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.

Japanese language schools (133)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese language schools, Takie Okumura

132 items
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. 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).
Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-191-11)
vh Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-191-11)
Attending Japanese language school, or "tip school"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
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 ...
Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
doc Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
Oral history interview with Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee. 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 Omata, Mr Jiro and Lee, Mrs Tsune
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
Naoichi Shohara (ddr-csujad-8-64)
doc Naoichi Shohara (ddr-csujad-8-64)
Oral history interview with Naoichi Shohara. 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 Shohara, Naoichi
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
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
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. 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 Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
These are students of North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L to R): Mac Sasaki, Akira Kumasaka, ...
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 ...
Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1003-1-5)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1003-1-5)
Attending Japanese language school

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Masako Yoshida Interview Segment 3 (ddr-manz-1-153-3)
vh Masako Yoshida Interview Segment 3 (ddr-manz-1-153-3)
Mother's profession as a Japanese language school teacher
George Yoshida Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-132-7)
vh George Yoshida Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-132-7)
Attending Japanese language school: "It was something we hated, but it was ... expected of us"
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-193-5)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-193-5)
Attending Japanese language school; teacher a strict disciplinarian

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

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