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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Letter to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-545)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-545)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her brother Kaneji Domoto. Kan provides his opinion and thoughts on if Yuri should pursue a Master's Degree from his own experience of his wife wanting to, then continues on to discuss issues in his marriage. For the other half of this correspondence please see the Kaneji and Sally (Fujii) …
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Simmons College Master of Science Diploma (ddr-densho-356-689)
doc Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Simmons College Master of Science Diploma (ddr-densho-356-689)
Master of Science Diploma from Simmons College awarded to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada.
Graduation photograph of Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-7)
img Graduation photograph of Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-7)
Graduation photograph of Margaret Saito for Yuriko Domoto Tsukada. Inscribed on mount and photograph: "For dear Yuri/ Sincerely yours, Margaret/ Yatsom"
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 39 (February 25, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-13)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 39 (February 25, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-13)
Selected article titles: "Southland Bussei in Conference" (p.1), "'Perfect Japanese Interpretation' Brought to 'Butterfly:' 'Love Cure' Is Promising Beginning" (p.2), "Gakusei Kai in Heavy Need of Funds for Improvement" (p.3).
University of Washington students and faculty (ddr-densho-383-203)
img University of Washington students and faculty (ddr-densho-383-203)
Back row, left to right: Robert Glase, Dr. Henry August Langenhan, Victor Seeberg, Harold Woodhead, George Tokuda. Front row, left to right: Charles Owen Wilson Jr., Theodore Backstrom, Thomas Young, and Clarence McRory. Written on album page below photograph: "Glase, Langenhan, Seeberg, Woodhead, [Tokuda], Wilson, Backstrom, Young, McRory 1932".
Bain Chiba on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-257)
img Bain Chiba on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-257)
Bain Chiba was a University of Washington graduate in 1937. He was a pharmacy student and a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time at the University of Washington. Written on album page below photograph: "Another Druggist, Bain Chiba".
Man sitting on steps with pipe (ddr-densho-383-59)
img Man sitting on steps with pipe (ddr-densho-383-59)
George Tokuda sitting outside Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE on University of Washington campus. Written on album page below photograph: "Taken at J.S.C. U.W."
Students outside Suzzallo Library (ddr-densho-383-227)
img Students outside Suzzallo Library (ddr-densho-383-227)
Written on album page below photograph: "Bob Higashida, Isamu Ito, Shima Morinaga". Taken on steps of Suzzallo Library on the University of Washington campus.
University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-318)
img University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-318)
Photograph taken from the Quad with Savery Hall on the left and Raitt Hall on the right. In the distance is Denny Hall. Written on album page below photograph: "U of W".
University of Washington pharmacy students (ddr-densho-383-11)
img University of Washington pharmacy students (ddr-densho-383-11)
Classmates of George Tokuda. Back row, left to right: Thomas Young, Victor Seeberg, Harold Woodhead. Front frow, left to right: Ada Marckx, Clarence McRory, Marion Ostliff. Written on album page below photograph: "Pharmacy class, 1929-1933".
Group of students on lawn at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-214)
img Group of students on lawn at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-214)
Members of the Japanese Students Club and Fuyo Kai. Written on album page below photograph: "C[larence] Uyematsu, Terada, Okubo, Nobu Yanagimachi, Billie Tashiro, Yurino Takayoshi, Yuki Watanabe." The man identified as Okubo (back row, right) may be George Otsubo.
Members of University of Washington pharmacy program (ddr-densho-383-12)
img Members of University of Washington pharmacy program (ddr-densho-383-12)
Dr. Henry August Langenhan and Claire Evans. Dr. Langenhan was a professor in the pharmacy department and a faculty member of Kappa Psi. Written on photograph: "H.A. Langenhan, Claire Evans".
Bagley Hall at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-14)
img Bagley Hall at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-14)
The pharmacy building on the University of Washington campus; known as the 'Chem Shack.' Written on album page below photograph: "Bagley Hall".
Photo album (ddr-densho-383-1)
img Photo album (ddr-densho-383-1)
Photo album of George Tokuda from time as pharmacy student at University of Washington; includes time spent in Alaska.
Three columns at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-291)
img Three columns at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-291)
Columns in Sylvan Grove on University of Washington campus. Three men in front of columns.
Four young men sitting on porch (ddr-densho-383-404)
img Four young men sitting on porch (ddr-densho-383-404)
University of Washington students sitting on the porch of the Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE. Left to right: James Hara, Michael Arima, George Tokuda, and Frank Yamashita. James Hara was a pharmacy student who graduated in 1933. Written on back of photograph: "James Hara, Micheal[sic] Arima, Frank Yama '30".
Toshimi Nishimura in suit outside store (ddr-densho-383-180)
img Toshimi Nishimura in suit outside store (ddr-densho-383-180)
Written on album page next to photograph: "God's Gift to Women, Giggolo Nishimura." Printed and pasted on album page below photograph: "Famous last words. You look all right, dearie-when you're dressed up." Toshimi Nishimura was a University of Washington student and Japanese Students Club member.
Cutout of seated man (ddr-densho-383-8)
img Cutout of seated man (ddr-densho-383-8)
Cutout pasted on top of colored paper circle, to appear as though floating on a bubble. Man likely a University of Washington student and friend of George Tokuda.
Two women sitting in grass (ddr-densho-383-176)
img Two women sitting in grass (ddr-densho-383-176)
Written on album page below photograph: "Kay Suzuki and Sumi Shimizu". Both were University of Washington students and members of the Fuyo Kai organization. Sumiko Shimizu graduated in 1933, and was the president of Fuyo Kai in her senior year.
Dave Tanabe (ddr-densho-383-341)
img Dave Tanabe (ddr-densho-383-341)
Dave Tanabe was a University of Washington graduate in 1937 and a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time as a University of Washington student. Written on album page below photograph: "Dave Tanabe".
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