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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Sports (297)

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Campers racing (ddr-densho-336-845)
img Campers racing (ddr-densho-336-845)
The 1976 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. \nCaption on front: "Leslie Shirakawa Red Stripes, Paul Kawakami Beret, Donna Kawahara."
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-948)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-948)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Linda Kato black shirt, Gail Onishi, Kitagawa, Roger Morimoto yellow shirt, Frank Suzuki beige shirt, Karen Ota vest, Holly Hikido background."
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-947)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-947)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Kellyanne Ebisui, Gail Onishi, Kathy Kashima, Ken Kawamoto, Linda Kato, Margie, Yemoto, Roger Morimoto."
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-946)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-946)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Sono Takizawa, Julia Murata, An Shimakawa, Bob Yamamura, XX, Mary Takagi."
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. 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).
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