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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May Ota Higa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-174-10)
vh May Ota Higa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-174-10)
Moving to Ellensburg, Washington, and attending college; experiencing discrimination by a professor
Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 34 (ddr-janm-13-1-34)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 34 (ddr-janm-13-1-34)
Advocating for the community college system in Hawaii, working to change the attitudes of vocational schools

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 35 (ddr-janm-13-1-35)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 35 (ddr-janm-13-1-35)
Discussion of the system of community colleges in Hawaii

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 32 (ddr-janm-13-1-32)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 32 (ddr-janm-13-1-32)
Continued involvement in the upper administration of the University of Hawaii; planning for the establishment of the community college system

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 41 (ddr-janm-13-1-41)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 41 (ddr-janm-13-1-41)
Discussion of the implementation of the University of Hawaii's statewide master plan

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 33 (ddr-janm-13-1-33)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 33 (ddr-janm-13-1-33)
Developing the community college system in Hawaii

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 40 (ddr-janm-13-1-40)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 40 (ddr-janm-13-1-40)
Writing a master plan for a statewide system for the University of Hawaii

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 43 (ddr-janm-13-1-43)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 43 (ddr-janm-13-1-43)
Establishing the Hawaii Tokai International College, a community college with the goal of attracting international students

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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
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 …
Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 6 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-6)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 6 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-6)
Attending University of California Berkeley before World War II

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

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

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Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1003-1-17)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1003-1-17)
Enrolling at Berkeley and staying in a Japanese American dorm

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Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-2-4)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-2-4)
Attending the University of Washington prewar, deciding to major in banking and finance

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …

Sharon Maeda Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-529-15)
vh Sharon Maeda Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-529-15)
Activities with the Ethnic Cultural Center at the University of Washington
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
doc University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942. mailed to graduate at Tule Lake
University of Washington diploma (ddr-densho-241-1)
doc University of Washington diploma (ddr-densho-241-1)
University of Washington diploma mailed to the graduate at Tule Lake
University of Washington Honors Convocation program (ddr-densho-241-2)
doc University of Washington Honors Convocation program (ddr-densho-241-2)
University of Washington Honors Convocation program mailed to the graduate at Tule Lake
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 101 (December 20, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-259)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 101 (December 20, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-259)
"Sen. Russell Objects to Walter Bill" (p. 1), "Three Courses on Far East Offered by U.W." (p. 1), "Senate Receives Walter Measure" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 12 (February 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-179)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 12 (February 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-179)
"Senate Unit Backs Bill on Equality" (p. 1), "Pvt. Ninomiya Rites Saturday" (p. 1), "Additional Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 2).
Kichio Allen Arai (ddr-densho-430-16)
img Kichio Allen Arai (ddr-densho-430-16)
Copies of two images on standard printer paper. Image on the left is of Kichio Allen Arai in a graduation robe and cap. On the right is a portrait of Kichio Allen Arai.
A Community Building (ddr-densho-430-148)
doc A Community Building (ddr-densho-430-148)
Seven drafts "A Community Building" by Kichio Allen Arai, which details plans for a Nisei community hall in Seattle. The paper is part of Arai's school work at Harvard University.
Harvard Handbook for students (ddr-densho-430-149)
doc Harvard Handbook for students (ddr-densho-430-149)
A.K. Arai's calendar, planner and handbook including receipts for tuition, membership cards
School book (ddr-densho-430-143)
doc School book (ddr-densho-430-143)
Class project instructions from the School of Architecture at Harvard University.
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