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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The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 62 (August 29, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-49)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 62 (August 29, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-49)
"Two Nisei Named to U.W. Faculty" (p. 1), "The Japanese Americans in Motion" (p. 1), "National JACL Asks Probe in Refusal to Give Nisei Shore Leave in B.C." (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 39 (May 5, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-107)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 39 (May 5, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-107)
"Two Earn Degrees at University; Pacific College Honors 4 Nisei" (p. 1), "Ishikawa Points Out Disabilities Facing "Ineligible' Peoples" (p. 5), "House Subcommittee Convenes in Executive Meet to Weigh Riders to Immigration Bills" (p. 6).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 51 (June 16, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-119)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 51 (June 16, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-119)
"Memorial Services to Honor War Dead This Sat., June 19" (pg. 1), "U. of W. Gives Diplomas to Nisei Grads" (pg. 6)
Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
img Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: Postmarks, 1947-48". Ottawa University Choir; Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda is in the second row from the top, fourth from the left.
Lewis and Clark College rally squad (ddr-densho-72-52)
img Lewis and Clark College rally squad (ddr-densho-72-52)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: 1948-49". Original caption of photo "There is no racial problem among the sparkling members of Lewis and Clark College's rally squad. From left, they are Leslie Clerin, junior in physical education; Tsuguo Ikeda, senior in sociology; Bob Tabor, sophomore in drama, and Ruby Brock, junior in psychology. Ikeda, elected yell king …
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon stating that Keizaburo Koyama entered the school on October 1st, 1924 and graduated on June 10th, 1929 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. The letter also states that Dr. Koyama was of "good moral character and …
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the remaining part of 1926 - 1927 and all of 1927- 1928. His degree was awarded on June 10, 1929.
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-190)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-190)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the years 1924-1925; 1925 - 1926; and part of 1926-1927.
Seattle Pacific College confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-192)
doc Seattle Pacific College confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-192)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, Washington for Keisaburo Koyama. It states that he was a student at the school from 1923 to 1924 and that he was under the guardianship of Mr. Hiroshi Saito of the Japanese Consul.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
Select article titles: "Congressional hearings end on use of temporary Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Congressmen to support JACL Nat'l TV protest" (p. 1); "Active Chicagoan Mike Hagiwara dies unexpectedly" (p. 1); "Denver TV stations promis no showing of anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Parents of grade school pupils urged to protest use of 'Firelight Reader'" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 15 (April 8, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 15 (April 8, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-15)
Select titles "Two Winners of Masaoko Devry Electronic Scholarships Announced" (p.1); "Report 21 Nisei-Sansei among 42,000 youths arrested for crimes in L.A. county" (p.2); "Nisei geneticist advises couples marry young and have children young; doesn't believe families better by the dozen" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 3 (January 23, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 3 (January 23, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-3)
Selected article titles: "Monterey Park Orientals may challenge school desegregation" (p. 1), "Nat'l JACL Youth Services Staff Reorganized" (p. 1), "Pasadena City Fathers Skirt Action on Title II Resolution" (p. 1), "Need for community center in San Francisco J-town under study" (p. 1), "Church, civil liberties groups support JACL campaign to rid detention law" (p. 1), …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 5 (February 6, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 5 (February 6, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-5)
Selected article titles: "Seats limited for Matsunaga talk" (p. 1), "'Project Reading' to be emphasized, ethnic studies also planned in Fowler" (p. 1), "School supplies and craft material needed for shipment to U.S. Indians" (p. 1), "Industrial security act passes 274-65" (p. 1), "JACL pursues justice on Dr. Noguchi case" (p. 1), "Parents held responsible for …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 3 (July 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 3 (July 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-28)
Selected article titles: "High convention cost scrutinized" (p. 1), "Joe Grant Masaoka dead" (p. Reparations bill sought by NC-WNDC for all Japanese American evacuees" (p. 1), "'Orientals' added to education code" (p. 1), "JACL ethnic heritage committee proposed in Ishimaru report" (p. 4), "Check police behavior, not suspect's" (p. 5), "Need for Asian American Studies" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 7 (August 14, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 7 (August 14, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-32)
Selected article titles: "Welcome Nisei Week" (p. 1), "San Francisco Japanese center shortens name" (p. 1), "100th Infantry's Col. Kim assigned as U.S. Army Hawaii information officer" (p. 1), "NY Chinatown lad slain in gang war" (p. 1), "Asian American Studies Central to be established for L.A. colleges" (p. 1), "Physician recalls wartime ordeal as youth, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 15 (April 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 15 (April 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-15)
Selected article titles: "Sgt. Yano posthumously wins Congressional Medal of Honor" (p. 1), "Gen. Mark Clark to speak at Nisei veterans reunion July 1-6" (p. 1), "State colleges may trim Asian studies" (p. 1), "Asian American groups to back HR 14910 for ethnic studies" (p. 1), "Quality, integrated education" (p. 3), "Nasopharyngeal cancer, rare in Caucasian, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 17 (May 1, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 17 (May 1, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-17)
Selected article titles: "Bomb rips Seattle Japanese church" (p. 1), "Absolves loyal order of moose in refusing Negro service" (p. 1), "JACLers urged to reduce poverty and racism in U.S." (p. 1), "First textbook by Nisei teachers on Japanese Americans expected in July" (p. 2), "Property of Nisei family provides 'Honda Hill' for trail bike enthusiasts" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 9 (March 6, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 9 (March 6, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-9)
Selected article titles: "Sparky lead witness at Title II hearings" (p. 1), "Little Tokyo plan cleared by council" (p. 1), "'Grandfather' clause included in bill to license gardeners in California" (p. 1), "Nisei back federal plan to boost cultural heritage" (p. 1), "Japanese American Curriculum finishes TV series, to write textbook" (p. 1), "Aerospace firm shutdown …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 10 (September 4, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 10 (September 4, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-35)
Selected article titles: "Berkeley police push hunt for Sansei killer" (p. 1), "No literacy test for Issei voters in California now" (p. 1), "Asian actors picket show" (p. 1), "Coroner's jury rules in death of Miss Okubo" (p. 1), "Social service agency executives hear Asian community leaders air problems" (p. 1), "Ethnic studies program initiated at …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 2, (July 10, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 2, (July 10, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-27)
Selected article titles: "JACL Convention Delegates' Special Edition" (p. 1), "Greater emphasis on education urged in 9-point JACL program" (p. 1), "Nisei veterans at Reunion told own war record is 'hallmark of patriotism'" (p. 1), "Japanese Class at Dorsey High O.K. but status of teacher unsettled" (p. 3), "Little Tokyo redevelopment project approved by U.S. govt." …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 4 (January 30, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 4 (January 30, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-4)
Selected article titles: "Emerging role for CL in '70s tagged; "New security bill due House vote" (p. 1), "Nat'l JACL aids ethnic curriculum" (p. 1), "Minorities help make U.S. great" (p. 2), "Sparky to keynote Title II repeal fund-raiser at PSWDC quarterly" (p. 3), "Radical rightists confront JACLer at state Board of Education hearing" (p. 3), …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 13 (April 3, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 13 (April 3, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-13)
Selected article titles: "Friends to establish Masaoka trust fund" (p. 1), "Earl Warren speaks out on Title II" (p. 1), "History of the Japanese in Utah placed in archives of state society" (p. 1), "Reno Nisei candidate in recall petition of three councilmen" (p. 1), "School integration resolution offered" (p. 1), "Court rules on literacy test …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 12 (September 18, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 12 (September 18, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-37)
Selected article titles: "Asian workers charge racial slur in hiring" (p. 1), "Charge job bias at Fisherman's Wharf" (p. 1), "Third World solidarity still a myth, Furutani tells reporter at Atlanta" (p. 1), "Buddhist chanting ruled 'disturbing'" (p. 1), "Title II repeal hearings end" (p. 1), "Oriental picket surprise officials at Shell Oil office" (p. 1), …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 20 (May 26, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 20 (May 26, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-20)
Selected article titles: "Nakanishi May Pursue Other Legal Avenues" (pp. 1-2), "Historic Focus on Japanese Women: Museum Embarks on Oral History Project as Backdrop for Photos from 3 Generations" (pp. 2, 8), and "In Recognition of Quality Medical Care, Despite Hardship and Race Prejudice: Nisei Physicians: Fujikawa, Shigekawa, Yamazaki" (pp. 4-5).
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