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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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117 items
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).
Kay Ochi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1020-10-1)
vh Kay Ochi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1020-10-1)
Work with the National Coalition for Redress Reparations (NCRR)

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the …

Kay Ochi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1020-10-3)
vh Kay Ochi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1020-10-3)
The grassroots mission of the National Coalition for Redress Reparations

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of …

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-1-1)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-1-1)
Prewar activities: attending the University of Washington, conducting a study of the Seattle Japanese American community for master's thesis

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the …

An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-66-1)
vh An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-66-1)
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. Audio is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0163. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3378_F01
Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1001-25-28)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1001-25-28)
The history of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community organization
Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-7)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-7)
Prewar activities: YMCA and church groups

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-73-9)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-73-9)
Participating in Japanese American community activities

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-123-23)
Reuniting with family in Portland, Oregon; attending Lewis & Clark College; accepted to the School of Social Work at the University of Washington

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-123-28)
Description of Atlantic Street Center's methodology, approaches to helping troubled youth

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-124-13)
Creating Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County and uniting efforts of all racial minorities

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-124-12)
Involvement in creation of Asian Counseling and Referral Service

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-125-3)
Creation of community agencies headed by people of color, cultivating collaboration between Asian American groups

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-123-26)
Focusing on working with troubled youth with the Atlantic Street Center

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-123-27)
Securing grant from National Institute of Mental Health to study troubled youth

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-123-30)
Developing a statewide plan on delinquency prevention

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-60-13)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-60-13)
From Social Concerns to Nikkei Concerns, the origins of its elder care mission
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-60-14)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-60-14)
Developing the plan for Keiro Nursing Home: motivation, early planning, building support
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-77-26)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-77-26)
Kiyo's work with a YMCA program

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-77-27)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-77-27)
Working with the YWCA and the Bellamys

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Ben Uyeno Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-100-37)
vh Ben Uyeno Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-100-37)
Establishing Keiro nursing home: recognizing a need for a Japanese facility
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