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 (850)
Associations and organizations (519)

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

519 items
Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-287)
img Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-287)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Two women sitting at restaurant (ddr-densho-368-284)
img Two women sitting at restaurant (ddr-densho-368-284)
Older woman is Tomi Iino. Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Group of veterans at banquet (ddr-densho-368-369)
img Group of veterans at banquet (ddr-densho-368-369)
Group includes Willie Kiyota in first row on right. Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Flowers and plants (ddr-densho-368-300)
img Flowers and plants (ddr-densho-368-300)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Bill and Tomi Iino sitting at restaurant (ddr-densho-368-305)
img Bill and Tomi Iino sitting at restaurant (ddr-densho-368-305)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Attendees at banquet (ddr-densho-368-352)
img Attendees at banquet (ddr-densho-368-352)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Roads near Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-289)
img Roads near Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-289)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Bill Iino in forest (ddr-densho-368-293)
img Bill Iino in forest (ddr-densho-368-293)
Bill Iino sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Swimmer in ocean (ddr-densho-368-298)
img Swimmer in ocean (ddr-densho-368-298)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Tomi Iino along street for veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-426)
img Tomi Iino along street for veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-426)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Truck carrying veterans in parade (ddr-densho-368-424)
img Truck carrying veterans in parade (ddr-densho-368-424)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Iino family at meal (ddr-densho-368-412)
img Iino family at meal (ddr-densho-368-412)
Bill and Tomi Iino pictured. From the 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
View of beach from hotel balcony (ddr-densho-368-281)
img View of beach from hotel balcony (ddr-densho-368-281)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Truck carrying veterans in parade (ddr-densho-368-429)
img Truck carrying veterans in parade (ddr-densho-368-429)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Mist-covered mountains in Maui (ddr-densho-368-303)
img Mist-covered mountains in Maui (ddr-densho-368-303)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Roy Uehara at banquet (ddr-densho-368-392)
img Roy Uehara at banquet (ddr-densho-368-392)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Taiko drummers at Hawaiian luau and show (ddr-densho-368-331)
img Taiko drummers at Hawaiian luau and show (ddr-densho-368-331)
Hawaiian Luau was an event in the 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Tomi Iino along street for veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-427)
img Tomi Iino along street for veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-427)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
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