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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Community and social service associations (130)

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
Young People's Christian Conference (photocopy) (ddr-densho-259-286)
img Young People's Christian Conference (photocopy) (ddr-densho-259-286)
Photocopy. 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."
Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
img Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
Mary Koura and fellow Children's Orthopedic guild members during a fundraising event. The Nisei women formed their own guild in 1948.
Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
img Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
Members of the Japanese American community meet outside the Japanese Hall on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
The Japanese Y.M.C.A. (ddr-densho-353-367)
img The Japanese Y.M.C.A. (ddr-densho-353-367)
The Japanese Y.M.C.A. offered English classes and guidance for young immigrants.
Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
doc Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
A previously confidential federal investigation of Takami Hibiya's history, family, and American loyalty.
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
Kenji Tomita Interview Segment 17 (ddr-ajah-1-3-17)
vh Kenji Tomita Interview Segment 17 (ddr-ajah-1-3-17)
Longtime volunteer work with the Japanese American Services of the East Bay
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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-84-12)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-84-12)
Participation in YWCA activities

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

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 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.

Mike Murase Interview II Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-526-11)
vh Mike Murase Interview II Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-526-11)
Getting involved in social service activities in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo
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.

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
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