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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Joe Kobuki, Sports and recreation in camp

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Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
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Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
What's Our Decision?
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Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
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Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
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Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
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