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

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Sadaichi Kubota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-40-4)
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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 ...

Louise Kashino Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-31-5)
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Memories of attending Seattle's Japanese Language School

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-84-9)
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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.

Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-190-7)
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Memories of traveling into Spokane every weekend to attend Japanese language 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.

Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-10-12)
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Attending Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and the Japanese Language School
Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-197-6)
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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.

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-165-7)
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Attending Japanese school as a child; learning Japanese from father
Marian Shingu Sata Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-262-5)
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Father's role as principal of 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.

George Yamada Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-187-10)
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Description of Japanese language school teachers

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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