Higher education

The Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants) put great emphasis on education as a means of succeeding in the U.S. While many Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) obtained college degrees, they found professions closed to them. It was not uncommon for educated nisei to be forced to settle for menial jobs in the ethnic community. Frequently, Japanese Americans could find jobs commensurate with their education only by becoming independent professionals such as doctors and dentists providing services to the Japanese community. The World War II incarceration interrupted thousands of students' university educations.

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Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-84-16)
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Moving to San Francisco and working for the YWCA

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.

Alan Nishio Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-450-10)
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Entering graduate studies while increasing political activism
Alan Nishio Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-450-12)
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Taking a faculty position at California State University, Long Beach
Art Abe Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-206-12)
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Attending the University of Washington knowing that it was difficult for Japanese Americans to find work
Jim Akutsu Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-2-8)
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Attending college and choosing a field of study

Interview was conducted over two days because of delays caused by technical difficulties.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-76-22)
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The role of the University Students Club in providing housing

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Bob Suzuki Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-452-13)
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Continuing activism while assistant dean at UMass Amherst
Bob Suzuki Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-452-7)
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Attending UC Berkeley, living in an all-Japanese American boarding house because of housing discrimination
Bob Suzuki Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-452-9)
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Deciding to pursue PhD at Caltech, then joining the faculty at USC
Bob Suzuki Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-452-15)
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Moving to Cal State Northridge, revamping the student counseling center to serve Asian Americans
Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-265-8)
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Graduating from high school and "batching" at the University of Washington
James Yamazaki Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-175-14)
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Applying for medical schools and choosing those that would be amenable to Asian American students

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 …

James Yamazaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-175-13)
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Attending college

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.

Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-51-19)
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Attending the University of Washington and attaining a faculty position
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-51-13)
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Attending the University of Washington and joining the Japanese Students Club
May Y. Namba Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-171-29)
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Enjoying attending the University of Washington as an older person
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-45-12)
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Attending the University of Washington while working as a houseboy
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