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
Girls in kimonos (ddr-densho-134-27)
img Girls in kimonos (ddr-densho-134-27)
Students of the Japanese Language School in North Seattle gather in the playground. The school was housed in the Green Lake Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. The building was eventually enlarged as the program grew more and more popular. (L to R): Molly Kitajima, Michiko Nakawatase, Kazue Kitajima, Kazuko Sasaki, Chimiko Nakawatase, ...
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.

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-6-1)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-6-1)
Growing up in Mountain View, California before the war: attending Japanese language school, yet feeling "pro-American"

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this ...

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-84-9)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-84-9)
Attending elementary and Japanese schools

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

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.

Sadaichi Kubota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-40-4)
vh Sadaichi Kubota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-40-4)
Development of Nisei values in prewar Hawaii, Japanese language school

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's ...

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
Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-258-6)
vh Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-258-6)
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.

Mary Hirata Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-22-8)
vh Mary Hirata Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-22-8)
Memories of prewar Seattle: Alki Beach, walking to "Tip School"
George Morihiro Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-182-4)
vh George Morihiro Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-182-4)
Childhood memories: getting kicked out of Japanese language school, ethnic diversity of friends
Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
doc Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
Oral history interview with Satoshi Kuwamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KUWAMOTO_SATOSHI
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Hugo Kaji interview (ddr-csujad-6-9)
doc Hugo Kaji interview (ddr-csujad-6-9)
Oral history interview with Hugo Kaji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJI_HUGO
Dr. James K. Nagatani interview (ddr-csujad-6-24)
doc Dr. James K. Nagatani interview (ddr-csujad-6-24)
Oral history interview with Dr. James K. Nagatani. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NAGATANI_JAMES
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
Masanojo Oku (ddr-csujad-8-58)
doc Masanojo Oku (ddr-csujad-8-58)
Oral history interview with Masanojo Oku. 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 Oku, Masanojo
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. 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 Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
doc Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
Oral history interview with Harley Mitsugi Nakamura. 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 Nakamura, Harley Mitsugi
Mamoru Kuramoto (ddr-csujad-8-33)
doc Mamoru Kuramoto (ddr-csujad-8-33)
Oral history interview with Mamoru Kuramoto. 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 Kuramoto, Mamoru
Kazuyoshi Ky Matsuoka (ddr-csujad-8-39)
doc Kazuyoshi Ky Matsuoka (ddr-csujad-8-39)
Oral history interview with Kazuyoshi Ky Matsuoka. 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 Matsuoka, Kazuyoshi Ky
Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
doc Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
Oral history interview with Judge Mikio Uchiyama. 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 Uchiyama, Judge Miko
Mr. Lou Haruo Miyamoto (ddr-csujad-8-90)
doc Mr. Lou Haruo Miyamoto (ddr-csujad-8-90)
A statement by Mr. Lou Haruo Miyamoto. 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 Miyamoto, Mr Lou Harou
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