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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
Select article titles: "Salt Lake bids for 1958 convention 15th Biennial may be co-sponsored by Mt. Olympus; dates not yet announced" (p. 1); Over $250,000 Awarded for Claims in Jan." (p. 1); "L.A. race relations progress in Look" (p. 1); "Repatriates Denied Right to Sue for Vested Property Return" (p. 1); "Flood Damage Light for Nisei …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 19 (May 10, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 19 (May 10, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-19)
Select article titles: "Continuation of Japanese Farm Labor Held Likely by Hillings" (p. 1); "San Diegans urge elimination of Fuzz Young Story" (p. 1); "'Golden Reel' prize awarded to Nisei" (p. 1); "Against farm labor program but for higher Japan quota" (p. 1); "Seven months remain for 'illegally admitted' aliens in U.S. to change status to …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
Selected article titles: "Noted Oregonians Honored for Wartime Service to Nisei, JACL" (p. 1); Bill Hosokawa Promoted Post's Exec. News Ed" (p. 1); Shonien 'red carp,' JACL 'pinwheel' on L.A. museum exhibit" (p. 1); No. Calif. Japanese Americans launch $5,000 campaign for Immigration Museum" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei, Sansei...Sensei" (p. 2); "Seek central camp in Orange …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
Select article titles: "Congressional hearings end on use of temporary Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Congressmen to support JACL Nat'l TV protest" (p. 1); "Active Chicagoan Mike Hagiwara dies unexpectedly" (p. 1); "Denver TV stations promis no showing of anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Parents of grade school pupils urged to protest use of 'Firelight Reader'" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
Select article titles: "26,000 Japanese War Brides in U.S. Group Told" (p. 1); "Senate Committee Amends Claims Supplemental Appropriation Bill" (p.1 ); "Non-profit groups listed for 1st time as claim awardees" (p. 1); "JACL participates in Memorial Day Rites at Arlington Cemetery; sagging Nisei interest in war dead scored by D.C. JACLers" (p. 1); "Rep Judd's …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
Select article titles: "Permanment Stay Offered Skilled Japanese on Temporary Visa" (p. 1); "Curriculum body acts on CL protest of 'Fuzz Young' story" (p. 1); "Claims payment appropriations up for endorsment" (p. 1); "Los Angeles-born Nisei successful in transition to life in Detroit circles" (p. 1); "Calif. pension bill passes Assembly" (p. 1); "Japanese Americans Among …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 23 (June 9, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 23 (June 9, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-23)
Selected article titles: "'Command Decision': Evacuation, Part 2" (p. 1), "Memorial Day Rites at Golden Gate Taped for Japan TV" (p. 3), and "Sacramento JACL Wins Nisei Olympics, Four Lightweight Division Records Broken" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
Selected article titles: "Foes of California English Initiative Form Coalition to Prevent Passage" (pp. 1, 8), "Japanese National Kept in Detention by Provision on McCarran-Walter Act" (pp. 1, 3), "President's Corner: Here's What We're Doing" (p. 5), and "U.S., Latin American Nikkei Athletes 'Go for the Gold' in Mexico Sportsfest" (pp. 6-7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 7 (August 17, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-32)
img Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 7 (August 17, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-32)
Selected article titles: "American Bar Assn. recognizes wrong but rejects reparations" (p. 1), "Memorial marker for slain Asian student vandalized" (p. 1), "U.S. wrestler refers to opponent as 'that Jap'" (p. 1), "'A-Team' episode receives protests" (p. 1), "Mondale's 'Hong Kong' reference criticized" (p. 2), "Schmoe attends Hiroshima ceremony" (p. 3), "Nisei officiates at Olympic gymnastics …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 11 [March 22, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 11 [March 22, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-11)
Select article titles: "Man convicted of hate crime" (p. 1), "Yamaguchi wins world skate title" (p. 1), "Oscar Picks" (p. 1) "Asian TV show goes national" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 116, No. 3 (January 22, 1993) (ddr-pc-65-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 116, No. 3 (January 22, 1993) (ddr-pc-65-3)
Select article titles: "Doris Matsui appointed to Clinton White House staff" (p.1); "Despite local JACL protests, 'Jap Road,' 'Jap Lane' remain in towns near Beaumont, Texas" (p. 1);"Study: Whites dominate L.A. sports positions" (p. 3).
Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-9)
doc Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-9)
Ayako writes to her father that they are leaving Thursday for the Puyallup Assembly Center, but tells him not worry because they will be with her grandfather's family.
Ice skaters smile for the camera (ddr-densho-463-94)
img Ice skaters smile for the camera (ddr-densho-463-94)
Skaters identified in ddr-densho-110 as Terry Yanayisawa, Mary Oda, Stella Nizahara, Ruby Hifumi, Sup Nishikawa, Bunny Matsutsura. Written beside photograph on scrapbook page: Come on Smile for the camera.
Kanio H. and Bob K. watch a game (ddr-densho-463-97)
img Kanio H. and Bob K. watch a game (ddr-densho-463-97)
Written beside photograph on scrapbook page: Kanio H. watches the game, Bob K.
Laughing ice skaters (ddr-densho-463-112)
img Laughing ice skaters (ddr-densho-463-112)
Skaters identified in ddr-densho-110 as Terry Yanayisawa, Mary Oda, Stella Nizahara, Ruby Hifumi, Sup Nishikawa, Bunny Matsutsura. Written beside photograph on scrapbook page: Down and Out.
Ice skaters sitting on the ice (ddr-densho-463-95)
img Ice skaters sitting on the ice (ddr-densho-463-95)
Skaters identified in ddr-densho-110 as Terry Yanayisawa, Mary Oda, Stella Nizahara, Ruby Hifumi, Sup Nishikawa, Bunny Matsutsura. Written beside photograph on scrapbook page: Playing?
Women ice skating in a line (ddr-densho-463-92)
img Women ice skating in a line (ddr-densho-463-92)
Skaters identified in ddr-densho-110 as Terry Yanayisawa, Mary Oda, Stella Nizahara, Ruby Hifumi, Sup Nishikawa, Bunny Matsutsura.
Ice skaters wait for a friend (ddr-densho-463-110)
img Ice skaters wait for a friend (ddr-densho-463-110)
Written beside photograph on scrapbook page: Terry Yanayisawa, Mary Oda, Stella Nizahara, Ruby Hifumi, Sup Nishikawa, Bunny Matsutsura.
Ice skaters falling down (ddr-densho-463-111)
img Ice skaters falling down (ddr-densho-463-111)
Skaters identified in ddr-densho-110 as Terry Yanayisawa, Mary Oda, Stella Nizahara, Ruby Hifumi, Sup Nishikawa, Bunny Matsutsura. Written beside photograph on scrapbook page: going down.
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