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

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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
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