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 (209)
Japanese language schools (141)

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

141 items
School photo (ddr-densho-321-526)
img School photo (ddr-densho-321-526)
Caption on reverse: "Tacoman / Japanese School / circa 1934."
Nisei girls at the Japanese Community Hall (ddr-densho-259-175)
img Nisei girls at the Japanese Community Hall (ddr-densho-259-175)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "20 or so Nisei girls gathered along the south side of the Dee Japanese Community Hall this may represent a Japanese language school, because Mrs. Haru Tsuji, who was a Japanese language teacher, is standing in the background."
Nisei boys at Japanese language school (ddr-densho-259-187)
img Nisei boys at Japanese language school (ddr-densho-259-187)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of the young Dee Nisei boys pictured with [Japanese language teacher] Haru Tsuji. Since Toru Hasegawa is also in this picture, maybe some of the Oak Grove Nisei attended the language school at the Dee Community Hall."
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).
Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
doc Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
Captain John M. Hall writes to Dillon S. Myer in response to an earlier letter asking for clarification on Takami Hibiya's suspended leave clearance.
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. 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 ...
Takami Hibiya suspended leave clearance form (ddr-densho-381-143)
doc Takami Hibiya suspended leave clearance form (ddr-densho-381-143)
Leave form with a notation from Robert K. Thurber. stating that J.B. (possibly Captain John Hall) does not recommend Takami for leave from the Minidoka camp.
Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
doc Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
A previously confidential federal investigation of Takami Hibiya's history, family, and American loyalty.
Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
doc Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
A letter, most likely from Dillon S. Meyer, replying to Harry Stafford regarding a teletype about Takami Hibiya's employment and leave clearance.
Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
doc Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
Takami Hibiya's leave application from Minidoka concentration camp to work at the Navy Language School at the University of Colorado.
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. 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).
Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1008-5-5)
vh Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1008-5-5)
Japanese language school: why many of the Issei sent their children

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

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