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
Tats and Eleanor Kurozawa at banquet (ddr-densho-368-349)
img Tats and Eleanor Kurozawa at banquet (ddr-densho-368-349)
Pictured left to right: Willie Kiyota, Tats Kurozawa, and Eleanor Kurozawa. Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Ken Yamaki and Frank
img Ken Yamaki and Frank "Bonsey" Yanagimachi at banquet (ddr-densho-368-345)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Truck carrying veterans from 2nd Battalion-Company E.F.G.H in parade (ddr-densho-368-417)
img Truck carrying veterans from 2nd Battalion-Company E.F.G.H in parade (ddr-densho-368-417)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Sadame Kojimoto at banquet (ddr-densho-368-347)
img Sadame Kojimoto at banquet (ddr-densho-368-347)
Sada Kojimoto married to Mits Kojimoto. Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Banquet attendees sitting at long table (ddr-densho-368-348)
img Banquet attendees sitting at long table (ddr-densho-368-348)
Pictured: Takao Hedani, Frank Saito, Haru Sumida, and Tom Shimazu. Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Veteran waving while marching in parade (ddr-densho-368-415)
img Veteran waving while marching in parade (ddr-densho-368-415)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Veterans marching in parade (ddr-densho-368-416)
img Veterans marching in parade (ddr-densho-368-416)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Two men at reunion (ddr-densho-368-403)
img Two men at reunion (ddr-densho-368-403)
Pictured on right: Willie Kiyota. From the 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Attendees of banquet (ddr-densho-368-374)
img Attendees of banquet (ddr-densho-368-374)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Cake at banquet (ddr-densho-368-393)
img Cake at banquet (ddr-densho-368-393)
Cake reads: "Go for Broke!" Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-288)
img Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-288)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Two veterans at banquet (ddr-densho-368-387)
img Two veterans at banquet (ddr-densho-368-387)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Kaoru Ohira and Paul Matsumoto at banquet (ddr-densho-368-335)
img Kaoru Ohira and Paul Matsumoto at banquet (ddr-densho-368-335)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Young woman looking at waterfall (ddr-densho-368-312)
img Young woman looking at waterfall (ddr-densho-368-312)
Waterfall located on the way to Hana Bay. Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
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