Nihonmachi ("Japantowns")

Because of housing and employment discrimination, Japanese Americans tended to cluster in ethnic neighborhoods known as Nihonmachi, or "Japantowns." Living, working, studying, and worshiping in close proximity made for tight-knit communities. With the forced removal of Japanese Americans in the spring of 1942, the bustling Nihonmachis of the West Coast closed down and never fully recovered, even after the war ended.

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No.2 (July 13, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No.2 (July 13, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-28)
Selected article titles: "In Memoriam: Scotty Tsuchiya" (p.1), "Public School Prayers" (p.1), "Housing for Aged Issei in S.F. Urged" (p.2), "Architects Selected for 'Nihonmachi'" (p.2), "Early California History of Japanese Inspires Youth Delegates at NC-WNDC Meet" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 13 (September 28, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 13 (September 28, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-39)
Selected article titles: "Dillingham-Inouye Senate Race Big Election Issue" (p.1), "Emancipation Proclamation" (p.1-2), "Li'l Tokio Urban Renewal Panel Topic" (p.1), "Perils Dogged Nisei G-2 Men" (p.2), "History Project Seeks Background Info, Clues" (p.4)/
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 16 (October 19, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 16 (October 19, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-42)
Selected article titles: "Merrill's Marauders Assn. Tells Army Its Displeasure Over Film" (p.1), "Dan Inouye Senate Boosters Wary of Primary Results" (p.1), "Li'l Tokio Revives Community Hall Plan" (p.1), "1st Commercially Grown Roses Hailed in Watsonville" (p.1), "On Negro Rights" (p.2), "Policy Statement on Civil Rights" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 19 (May 11, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 19 (May 11, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-19)
Selected article titles: "Pat Okura First Nominee for President, Mt. PDC Candidate" (p.1), "History Project Fund Climbs Past Mark of $62,000" (p.1), "Round 1: The PC Debate" (p.2), "D.C. Teenagers Form Girls' Odori Group" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 18 (May 4, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 18 (May 4, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-18)
Selected article titles: "UCLA Agrees with JACL to Co-Sponsor History Project" (p.1,4), "Keep Nihonmachi Policy Announced" (p.1), "Japan's Reaction to Nuclear Tests" (p.1-2),"Youth Career Parley Stimulating" (p.2), "'Injustice' of War Relocation Recalled in Utah" (p.3), "Educational Level of Sansei Students Seen Dropping Below High School Average" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 8 (August 24, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 8 (August 24, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-34)
Selected article titles: "Legislative Progress to Tax-Exempt Claims Seen, Committee Oks King Bill" (p.1), "House Approves WW2 Claims Bill" (p.1), "Nihonmachi Project Diagrams Presented" (p.1), "'Are You Really an America!' Badgers Nisei Students with UCLA's Project India" (p.1), "Internal Revenue Service Slashes Open a Wound" (p.2), "Pearl Harbor Spy Story Interest Revived by German Window's Suit …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 12 (September 21, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 12 (September 21, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-38)
Selected article titles: "Hart Immigration Bill" (p.1-2), "Washington Repeal Campaign on SJR 21 Moves into High" (p.1-2), "1889 Land Law 'Lies about Like a Loaded Weapon'" (p.1), "Japanese American Community Leaders First to Be Summoned in New Series of Conferences with Seattle Mayor in New Hall" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 12, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 12, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-2)
Selected article titles: "Japanese Leaders More Concerned Over Shabby U.S. Treatment of Japan Trade" (p.1), "Seattle City Council Turns Down Proposal to Prohibit Housing Ban" (p.1), "Nisei in Hawaii Losing Political Grip, Says Inouye" (p.1), "After Pearl Harbor" (p.2), "Li'l Tokyo Issei Cited for Goodwill Push" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 9 (March 2, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 9 (March 2, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-9)
Selected article titles: "Buddhists to Aid JACL in Japanese History Project" (p.1), "Supreme Court Slaps Down All Travel Bias" (p.1), "Mosk Lauds JACL Work Against Communism" (p.1), "Nationalism or Patriotism" (p.2), "Japanese Soldier Brides Surveyed" (p.3), "JACLers Hear Challenge to Maintain San Francisco's Nipponmachi" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 26 (December 18-25, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 26 (December 18-25, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-51)
Selected article titles: "Assisting in Formation of National Jr. JACL" (p.A1, 3), "Japanese American Research Project: Answers to Six Basic Questions Most Often Asked" (p.A1-2, 5), "Most Important Legislative Enactment: Civil Rights Act" (p.A5), "Evacuation Claims Tax Liability" (p.A6), "JACL Views on Proposed Immigration Legislation" (p.A6), "Sansei in Mississippi" (p.A10-11), "JACL Seeks Data of Nisei Employment …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 7 (August 14, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 7 (August 14, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-33)
Selected article titles: "Judge Black Backs Civil Rights Act Accommodations" (p.1), "Federal Urban Renewal Fundsd Jeopardized by Prop. 14 Nod" (p.1), "Nisei in Snake River Valley Area Active in Local Community, Civic Programs" (p.1), "New Japanese Town in Salt Lake Proposed as Civic Auditorium Complex Underway" (p.1), "Salt Lake JACLers Concerned over Battle of Educational Forces …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 17 (October 23, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 17 (October 23, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-43)
Selected article titles: "'No' Votes Gaining in Prop. 14 Polls" (p.1), "U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Mixed Marriages in Florida Case" (p.1, 4), "San Francisco Chinese and Japanese Americans Tell of Housing Discrimination before State Senate Subcommittee" (p.1, 4), "Salt Lake Group for Nihonmachi Formed" (p.1), "Yamasaki Commissioned to Plan $100-Million California 'City'" (p.3), …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 23 (December 3, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 23 (December 3, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-49)
Selected article titles: "Washington Land Law Repeal Campaign in '66 under Fire" (p.1), "Japanese Understand 'U.S. Honor Is at Stake in Vietnam': Amb. Takeuchi" (p.1), "History Project: Twin Falls Portal for 10,000 Evacuees" (p.1), "Northside of 1st St. in Li'l Tokio Spared Seizure" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 20 (November 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 20 (November 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-46)
Selected article titles: "Becoming Involved in Civil Rights" (p.1), "50,000 Aliens in Wash. Seen as Allies for SJR 20"(p.1-2), "Bulldozers in Action to Start on San Francisco Japanese Trade Center"(p.1), "History Project: Two Cities Which Faced Evacuees" (p.3, 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 11 (March 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 11 (March 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-11)
Selected article titles: "Orange County Japanese Become Millionaires as Land Value Rise, but Hard Times Strike Growers in Imperial Valley-JHP Learns" (p.1-2), "Documents for History Project Gain in Volume" (p.1-2), "Ventura County Lemon Growers Authorized Limited 'Tanno' Use" (p.1-2), "100th, 442nd Designations to Be Retained" (p.3), "San Francisco Japanese Cultural, Trade Center Groundbreaking Rites Set Mar. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 7 (August 12, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 7 (August 12, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-32)
Select article titles: "Li'l Tokio brightens up for Nisei Week" (p. 1); "Anti-riot mood compared with Evacuation era" (p. 1); "Nat'l JACL program attractive to 21-35 age group under study" (p. 1); "In-depth research, future History plans summarized" (p.3); "San Diego Convention Minutes" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 25 (June 24, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 25 (June 24, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-25)
Select article titles: "American Buddhists can help end war in Vietnam: Sparky" (p. 1); "Redevelopment kills Salt Lake's Nihonmachi" (p.1); "Civil Rights Bill House Action" (p. 2); "Nat'l Junior JACL Constitution and By-Laws proposed" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 20 (May 17, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 20 (May 17, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-20)
Selected article titles: "JACL to commemorate historic Nisei event" (p. 1), "Two Views of Discrimination in Japan" (p. 1), "Winners of JAL-JACL fellowship" (p. 1), "Surgeon General appoints ex-Hanford Nisei as consultant in pharmacology" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 18 (May 3, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 18 (May 3, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-18)
Selected article titles: "American (Gallup) opinion of Japan continues mixed" (p. 1), "JACLer hears Patsy and Sparky cast 'Yea' votes for 1968 Civil Rights Act" (p. 1), "Seattle ordinance on open housing passed unanimous" (p. 1), Architect Minoru Yamazaki designing patient-centered hospital in Toledo" (p. 3), "Hiring Nisei not enough to dismiss state bias charge" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 3 (January 19, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 3 (January 19, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-3)
Selected article titles: "1st St. Widening Proposal Snags Li'l Tokio Beautification Plan" (p. 1), "JACLers should guard the right of dissent: Jerry Enomoto Outlines JACL Commitment at PNWDC Convention" (p. 1), "Redevelopment halt asked in San Francisco" (p. 3), "Lack of interest in Junior JACL a common problem in Northwest" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 5 (August 2, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 5 (August 2, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-31)
Selected article titles: "'Hot issues' facing JACL convention aired by Jerry" (p. 1), "IDC Civil Rights Position Paper" (p. 1), "Nihongo-speaking collegians survey Little Tokyo area for Issei opinion" (p. 1), "Council of Oriental Organizations receives $13,000 in antipoverty funds" (p. 2), "Violence Rocks Seattle Central Area Businesses. Estimate $16,000 in Damage of Nisei Operated Stores" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 19 (May 10, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 19 (May 10, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-19)
Selected article titles: "Help oppressed adopt JACL slogan seen as key to quell racial riots" (p. 1), "Hawaii's crack 29th Infantry Brigade to report without its Nisei general" (p. 1), "Nipponmachi property owners in Seattle in wait & see mood" (p. 3), "Li'l Tokio businesses surveyed - nomiya pace with 23, physicians next at 15" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 13 (March 29, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 13 (March 29, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-13)
Selected article titles: "Role of mediator in civil rights pictured for JACL" (p. 1), "Fishing area name 'Japanese Point'" (p. 1), "Nisei a 'White' to Eyes of NAACP Man" (p. 1), "San Francisco to dedicate Japan cultural-trade center" (p. 1), "JACL Role in civil rights: interpret the problem" (p. 1), "New Nihonmachi to rise north of …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 9 (March 1, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 9 (March 1, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-9)
Selected article titles: "Nisei employers note on-the-job training program" (p. 1), "JACL placed on record in Sentate for rights bills" (p. 1), "Kido recounts his 40 years inside League" (p. 1), "Seattle newsletter survey made on central area school issue" (p. 1), "Civil Rights and the Senate" (p. 2), "San Francisco new Nihonmachi awaits formal dedication …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 17 (April 26, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 17 (April 26, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-17)
Selected article titles: "TV writer aims gripe at JACL mass protest" (p. 1), "Grateful Chicago Japanese Americans see first of 150 gift trees planted" (p. 1), "UH students air feelings about draft, riots in mainland and war in Vietnam" (p. 1), "Idaho governor lauds Nisei Idahoans as efficient, excellent farmers" (p. 1), "The race problem" (p. …
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