Sports

Sports leagues were important institutions for Japanese Americans growing up on the West Coast. Both boys and girls played basketball, baseball and other sports. The traditional Japanese martial arts of judo and kendo were practiced as well. Baseball became the primary sport for young Japanese Americans who were often prohibited from playing in the white leagues. The highly competitive games in the all-Japanese American leagues built pride and a sense of community.

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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 19 (March 5, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-186)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 19 (March 5, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-186)
"Extension of War Brides' Act or GI Fiancees' Act Opposed by House Judiciary Members" (p. 1), "Here's How House Passed Judd ENI Bill; If Approved by Senate, It Could Mean Death of 1924 Oriental Exclusion Act" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 13 (February 12, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-180)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 13 (February 12, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-180)
"Judd Bill Passed by House Unit Without Dissenting Vote" (p. 1), "Senate OK's Bill to Pay for Our Loss" (p. 1), "Tokuda's Eye Third N.W. Title as Basketball Tourney Nears; Fierce Fight for Crown Looms" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 25 (March 17, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-95)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 25 (March 17, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-95)
"Epinal War Heroes' Remains Removed" (p. 1), "Congress Gets Another Bill Aiding Issei" (p. 1), "Story of the 442nd" (p. 2), "Frisco Saints, Berkeley Nisseis to Tangle for "Oriental Title" (p. 3).
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
Caption on front: "GEORGE BLANKET; J. Kubuki up. MORCAR 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:2; C. Penn Owner and Trainer; THE FORTUNA."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. SKY NURSE 3rd. Cresecnet [sic] City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 3, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. BOBBY EFFORT 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-8)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-8)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. PURSE MORTGAGE 2nd. PORTOLA STAR 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct. 2, 1941. 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-12)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-12)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 10, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Ysix (ddr-densho-234-17)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Ysix (ddr-densho-234-17)
Caption on front: "YSIX; J. Kubuki up. OFF SIDE 2nd. BONIFER 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:15:2; A.G. Shriver Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Riz Raz (ddr-densho-234-5)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Riz Raz (ddr-densho-234-5)
Caption on front: "RIZ RAZ; J. Kubuki up. VALDINA SASH 2nd. LOTTIESON 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct 4, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07:3; D. Pardee Owner; C. Pierre Tr."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-18)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-18)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. DIAMOND BAY 2nd. HOLSTER 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 1/4 mi. Time 2:09:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Prince Nadji (ddr-densho-234-9)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Prince Nadji (ddr-densho-234-9)
Caption on front: "PRINCE NADJI; J. Kubuki up. NOYO 2nd. WIGTOWN 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 21, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:4; G. Baber Owner; H. Cowan Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-26)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-26)
Caption on front: "ALMA MAE; J. Kubuki up. STEPHEN H. 2nd. SHERRY FLIP 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 24, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Movie Actor (ddr-densho-234-25)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Movie Actor (ddr-densho-234-25)
Caption on front: "MOVIE ACTOR; J. Kubuki up. BROWN LUCK 2nd. GEORGE BLANKET 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 24, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:15:1; Adams & Cole Owners H. Adams Tr."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-31)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-31)
Caption on front: "ALMA MAE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-27)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-27)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. CHESTER ROSE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-13)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-13)
Caption on front: "BRILLIANT QUEEN; J. Kukubi up. MY UNIVERSE 2nd. LADY LISTO 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 1 1/16 mi. Time 1:47:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer; CHAS. E. MCDONOUGH HANDICAP."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Hallucinator (ddr-densho-234-24)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Hallucinator (ddr-densho-234-24)
Caption on front: "HALLUCINATOR; J. Kubuki up. IRISH PAN 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 21, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:2; G. Baber Owner E. Cowan Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-2)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-2)
Caption on front: "POLVOS PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEPHEN H. 2nd. PINE BUR 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
Caption on front: "TIMBER GIRL; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; J.J. Millerick Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Kriegsmann (ddr-densho-234-30)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Kriegsmann (ddr-densho-234-30)
Caption on front: "KRIEGSMANN; J. Kubuki up. DRUM MUSIC 2nd. OSADO 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct. 1, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07:2; J.J. Millerick Owner T. Gorsky Tr."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
Caption on front: "FAYETTE PRINCE; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:24; C.M. Whiteside Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-14)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-14)
Caption on front: "BRILLIANT QUEEN; Agua Caliente June 15, 1941; J. Kabuki up 1 1/2 mi. 2:35 2/5; C.E. Brown Jr. - Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 11, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
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