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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Puppy next to two fish (ddr-densho-201-336)
img Puppy next to two fish (ddr-densho-201-336)
Puppy next to two fish. Caption on front: "7 3/4 lb & Brownie."
Man with skis (ddr-densho-201-256)
img Man with skis (ddr-densho-201-256)
Man posed in front of mountains holding a pair of skis.
img "Florence swimming pool" (ddr-densho-201-423)
Men at a swimming pool. Caption on reverse: "Florence swimming pool."
img "11 1/2 Pounder Steelhead" (ddr-densho-201-333)
Fish hanging from a line. Caption on front: "11 1/2 Pounder Steelhead [trout]."
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 98 (November 27, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-159)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 98 (November 27, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-159)
"Sabath Vows Support of Issei Rights" (p. 1), "Bias Noted in Chicago Cemeteries" (p. 1), "Claim Queries and Answers" (p. 1), "Community Basketball Season to Start Next Wed.,Dec. 1" (p. 3).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 26 (April 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-12)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 26 (April 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-12)
"Attend The Northwest Times Casaba Tourney April 11, 12 & 13" (p. 1), "Asks Masaoka to Give Data on Japanese" (p. 1), "House Body Postpones Hearings" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 1 (January 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-1)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 1 (January 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-1)
"Legislature Will Weigh Proposal to End Bias in Employment" (p. 1), "Ex-OWI Aide Cites Losses of Evacuees" (p. 1), "Where Should Nisei Settle Down? Wherever He is Happy, Writer Thinks" (p. 2), "Nisei Hoopsters Start '47 Season Jan. 8" (p. 3).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 16 (February 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-88)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 16 (February 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-88)
""USS Munemori' Redesignation Set for March" (pg. 1), "Second Annual N.W. Cage Meet Opens Here Friday Night, Feb. 20" (pg. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 28 (April 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-14)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 28 (April 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-14)
"This Is A Matter of Hitching in Japan, for Instance, One Must Marry Not Only to Eat But to Live" (p. 1), "National JACL Decides to Join With ACLU in Emilie Bouiss Case Set to be Held in Seattle Soon" (p. 1) "Hoshino KO's Rival in 4th in Isle Debut" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 17 (February 21, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-89)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 17 (February 21, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-89)
"Masaoka Calls on Christians to Help on Evacuation Issue" (pg. 1), "Tournament Schedule" (pg. 1)
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."
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