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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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
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 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
Alan Nishio Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-450-10)
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Entering graduate studies while increasing political activism
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
Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1003-1-17)
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Enrolling at Berkeley and staying in a Japanese American dorm

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George Azumano Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-32-9)
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Attending college

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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
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Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
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