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. 81, No. 21 (November 21, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 21 (November 21, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-46)
Selected article titles: "Wendy Bares Own Background" (pp. 1-2), "Sen. Inouye at Lone Mountain: Vigilance Key to Democracy, Equality" (p. 1), "Denver Testimonial to Salute Only Governor Who Welcomed Evacuees" (p. 1), and "From the Frying Pan: The Japanese Way" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 8 (August 22, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 8 (August 22, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-33)
Selected article titles: "EXECOM Orders Cutbacks" (pp. 1-2), "CANE Unable to Secure NC-WNDC Support to Act on Nat'l Mandate" (pp. 1, 3), and "Ye Editor's Desk: Little Tokyo--My Hometown" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 21 (June 3, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 21 (June 3, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-21)
Selected article titles: "JACL's Reply to CRA Summons" 'Quash It!'" (p.1), "Traditional Issei Message of 'Benkyo, Benkyo' Still Effective" (p.2), "Completion of Japanese Village Plaza Project for July 1978" (p.3, 7), "Sansei Youth Not 'Turned Off' to JACL" (p.4), "Reconciliation 1977 Style" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 2 (July 8, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 2 (July 8, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-26)
Selected article titles: "Angry Words Fly Over J-Town Housing: (p.1), "AMA Conference Tables Move to Aid Hibakusha" (p.1), "Asians Criticize Census Test Site" (p.1), "Hearing Off on Retirement Credit Bill" (p.2), "Law Denying College Aid to Aliens Invalidated" (p.3), "Nisei Marriages Evolving" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 8 (August 19, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 8 (August 19, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-32)
Selected article titles: "Sumitomo Bank Denies Charge of Job Bias" (p.1-2), "School Board Official's Remark on Buddha Stirs Controversy" (p.1), "New Relief Laws Urged for Atomic Bomb Victims in Japan" (p.1, 5), "NC-WN Steps Up Community Meetings on Reparations Bill" (p.2, 5), "Nevada's 'Geisha'" (p.5), "Pioneer Issei Landscaper Retires at 87" (p.9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 22 (June 10, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 22 (June 10, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-22)
Selected article titles: "Americans Charge Reverse Bias Against Japanese Firms in U.S." (p.1, 5), "Earl Warren Memoirs: 'It Was Wrong'" (p.1, 4), "Census Questionnaire Questioned" (p.1-2), "Ideas from Community Sought for Little Tokyo Redevelopment Update" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 1 (July 1, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 1 (July 1, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-25)
Selected article titles: "JACL Joins 20 Other Nat'l Groups in Case Against Bakke" (p.1-2), "'Nondeportable' Status Likely to Relieve Longtime 'Illegals'" (p.1-2), "Gov. Ray Signs E-1 Visa Alien Tuition Law" (p.1-2), "The Pride at Seabrook" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 5 (July 29, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 5 (July 29, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-29)
Selected article titles: "Evacuation Was a 'Bum Deal': Buchanan" (p.1-2), 'Carter Appoints Four Nikkei to High-Level Posts" (p.1, 4), "Japan to Raise 1,000,000,000 Yen for Li'l Tokyo Cultural Community Center" (p.3), "The Bakke Case" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2068 (November 9, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2068 (November 9, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-44)
Selected article titles: "JACL to Develop TV Series on Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Return Urged for Little Tokyo 'Northside'" (p. 1), "Asian American Music on 'Arista' Label: 'Hiroshima' Sounds Going Nationwide" (p. 3), and "A Background Report: Japan-U.S. Friendship Act" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 3 (January 22, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 3 (January 22, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-3)
Selected article titles: "Task Unit Investigates Anti-Minority Violence" (p. 1), "Reagan Alters Stand; Biased School Tax Urged" (p. 2), "Supreme Court Ruling Excludes Aliens from Public Employment" (p. 2), and "Lil' Tokyo Expansion Plan Halted" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 4 (January 31, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 4 (January 31, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-4)
Selected article titles: "Onizuka Killed in Space Shuttle Disaster" (p. 1), "Judges Overturn Dismissal of NCJAR Suit" (pp. 1, 5), and "Little Tokyo Tenants Protest Evictions" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 4 (August 7-14, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 4 (August 7-14, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-29)
Selected article titles: "Inouye Lauded by Many for Role in Hearings" (p. 1), "Amended Version: S.1009 Passes Senate Committee" (pp. 1-2), "Over 120 Participate in NCRR Delegation to Lobby Capitol" (pp. 1-2), and "Little Tokyo District Formally Entered on National Register" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 15 (November 10, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 15 (November 10, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-40)
Selected article titles: "Conference Report Shunted Back to House: Senate Delays Money Bill for Redress" (p. 1), "JACL, OCA, Etc.: Concerns Discussed at D.C. Anti-Asian Violence Confab" (p. 1), "For the Japanese American National Museum Collection: Artifacts Gathered from Basement of S.K. Uyeda (Taul) Building Being Torn Down in Little Tokyo" (p. 3), and "Sequel to …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 10 (October 6, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 10 (October 6, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-35)
Selected article titles: "'Never Hated Them Before, But I Do Now' Says Letter Writer of Asians in America" (p. 1), "Senate Approves Redress as Entitlement"(p. 1), "Non-Nikkei Groups Supporting Redress Push Honored by JACL" (pp. 1, 3), and "Proposed Little Tokyo Nisei War Monument to Focus on WWII Record of 13,639 Veterans" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 13 (April 6, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 13 (April 6, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-13)
Select article titles: "U.S. Census Hears Asian Concerns"(p.1);"JACL Calls for Repeal of Discriminatory Employer Sanctions in Immigration Law"(p.1); "San Jose Japantown Seizes Unique Opportunity for Revitalization of Businesses & Community Life"(p.2); "Common Memorial to Restore Pioneer Issei History on Vancouver Island Planned for 1991"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 4 (February 16-29, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 4 (February 16-29, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-4)
Selected article titles: "JACL Convention: Host City San Jose Features Japantown Rich with History" (p. 1), "In Indiana, Immigration, Internment Exhibit Gets Good Reviews" (p. 4), "'Brick-Laying' Dedicates Japanese American Museum's Phase II Pavilion Site in Los Angeles" (p. 5), and "Books: Sugihara's Heroism in Saving Jews Chronicled by His Widow" (p. 7).
Frank Hirahara at New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-80)
img Frank Hirahara at New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-80)
Black and white photographic negative of Frank Hirahara and Rose Mae Hara at the New Tokyo Bar in Portland, Oregon. For original print please ONLC 2855 (ddr-one-1-79).
New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-84)
img New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-84)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified bar patrons at the New Tokyo Bar. Bartender George Ninomiya is behind the bar.
New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-83)
img New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-83)
Black and white photographic negative of an unidentified patron in the New Tokyo Bar sitting in a booth near two unidentified guitar players.
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