p. 1), "Schmoe Plans "House for Hiroshima' in Protest against use of A-Bomb" (p. 1), "Evacuation Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 8 (January 26, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-175)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 8 (January 26, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-175)
"OK of Promotions for Two Nisei Vets Will be Considered by Senators" (p. 1), "Evacuation Claims Queries Answered Through Courtesy of JACL-ADC" (p. 1), "Area Homewomen Offered Courses at YWCA; Classes Start Feb. 7" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 9 (January 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-81)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 9 (January 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-81)
"Canadians Citizens Schedule Second Parley in Winnipeg; Dates Slated March 26-28" (p. 1), "Data on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Oyama Case" (p. 2).
Young Buddhists Association officers (ddr-densho-159-97)
img Young Buddhists Association officers (ddr-densho-159-97)
This photograph is of the new officers for 1943. Front row (center): Reverend Imamura. Second row: unknown, unknown, Alice Yamasaki, Tamaki Hatayama, unknown.
Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen (ddr-one-1-26)
img Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen (ddr-one-1-26)
Black and white photographic print of the Fourth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League's Convection Court and Queen. Left to Right: Mae (Okazaki) Sasaki of Tacoma, Washington; Margaret Tomoguchi of Seattle, Washington; Mary (Nakata) Fujii of Portland, Oregon (Queen); Sumi (Hashimoto) Kurokawa, and Takako Nitta of Spokane, Washington. This photograph was found in Frank Hirahara's ...
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-12-20)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-12-20)
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-207-32)
vh Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-207-32)
Recognition of the significance of the Japanese Gardeners Association
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 2 (July 21-28, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 2 (July 21-28, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-27)
Selected article titles: "Close to 500 Participate as PANA Opens" (pp. 1, 5), "House Increases Redress Figure to $50 Million for Fiscal Year 1990" (p. 1), "Heart Mtn. Resisters Speak Out at Forum" (pp. 1-2), and "First Japanese in U.S. Came by Mistake" (p. 7).
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."
Nisei baseball players (ddr-densho-259-539)
img Nisei baseball players (ddr-densho-259-539)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] in baseball shin guards, with other presumed baseball players. This may well have been part of the Nisei Athletic Club baseball team."
Japanese Hall (ddr-densho-34-89)
img Japanese Hall (ddr-densho-34-89)
Members of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, pose outside the Japanese Hall on Grow Avenue.
Man Giving Speech (ddr-hmwf-1-507)
img Man Giving Speech (ddr-hmwf-1-507)
"Dillon S. Myer, High School auditorium, Aug 12, 1943" as described on back, man standing at podium
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