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
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

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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
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-45-12)
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Attending the University of Washington while working as a houseboy
May Ota Higa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-174-10)
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Moving to Ellensburg, Washington, and attending college; experiencing discrimination by a professor
Program from Boston University Dinner (ddr-densho-355-16)
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Program and menu from Boston University College of Business Administration Third Annual Dinner, including signatures of Gentaro Takahashi and seven others.
Final Exam for Factory Management Course (ddr-densho-355-27)
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Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
Commencement Program from University of Detroit (ddr-densho-355-78)
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Showing Gentaro Takahashi receiving a Master of Commercial Science
Newspaper Clipping (ddr-densho-355-71)
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Boston University Business Students Honored, including Gentaro Takahashi
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