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 adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-384)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-384)
Lt. Col. Tsukamoto's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
doc 1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Monroe E. Deutsch (ddr-densho-338-413)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Monroe E. Deutsch (ddr-densho-338-413)
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 regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-119)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-119)
Guyo Tajiri participated in a JACL led effort to receive a pardon for Iva Toguri d'Aquino. This is a letter from Guyo Tajiri discussing her conversations with Stan Delaplane.
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-126)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-126)
Letter discussing the changing attitudes in the JACL as well as Wayne Collins dislike of the organization.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-399)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-399)
Mary Minamoto'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-338-402)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-402)
Masaji Toki'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-338-379)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-379)
Hirao Sakurada'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-338-380)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-380)
The Yamasaki'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-338-381)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-381)
Mas Yano's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter from JACL leadership discussing the formation of the Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-366)
doc Letter from JACL leadership discussing the formation of the Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-366)
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-338-398)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-398)
Nobi Takahashi'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-338-113)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-113)
Guyo Tajiri participated in a JACL led effort to receive a pardon for Iva Toguri d'Aquino. This is a letter from Robert M. Takasugi, a lawyer working with Wayne Collins on the case.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-377)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-377)
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-338-365)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-365)
Masuji Fujii's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-165)
doc Letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-165)
A letter discussing the forced removal, the Tajiri's effort to keep the Pacific Citizen running in Salt Lake City, and the state of the country.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-383)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-383)
Carl & Susie Sato'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-338-370)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-370)
Joseph Oyama'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-338-424)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-424)
Nobu Kawai'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-338-363)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-363)
Mary Mittwer'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-338-390)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-390)
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 James C. Purcell (ddr-densho-338-416)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from James C. Purcell (ddr-densho-338-416)
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 Richard J. Walsh (ddr-densho-338-407)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Richard J. Walsh (ddr-densho-338-407)
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-338-394)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-394)
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-338-395)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-395)
William Mimbu's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
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