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
Berry Association Committee building (ddr-densho-34-64)
img Berry Association Committee building (ddr-densho-34-64)
Mr. Geo T. Masukawa and his dog in front of the building where the Berry Association Committee met. The berry cannery would later occupy this site.
YWCA conference attendees (ddr-densho-111-11)
img YWCA conference attendees (ddr-densho-111-11)
These young women were temporarily released from Tule Lake concentration camp to attend the YWCA conference.
Nikkeijinkai meeting (ddr-densho-113-41)
img Nikkeijinkai meeting (ddr-densho-113-41)
A meeting of the Seattle Japanese American Association, also known as Nikkeijinkai.
Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-95)
img Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-95)
The Lotus group was an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church. This photo was taken after a Lotus performance at Nippon Kan Theatre.
Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-133)
img Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-133)
The Lotus group was an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church. This photo was taken after a Lotus performance at Nippon Kan Theatre.
Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-28)
img Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-28)
This program took place at the Nippon Kan Theater in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. The Lotus group was affiliated with the Seattle Buddhist Church.
Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-29)
img Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-29)
This program took place at the Nippon Kan Theater in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. The Lotus group was affiliated with the Seattle Buddhist Church.
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-130-4)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-130-4)
Members of the Green Lake Seinenkai (young people's club), a social club primarily for Nisei in their teens and twenties. This club organized athletic, cultural, and social activities such as formal dances (pictured here). (L to R): Tak Nakawatase, Shuichi Abe, Toshiko Fukano, Naoshi Kumagai, Minnie Ota, Kiyoshi Tada, May Kumasaka, Nobi Yamada, Ko Suzuki ...
Postcard (ddr-densho-325-62)
doc Postcard (ddr-densho-325-62)
The stamp on the card reads "Japanese Association of Isleton - Isleton, Cal."
Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 18, 1989) (ddr-janm-4-23)
doc Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 18, 1989) (ddr-janm-4-23)
Day of Remembrance- Reflecting on our Past/Shaping the Future event program sponsored by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (February 18, 1989).
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
doc Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop taking place in San Francisco, California (February 14, 1992).
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.
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