Community and social service associations

After World War II, in areas where Japanese Americans resettled in large numbers, community and social service organizations were formed to meet their needs. In Seattle, for instance, Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) organized and raised funds for a retirement home that would be culturally appropriate for the Issei (first-generation immigrants). Further, some Japanese Americans chose to go into social service work, in part motivated by their wartime incarceration.

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Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Emergency Service Committee, Japanese American Committee for Democracy, Kachigumi, Janice Mirikitani, Morale Committees, Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, Oahu Citizens Committee for Home Defense, Office of Civilian Defense (Hawaii), Police Contact Group (Honolulu), Women's War Service Association (Hawaii), Shigeo Yoshida

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130 items
Japanese Center in Ketchikan (ddr-densho-442-88)
img Japanese Center in Ketchikan (ddr-densho-442-88)
Photograph of four men standing outside the Japanese Center in Ketchikan, Alaska. Identified left to right is Kichijiro "George" Suzuki, unidentified, Mr. Hagiwara, and Jasomatsu "George" Ohashi.
Neighborhood House children (ddr-densho-72-54)
img Neighborhood House children (ddr-densho-72-54)
From page of "Scrapbook: 1984-1987". The original caption reads: "Camping with Neighborhood House kids at Camp Denny near Snoqualmie Pass."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 15 (October 13, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 15 (October 13, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-40)
Selected article titles: "Nixon Signs Yen Claims Bill, Cites Nikkei Contributions to America" (p.1), "'Guilty by Reason of Race' E.O. 9066 Cover Girl Speaks Out" (p.1-2), "Little Tokyo Towers Files with HUD to Fund $6 Million Housing Project" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
Selected article titles: "Clinic for Hibakusha in L.A." (p.1-2), "L.A. Chinatown Youth Council Charges Police Harrassment, Use of Epithets" (p.1), "Oakland to Survey Issei Housing" (p.2), "Welfare Rights Fund Drive Tops Goal; Nearly 1,000 Contributed" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
Selected article titles: "Major PSW Push Still in Education" (p. 1, 5), "Personalized Calif. License Plates with Racial Slur Distresses Senator" (p.1), "Nixon-Tanaka Statement" (p.2), "West Coast Nisei Express Fear in Being Caught in Trade War" (p.3), "Little Tokyo Health Fair Sept. 24" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 21 (June 2, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 21 (June 2, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-21)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Family Victims of Verbal Abuse by Owner of Beaumont Cherry Orchard" (p.1), "Agenda Papers Pepper Chapters" (p.1, 3), "PSWDC in Bid for $8,000 to Fund Welfare Group" (p.3), "Pride and Faith Personified: Nisei of MISLS" (p.5), "City Hall Jeopardizes Little Tokyo's Future" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 17 (October 27, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 17 (October 27, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-42)
Selected article titles: "Utah Japanese Opposing Two Expansion Plans" (p.1), "Great Western Sugar Purchased by Nisei-Chaired Cooperative" (p.1), "Looking After 3,000 Acres" (p.2), "School Busing in Calif. Face Voters as Proposition 21" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 16 (October 20, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 16 (October 20, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-41)
Selected article titles: "Nixon Signs Yen Claims Bill, Cites Nikkei Contributions to America" (p.1), "'Guilty by Reason of Race' E.O. 9066 Cover Girl Speaks Out" (p.1-2), "Little Tokyo Towers Files with HUD to Fund $6 Million Housing Project" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 17 (May 5, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 17 (May 5, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-17)
Selected article titles: "Hollywood Producer Bares JACL 'Threat'" (p.1), "Bilingual Officials for Voters Favored" (p.1), "Sac'to Valley Japanese Community Center Proposed, Feasibility Sought" (p.6), "Nisei ACLU Attorney Wins Challenge to Erase Loyalty Oath for Ballot Spots" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
Selected article titles: "Seabrook Farms Eye Japanese Industries" (p.1), "Plight of Issei Living Below Poverty Level Raises Questions" (p.1), "San Francisco Community Group Toiling to Revitalize: (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 4 (February 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 4 (February 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-4)
Selected article titles: "Calif. Legislature Resolution Urges Immediate Redress in Full" (p. 1), "Matsui & Ujifusa Say: Strategy to Increase Redress Appropriations Ready" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL Blasts Anti-Redress Political Ad as 'Misguided and Exploitative'" (p. 1), and "San Jose JACL & Community to Start Endowment Foundation" (p. 5).
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Japanese Aid Hungry (ddr-densho-446-447)
doc Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Japanese Aid Hungry (ddr-densho-446-447)
Ai Chih Tsai shown donating rice on behalf of the Japanese Congregational Church (JCC) to Seattle's Neighbors in Need
Commemorative Issue 2600th Anniversary Yearbook and Directory 1940-1941 (ddr-densho-480-2)
doc Commemorative Issue 2600th Anniversary Yearbook and Directory 1940-1941 (ddr-densho-480-2)
The yearbook includes pictures and information about Japanese American businesses, schools, organizations, individuals, and families. The directory includes city indexes for California, as well as a few city indexes for Arizona and Japan, with advertisements for businesses and organizations throughout the city indexes.
Seattle Nikkeijin Kai 10 year anniversary book (ddr-densho-474-51)
doc Seattle Nikkeijin Kai 10 year anniversary book (ddr-densho-474-51)
Commemorative book with cloth cover, mulberry endsheets, and Japanese stab binding for Seattle Nekkeijin Kai's 10-year anniversary. Book opens right to left. Book includes photos and list of notable Japanese community members. Includes two-page description of Seattle Nikkeijin Kai and Japanese Community Service of Seattle.
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
Selected article titles: "Procedure for Gradual Liquidation of Center Outlined" (p. 1), "Mills Says No More Reinductions Will be Permitted Into Center" (p. 1), "Biddle Says 5,000 at Tule Lake Center Ask for Repatriation" (p. 2), "Man Held for Shooting of 3 Nisei in Idaho" (p. 3), "171 Removed from Tule to Internment Camp" (p. 3), …
An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu (ddr-csujad-29-66)
vh An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu (ddr-csujad-29-66)
An oral interview with Katsumi Kunitsugu, longtime volunteer and leader in Little Tokyo. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0164. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3378_T01
Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
img Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
The Fujin Home, which was affiliated with the Christian Baptist Church, was located at 11th and Spruce in Seattle, Washington. It offered shelter for people such as orphans, the handicapped, and women who were recently divorced or widowed and who had nowhere else to go. Various types of classes and social activities were organized by the …
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-288)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-288)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of many young Nisei This surely must have been another YPCC gathering this conference likely took place at a church in Portland."
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-287)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-287)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A sectional Young People's Christian Conference (YPCC) which was held in Yakima, WA, February 23, 1935."
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-296)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-296)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of another YPCC [Young People's Christian Conference], this time at the Centenary-Wilbur Church which was on the eastside of Portland." Caption on front of photograph: "Fourth Oregon Sectional Y.P.C.C. Centenary - Wilbur Church, Portland, Oregon, March 28-29, 1936."
img "The Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Camp" (ddr-densho-259-285)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Camp at Tilly Jane Campground in the Mount Hood National Forest We actually camped out in tents then, and the supplies had to be hauled across the Tilly Jane Creek canyon on a cable car [This picture] includes Raymond Hiroshige (a U of O college classmate …
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-304)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-304)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group of YPCC [Young People's Christian Conference] attendees this time in Hood River, and taken in front of the Hood River High School auditorium."
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