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.

Sports (293)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Joe Kobuki, Sports and recreation in camp

293 items
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 ...
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).
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."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. DIAMOND BAY 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
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, 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."
Frank S. Fujii Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-8-7)
vh Frank S. Fujii Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-8-7)
Prewar Seattle community athletics

This interview was conducted over two days due to electrical problems. The majority of the interview was completed on the second day, September 5.

Fred Matsumura Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-46-1)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-46-1)
Memories of growing up on Molokai, Hawaii: attending school, participating in sports

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro ...

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 ...
Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
doc Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
Oral history interview with Mr. Nori Masuda, Mrs. Masako Inada, Mrs. Fumi Nakajima, and Mrs. Setsu Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Fresno West Side
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Okamura, Masao
Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
doc Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including movies, dances, dissatisfaction with recreation, family dynamics, desire to leave camp, cultural and generational differences, and weather. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for the ...
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-42)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-42)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including social interactions, friendships, "going steady," and personality traits. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). Additional personality ...
Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
doc Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including weather, social interactions, barracks noise, the desire to leave camp, prospect of discrimination, reflections on "one year since 'evacuation,'" and the journey to camp. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of ...
Chapter 11 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-36)
doc Chapter 11 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-36)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topic including a fundraising carnival, yearbooks, class subjects and discussions, sports, homework, books, and teachers. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were collected as part of a class assignment and used for the Japanese American ...
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