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 (832)
Associations and organizations (289)

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

289 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 10 (February 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-177)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 10 (February 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-177)
""This is Your Seattle, in Music and Art' to be YW Course" (p. 1), "Kaneko Cites JACL's Work; Eyes Members" (p. 1), "60 Day Visit to Japan May Be Okay Soon" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 6 (January 20, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-267)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 6 (January 20, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-267)
"Yorty's Bill Would End Racial Bias" (p. 1), "Loss Caused by Leasehold Sale Allowed Under Claims Act : ADC" (p. 1), "Tentative 3-Day Program Announced for '51 N.W. Young Buddhist Conclave" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 35 (April 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-202)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 35 (April 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-202)
"JACL ADC Urges "Positive Action' to End All Segregation in Army" (p. 1), "We're Over Top in ADC Drive, Treasurer Says" (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. 1 No. 71 (September 30, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-58)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 71 (September 30, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-58)
"Two-Day Bussei Conclave Opens Here This Saturday" (p. 1), "American Aid Through LARA Called Vital Factor in Boosting Morale of Japanese" (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).
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. 1 No. 7 (January 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-4)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 7 (January 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-4)
"Finch Starts Drive to Aid Hawaii GI's" (p. 1),"Urges Improvement of "Blighted' Areas" (p. 1), "L.A. Council Hits Land Law Section" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 31 (April 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-198)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 31 (April 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-198)
"Hopes Rise on Senate Approval of Judd's ENI Legislation" (p. 1), "Local ADC Fund Push of $5,000 Starts April 20" (p. 1),
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."
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
Letter from the Suzuki's to Rev. and Mrs. Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-13)
doc Letter from the Suzuki's to Rev. and Mrs. Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-13)
Letter from the Suzuki's to Rev. and Mrs. Miller regarding recent happenings at the Santa Anita Assembly Center. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-46_14
Young People's Club of Seattle (ddr-densho-296-11)
img Young People's Club of Seattle (ddr-densho-296-11)
Caption on reverse: "Seattle 1923-24 / Young People's Club / newspaper publishing. / [Masahide Yamashita] / provided young / Japanese Americans / a place to meet / to keep them off the / streets."
Letter from Lester Suzuki to Brother [Wendell L.] Miller, May 4, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-3)
doc Letter from Lester Suzuki to Brother [Wendell L.] Miller, May 4, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-3)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and describing early days there, including lack of regular work and schooling schedules and of appropriate food for children; scouts and boys' clubs being in development; religious services on Sundays attracting nearly 2000 people; and the need to wait for community facilities such as laundry and …
Letter from Jane Harino to Rev. Wendell [L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-7)
doc Letter from Jane Harino to Rev. Wendell [L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-7)
Personal letter states that she is going to Jerome, Arkansas rather than to Granada, a change that pleases her because "there's a certain someone in Jerome - We're both so very happy"; also mentions passes for Miller [and Mrs. Miller?] as well as for the Reverend and Mrs. Clay, and asks that Miller help her by …
Letter from T. Takahashi and Family to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 14, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-5)
doc Letter from T. Takahashi and Family to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 14, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-5)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Assembly Center; thanks Miller for his "kind treatment and wonderful assistance in our evacuation" and mentions that his or her mother is now recovering with them after suffering from worry and tiredness. Takahashi states that their life was previously too materialistic, and that this is a "God-given opportunity ... …
Letter from Mrs. L. [Lester] Suzuki to Rev. [Wendell L.] and Mrs. [?] Miller, May 5, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-4)
doc Letter from Mrs. L. [Lester] Suzuki to Rev. [Wendell L.] and Mrs. [?] Miller, May 5, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-4)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Assembly Center. Suzuki thanks Reverend Miller and Mrs. Miller for their kindness; mentions friends among the "dear Caucasian ministers such as you"; and discusses the importance of religious services, housing in a new barrack vs. in the stables, making furniture from scrap wood, an impending increase in number of …
Letter from George K. Sakai,  1942 May 4 (ddr-csujad-20-14)
doc Letter from George K. Sakai, 1942 May 4 (ddr-csujad-20-14)
Letter from George Sakai to United Methodist Church regarding address information for a mutual friend. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-46_13
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).
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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 114, No. 19 (May 15, 1992) (ddr-pc-64-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 114, No. 19 (May 15, 1992) (ddr-pc-64-19)
Select article titles: "2 Asian Americans killed in L.A. riots" (p. 1); "Asian American groups organize to help for riot victims" (p. 1); "JACL active on civil rights measures" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
Select article titles: "Gen. Willoughby to address MIS veteran reunion" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei Image in Japan Valuable, Says Professor" (p. 1); "Chicago Nisei Drum & Bugle Corps Ambassadors create goodwill on tour" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-26)
Select article titles: "44 more congressmen join Mastsunaga-Holifield bill" (p. 1); "Seattle Oriental communities form 'ACE': Asian Coalition for Equality" (p. 1); "Oriental garden designed by Issei dedicated, accepted by Austin, Tex." (p. 1); "Census to count Spanish-speaking" (p. 1); "Campus Unrest Affecting U.S.-Japan exchange" (p. 8).
Actor in period dress stands next to a car (ddr-densho-395-110)
img Actor in period dress stands next to a car (ddr-densho-395-110)
An actor in Kamakura period dress, from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce parade float, stands next to a car.
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