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.

Education (222)
Japanese language schools (170)

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Japanese language schools, Takie Okumura

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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-42-188)
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 …
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
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
Elk Grove Japanese Language School (ddr-csujad-55-2592)
img Elk Grove Japanese Language School (ddr-csujad-55-2592)
A photograph of Elk Grove Japanese Language School. Bill Matsumoto is second boy from right post. Teacher is sitting in dotted white collar dress. Janie's grandfather, Bill's father with white hair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2756
Elk Grove Japanese Language School (ddr-csujad-55-2593)
img Elk Grove Japanese Language School (ddr-csujad-55-2593)
A photograph of Elk Grove Japanese Language School. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2757
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
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
Inaugural opening of Elk Grove Japanese School (ddr-csujad-55-1588)
img Inaugural opening of Elk Grove Japanese School (ddr-csujad-55-1588)
Sepia-toned photograph of a group of students and adults at the inaugural opening of the Elk Grove Japanese language school. Photograph includes identification of some individuals. From left to right, Yamada, Hatsutaro Ishigaki, Kanjiro Omae, George Haruto Omae, Harry Kaname Omae, Frank Yamada, George Shigeru Matsumoto, Shigeo Sakamoto, Makishima, Robert Masaru Matsumoto, Tsunematsu Sugimoto, Elwood Norio …
Marysville reunion 1991 (ddr-csujad-55-2697)
doc Marysville reunion 1991 (ddr-csujad-55-2697)
Pamphlet of "the third post-evacuation Marysville area Japanese American reunion" held September 27-29, 1991. Features the Japanese language school, Marysville Gakuen, built in 1926. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2861
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 …
Sei Morita (ddr-csujad-8-43)
doc Sei Morita (ddr-csujad-8-43)
Oral history interview with Sei Morita. 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 Morita, Sei
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. 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 Taira, Dr Kikuo
Dr. George Suda (ddr-csujad-8-65)
doc Dr. George Suda (ddr-csujad-8-65)
Oral history interview with Dr. George Suda. 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 Suda, Dr George
Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
doc Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Akiko Suda. 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 Suda, Mrs Akiko
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
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. 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 Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. 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 Araki, Masao
Iwao Kodama (ddr-csujad-8-28)
doc Iwao Kodama (ddr-csujad-8-28)
A statement by Iwao Kodama. 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 Kodama, Iwao
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. 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 Arita, Masami
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. 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 Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
doc Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
Oral history interview with Shizuye [Shizue] Nagata. 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 Nagata, Shizuye
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. 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 Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
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