Student clubs

At West Coast universities before World War II, Japanese clubs were formed for students from Japan and Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) who were reaching college age. Because it was understood that people of Japanese ancestry would not be accepted at white fraternities, the solution was to form segregated clubs.

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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 53 (July 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-220)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 53 (July 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-220)
"Poetess Depicts Mass Evacuation of B.C. Japanese" (p. 1), "Otoshi Describes Experiences at Evergreen Boys' State" (p. 1).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 3 (June 1969) (ddr-densho-297-3)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 3 (June 1969) (ddr-densho-297-3)
Selected article titlese: "The Persecution Rests" (p. 1), "CS, It's a Gas!" (p. 1), "Reflections in a Slanted Eye" (p. 2), "Grapes Are Coming!" (p. 4).
img "Japan-America students society" (ddr-densho-259-297)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of what I will guess was a college group. This is a mixed group of young adult Caucasians and Nisei, both men and women. Since Frances Maeda is holding the Japanese Hino maru, and the American flag crosses it, I think that this may have been a Japan-America students …
Two women sitting in grass (ddr-densho-383-176)
img Two women sitting in grass (ddr-densho-383-176)
Written on album page below photograph: "Kay Suzuki and Sumi Shimizu". Both were University of Washington students and members of the Fuyo Kai organization. Sumiko Shimizu graduated in 1933, and was the president of Fuyo Kai in her senior year.
Dave Tanabe (ddr-densho-383-341)
img Dave Tanabe (ddr-densho-383-341)
Dave Tanabe was a University of Washington graduate in 1937 and a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time as a University of Washington student. Written on album page below photograph: "Dave Tanabe".
Man sitting on steps with pipe (ddr-densho-383-59)
img Man sitting on steps with pipe (ddr-densho-383-59)
George Tokuda sitting outside Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE on University of Washington campus. Written on album page below photograph: "Taken at J.S.C. U.W."
Group of students on lawn at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-214)
img Group of students on lawn at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-214)
Members of the Japanese Students Club and Fuyo Kai. Written on album page below photograph: "C[larence] Uyematsu, Terada, Okubo, Nobu Yanagimachi, Billie Tashiro, Yurino Takayoshi, Yuki Watanabe." The man identified as Okubo (back row, right) may be George Otsubo.
Bain Chiba on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-257)
img Bain Chiba on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-257)
Bain Chiba was a University of Washington graduate in 1937. He was a pharmacy student and a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time at the University of Washington. Written on album page below photograph: "Another Druggist, Bain Chiba".
William Takahashi on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-255)
img William Takahashi on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-255)
William "Yash" Takahashi was a University of Washington graduate in 1937. He was on the debate team and a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time as a student at the University of Washington. Written on album page below photograph: "Our Debater, William Takahashi".
Tad Yonago wearing University of Washington sweater (ddr-densho-383-332)
img Tad Yonago wearing University of Washington sweater (ddr-densho-383-332)
Written on album page below photograph: "Pride of Spokane, Tad Yonago". Tad Yonago was from Spokane and graduated from the University of Washington in 1936. He was a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time at the University of Washington.
University of Washington Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-383-383)
img University of Washington Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-383-383)
Members outside the Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE. George Tokuda in center front row, wearing light-colored suit. Written on bottom left corner "Takano Studio".
George Tokuda with pipe (ddr-densho-383-327)
img George Tokuda with pipe (ddr-densho-383-327)
George Tokuda sitting outside Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE on University of Washington campus.
University of Washington students (ddr-densho-383-62)
img University of Washington students (ddr-densho-383-62)
Left to right: Tad Yonago and Frank Yamashita. Written on album page below photograph: "Frank and Tad". Both were members of the Japanese Students Club, pictured standing outside the Japanese Students Club house located at 4115 15th Avenue NE.
University of Washington Fuyo Kai members (ddr-densho-383-375)
img University of Washington Fuyo Kai members (ddr-densho-383-375)
Group photograph taken in front of columns in Sylvan Grove on University of Washington campus. Fuyo Kai was a campus organization to support Japanese American students. Tamako Inouye was president of Fuyo Kai as a senior in 1942.
University of Washington Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-383-352)
img University of Washington Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-383-352)
Members outside the Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE. George Tokuda in front row, third from left. Printed on photograph mat frame: "Aiko, Seattle, Wn."
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