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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Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Yamato Ichihashi, Yuji Ichioka, Harry Kitano, T. Scott Miyakawa, S. Frank Miyamoto, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Tamotsu Shibutani, Tamie Tsuchiyama, Toshio Yatsushiro

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Lesson plans from the University of Denver Home Study Bureau Extension Division (ddr-densho-319-573)
doc Lesson plans from the University of Denver Home Study Bureau Extension Division (ddr-densho-319-573)
Lesson plan for an Elementary German class at the University of Denver's Home Study Bureau Extension Division.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
"The Development of a Junior-Senior High School Program in a Relocation Center for People of Japanese Ancestry during the War with Japan" is Jerome T. Light's dissertation for his doctorate of Education from Leland Stanford Junior University.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
Volume II of Light's dissertation is the appendix for the dissertation.
Two graduates (ddr-densho-328-309)
img Two graduates (ddr-densho-328-309)
Caption in album: "Auburn Washington / Nancy & Yoneko Miyagawa."
Section of Rotunda of State Capitol (ddr-densho-335-20)
doc Section of Rotunda of State Capitol (ddr-densho-335-20)
A cross section look at a plan for a rotunda of a state capitol. Most likely designed as part of a university thesis by Thomas Rockrise.
Small Protestant church (ddr-densho-335-23)
doc Small Protestant church (ddr-densho-335-23)
A design and floor plan of a small Protestant church most likely created for a thesis project at Syracuse University by Thomas Rockrise.
A Parliament House for Japan (ddr-densho-335-18)
doc A Parliament House for Japan (ddr-densho-335-18)
A plan created by Thomas S. Rockrise for a parliament house for Japan. Most likely designed as part of a university thesis by Thomas Rockrise.
Studies for arcaded window (ddr-densho-335-22)
doc Studies for arcaded window (ddr-densho-335-22)
Two different designs for arcaded window. Most likely designed as part of a university thesis by Thomas Rockrise.
Graduating Class (ddr-densho-335-414)
img Graduating Class (ddr-densho-335-414)
The caption at the bottom of photograph "Class of 1912 Syracuse". This is the graduating class of Thomas S Rockrise.
A Parliament House for Japan (ddr-densho-335-19)
doc A Parliament House for Japan (ddr-densho-335-19)
A front view of a plan for a parliament house for Japan. Most likely designed as part of a university thesis by Thomas Rockrise.
Rotunda of a State Capitol (ddr-densho-335-21)
doc Rotunda of a State Capitol (ddr-densho-335-21)
A top down view of a state capitol rotunda. Most likely designed as part of a university thesis by Thomas Rockrise.
A winter circus (ddr-densho-335-24)
doc A winter circus (ddr-densho-335-24)
An elevation and floor plan view of a winter circus most likely designed as part of a thesis project at Syracuse University by Thomas Rockrise.
Change of student status (ddr-densho-338-333)
doc Change of student status (ddr-densho-338-333)
Guyo Tajiri's change of student status to classified graduate student at San Francisco State University.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-325)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-325)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of California, Berkeley.
1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
doc 1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
College course records (ddr-densho-338-324)
doc College course records (ddr-densho-338-324)
The course grades and credits for Guyo Tajiri while attending San Francisco State University.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-337)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-337)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of California, Berkeley.
State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
doc State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
Guyo Tajiri's certificate allowing her to teach elementary school in California, as well as special needs classes in the city of Oakland.
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