The Japanese American Citizens League

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) was organized in the late 1920s by a small group of young, professional nisei in response to the anti-Japanese fervor of the times. The organization was decidedly patriotic and dealt with discrimination by emphasizing American citizenship, loyalty, and assimilation. Because of their ideology, JACL members were recruited by the military to assist in carrying out the "evacuation" orders, and they urged Japanese Americans to cooperate with the government. The group inspired strong, mixed feelings among Japanese Americans during this time. However, in the years following the war, the JACL regained much of its former support by successfully overturning many legal barriers for Japanese Americans.

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The Japanese American Citizens League (1601)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Warren Furutani, Japanese American Citizens League, Saburo Kido, James Sakamoto, Masao Satow, Walter Tsukamoto, Edison Uno

1601 items
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-118)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-118)
A letter written by Virgil L. Elliott to the President of the United States. Elliott was a journalist who covered the Tokyo Rose trial and in this letter he requests Presidential intervention to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-376)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-376)
Yoshio Katayama's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-389)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-389)
Roy Yoshida's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-403)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-403)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Bob Cullum (ddr-densho-338-420)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Bob Cullum (ddr-densho-338-420)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-368)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-368)
Bill Kajikawa's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-360)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-360)
John Toshino's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Morton Grodzins (ddr-densho-338-415)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Morton Grodzins (ddr-densho-338-415)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-386)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-386)
Nami Shio's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-338-406)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-338-406)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dorothy Canfield Fisher (ddr-densho-338-409)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dorothy Canfield Fisher (ddr-densho-338-409)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-362)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-362)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Ab Jenkins (ddr-densho-338-405)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Ab Jenkins (ddr-densho-338-405)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Note regarding the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-361)
doc Note regarding the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-361)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Note to Guyo Tajiri about the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-357)
doc Note to Guyo Tajiri about the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-357)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Note about the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-358)
doc Note about the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-358)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Robert Pirosh (ddr-densho-338-410)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Robert Pirosh (ddr-densho-338-410)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Roland Kadonaga (ddr-densho-338-423)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Roland Kadonaga (ddr-densho-338-423)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-388)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-388)
Pat Okura's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-338-411)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-338-411)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-372)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-372)
Harold Gordon's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-117)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-117)
A discussion about talking to Wayne Collins about the Iva Toguri d'Aquino pardon effort.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Mas Satow (ddr-densho-338-404)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Mas Satow (ddr-densho-338-404)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
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