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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Japanese language schools (173)

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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.
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.
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. 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).
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. 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).
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).
Letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager (ddr-sbbt-2-17)
doc Letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager (ddr-sbbt-2-17)
A response letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager about a Japanese language teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-34)
doc Letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-34)
A response letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii with an enclosed personal history statement.
Letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford (ddr-sbbt-2-32)
doc Letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford (ddr-sbbt-2-32)
A letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford regarding personal histories for Yukiko and Yoshito Fujii.
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 …
Japanese language school in Marysville, California (ddr-csujad-55-2611)
img Japanese language school in Marysville, California (ddr-csujad-55-2611)
Group photograph at the groundbreaking ceremony for a Japanese language school in Marysville, California. Names are provided with the photo. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2775
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
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
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
Community analysis report, no. 3 (March 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1657)
doc Community analysis report, no. 3 (March 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1657)
Report, "Japanese groups and associations in the United States," on Japanese social, economic, religious, and nationalistic groups and associations in the United States. Covers Kenjinkai or prefectural associations, Junior Kenjinkai, Nihonjinkai or Japanese associations, Seinenkai or young people's societies, Fujinkai or women's societies, Japanese Chambers of Commerce, hotel associations, California Farmers Association, Japanese Labor Association, Ko …
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-10-12)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-10-12)
Attending Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and the Japanese Language School
Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-197-6)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-197-6)
Memories of Japanese language school: strict atmosphere

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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