Japanese language schools

Each day, after public school ended, Nisei (second-generation) children attended Japanese language schools for an hour's instruction in Japanese language and culture. Issei (first-generation) parents wanted their children to learn Japanese to help them succeed in the community and if they ever moved to Japan. The Nisei were moderately interested at best, and language acquisition was spotty. Japanese language schools were considered suspect after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and their principals were among the first arrested.

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Ketchikan Japanese Language School (ddr-densho-442-42)
img Ketchikan Japanese Language School (ddr-densho-442-42)
Photograph of students and teachers outside the Ketchikan Japanese Language School. Everyone is wearing crafted hats. Identified front row left to right: Pat Hagiwara, Alice Togo, unidentified, Bert Kimura, Helen Nakashima, Irene Kimura, Ruth Tomo Ohashi, Jim Tatsuda, rest unidentified. Top row: unidentified, Charlie Tatsuda, Mary Ohashi, rest unidentified.
Layton Japanese School (ddr-densho-162-18)
img Layton Japanese School (ddr-densho-162-18)
Front (L to R): Tak Satomura, Mas Miyagishima, Mits Satomura, Shig Satomura, Jim Yamane, John Kikuchi, Toshiye Nishida, Haruye Kosaiku, Yaeko Kosaiku, Kimiye Satomura, Hayashi sensei, Fumi Kikuchi, Ruth Imada, Uta Tsujimoto, Masao Oda, Jane Nakaishi, Chiyo Oda, Hisaye Kariya. 2nd row (L to R): Yori Kosaiku, Tamao Kariya, George Kikuchi, Ben Tsujimoto, Jun Kikuchi, Shimako …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 22 (May 29, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 22 (May 29, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-22)
Selected article titles: "Treaty Merchants Charge State Bias against Students" (p.1), "Honolulu Realtors Support Civl Rights Bill Objectives" (p.1), "Negro Equality Fight Likened to Problem Once Facing Nise" (p.1-2), "Supreme Court Tells Prince Edward Cty. to Reopen Schools" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 10 (September 4, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 10 (September 4, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-36)
Selected article titles: "BCA Ministers Stand Firm on 'No' Vote on 14" (p.1), "I&NS Records Show 42,980 Issei Citizens" (p.1), "In Not-too-Distant Future Dan May Be U.S. 'Veep' Candidate" (p.1), "Chicago JACL Offers Adult Nihongo Class" (p.4), "Yen Deposit Claims Attorney Visits D.C." (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 4 (January 22, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 4 (January 22, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-4)
Selected article titles: "History Project Schedule in Four Areas Tightened" (p.1), "Johnson Asks Removal of Racial Bars in Immigration" (p.1-2), "First Japanese in Denver Reputed to Be 'Pleasure Girls' Imported by Chinese" (p.1-2), "One or More Health Insurance Policies" (p.2), "CREA Will Oppose Any Attempt to Kill Prop. 14 Victory" (p.3), "Race Relations Legislation to Be …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 16 (April 17, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 16 (April 17, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-16)
Selected article titles: "Problem Confronting JACL on Yen Deposit Claims Aired" (p.1-2), "D.C. JACLers Busy on Civil Rights Front" (p.1), "PSW-JACL Major Medical Health Plan Coverage, Limitations, Rates" (p.2, 4), "Nihongo Schools in California to Organize" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 9 (March 7, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 9 (March 7, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-9)
Selected article titles: "VFW Post in Okinawa Push Evac. Reparation" (p. 1), "Topaz WRA Camp Monuments Set" (p. 1), "Japanese Day School Scheduled to Open This Fall in New York" (p. 1), and "Federal Communications Commission: Ruling the Air Waves and Waiving the Rules" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-7)
Selected article titles: "EO 9066 Proclaimed 40 Years Ago" (pp. 1-2), "Immigration Raids to Continue; Ten Aliens Voluntarily Go Home" (pp. 1, 8), "Redress Phase 3: Remembering 9066" (p. 2), and "School Discipline in Tokyo Falling" (p. 5).
Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-83)
doc Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-83)
Discusses imprisonment in the stockade of 12 incarcerees and tension concerning the Japanese Language Schools and the schools in the camps, detailing what it terms "terrorist tactics" on the part of the Japanese Language School's proponents and concluding that the Project Director is justified in using the stockade for disciplinary purposes. The document also includes the …
Chapter 6 and 7 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-34)
doc Chapter 6 and 7 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-34)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including living in barracks, block noise, lack of privacy, mess hall dining, nosy neighbors, jobs, leisure time, sports, movies, church attendance, the Young Buddhist Association (YBA), family dynamics, social changes, dating, and rumors. Each entry includes the full date …
Nisaburo Aibara (ddr-csujad-46-58)
doc Nisaburo Aibara (ddr-csujad-46-58)
Obituary clipping from the Turlock Daily Journal regarding Nisaburo Aibara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0058
It was a day to remember for Turlock Japanese elder citizen (ddr-csujad-46-57)
doc It was a day to remember for Turlock Japanese elder citizen (ddr-csujad-46-57)
Newspaper clipping from the Turlock Daily Journal regarding Nisaburo Aibara's honors and biography. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0057
Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-188)
img Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-188)
A group photograph of schoolchildren and staff at a Japanese school in Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_02_002
Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-191)
img Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-191)
A group photograph of the Japanese American community at Las Animas Japanese Elementary School, Colorado. It was taken to celebrate the opening of the school on May 12, 1930. The caption reads: North America Colorado State Las Animas Japanese Elementary School opening ceremony, May 12, 1929. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
School play at Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-192)
img School play at Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-192)
A group photograph of school play performers at Las Animas Japanese Elementary School. The play, "Masuhime," was performed by female performers to celebrate the 1st commencement of the school. From right: Kazuye Hara, Mitsuye Tashiro, Yoneko Meguro, Teruko Taniguchi, Haruko Tashiro, Yuriko Minaguchi, Misao Nishitsuji, Ayako Hara, Toshiko Kumatani, Yayeko Nishii. Pianist, Shigeko Shugihara. See this …
Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-190)
img Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-190)
A group photograph of schoolchild, parents, and staff at Las Animas Japanese Elementary School. The caption reads: translation = Las Animas Japanese Elementary School 3rd ceremony of the end of the school year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_02_005
Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-187)
img Las Animas Japanese Elementary School (ddr-csujad-42-187)
A group photograph of schoolchildren and staff at a Japanese school in Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_02_001
Japanese school in Colorado (ddr-csujad-42-189)
img Japanese school in Colorado (ddr-csujad-42-189)
A group photograph of Japanese schoolchildren in Colorado. Includes Yoneko Meguro. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_02_004
Bukkyokai Fujinkai teachers (ddr-csujad-56-316)
img Bukkyokai Fujinkai teachers (ddr-csujad-56-316)
Group in front of Enmanji Buddhist Temple includes Reverend and Mrs. Goto and Japanese language school teachers from Bukkyokai Fujinkai. Handwritten list of names on back of photo. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a …
Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
doc Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
Oral history interview with Tadashi Kanemoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KANEMOTO_TADASHI
Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
doc Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
Oral history interview with Shim Hiraoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIRAOKA_SHIM
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