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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Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-84-8)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-84-8)
Early involvement in church and the YMCA

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.

Alan Nishio Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-450-15)
vh Alan Nishio Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-450-15)
Organizing several community organizations at the roots of the redress movement
Karen Yoshitomi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-527-10)
vh Karen Yoshitomi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-527-10)
Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-76-24)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-76-24)
Kiyo's work with the YWCA

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
George Fugami Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-7-45)
vh George Fugami Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-7-45)
Becoming involved in Japanese American community organizations
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-60-15)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-60-15)
Bringing business insight to Nikkei Concerns; a formula for success
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
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
Ron Wakabayashi Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-460-7)
vh Ron Wakabayashi Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-460-7)
Involvement with AADAP, the Asian American Drug Abuse Program
Ron Wakabayashi Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-460-8)
vh Ron Wakabayashi Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-460-8)
Psychological problems suffered by the Sansei generation after World War II
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.

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.

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.

Toshikazu
vh Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-248-20)
First coming up with the idea to start a nursing home for the Issei generation
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