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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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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Photo of man in front of Harvard pennant (ddr-densho-355-119)
img Photo of man in front of Harvard pennant (ddr-densho-355-119)
Message on back: "Mr. G. Takahashi, Struggle, struggles during past 7 years but I am quite thankful, and heartfull appreciated for the college education and practical experience in the great county of liberty. Spinner. Waisayn (?) Fujiyashi"
Final Exam for Accounting Principles (ddr-densho-355-29)
doc Final Exam for Accounting Principles (ddr-densho-355-29)
Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Handwritten notations on front corner and back.
Individual photos of Class of 1921, Boston University (ddr-densho-355-110)
img Individual photos of Class of 1921, Boston University (ddr-densho-355-110)
College of Business Administration, Gentaro Takahashi third row, second from right.
Final Exam for Factory Practice (ddr-densho-355-30)
doc Final Exam for Factory Practice (ddr-densho-355-30)
Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
Commencement Program from University of Detroit (ddr-densho-355-20)
doc Commencement Program from University of Detroit (ddr-densho-355-20)
Program from commencement ceremony for Gentaro Takahashi for completion of Master of Commercial Science.
Final Exam for Accounting Practice (ddr-densho-355-28)
doc Final Exam for Accounting Practice (ddr-densho-355-28)
Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Miscellaneous documents (ddr-densho-355-142)
doc Miscellaneous documents (ddr-densho-355-142)
Letter related to private law 260; Boston College Delta Mu Delta initiation; clipping mentioning Gentaro Takahashi; envelope
Tuition Receipts (ddr-densho-355-26)
doc Tuition Receipts (ddr-densho-355-26)
Two receipts for tuition to Harvard University
Final Exam Schedule (ddr-densho-355-25)
doc Final Exam Schedule (ddr-densho-355-25)
Harvard University School of Business Administration. On back: "Marguerite Hall \ Grace Stover"
Grade Report from Boston University (ddr-densho-355-18)
doc Grade Report from Boston University (ddr-densho-355-18)
Grade report for Spanish I class. Written on front: "Dean will notify you about credits", on back: "Mr. Gentaro Takahashi \ Oakland Beach \ Rhode Island"
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