Identity and values

Like millions of other immigrants in the United States, first-generation Japanese and their children felt the tension of maintaining their cultural heritage amid pressures to conform to mainstream society while also dealing with discrimination. Although most new immigrants in this country have had to struggle with these same conflicts, one traumatic event sets Japanese Americans apart from other immigrant groups: the mass incarceration during World War II.

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Man on a bottom bunk (ddr-densho-404-316)
img Man on a bottom bunk (ddr-densho-404-316)
A man with arms crossed smiles while lying down on a bottom bunk bed. A bouquet of flowers cascade down from his pillow and a string of bananas dangle from the bunk above. Caption written in Japanese next to photograph.
Group photograph in front of a restaurant (ddr-densho-404-336)
img Group photograph in front of a restaurant (ddr-densho-404-336)
A man, woman, and three girls sit on a curb in front of a restaurant.
Tokeo Tagami and Fusagi lounge in a yard (ddr-densho-404-187)
img Tokeo Tagami and Fusagi lounge in a yard (ddr-densho-404-187)
Tokeo Tagami and Fusagi lounge in a yard underneath a tree. Written on photograph: Tokeo and Fusagi.
Shepherd Photograph Album (ddr-densho-404-1)
doc Shepherd Photograph Album (ddr-densho-404-1)
A green, gold, and black photograph album of Takeo Tagami's photographs. The cover is decorated with a gold illustration of a shepherd tending a flock of sheep.The album contains an assortment of photographs of Tokeo's and his companions' travel between the United States and Japan, explorations of United States National Parks and other sites, and snapshots …
Two men and a woman on a porch (ddr-densho-404-295)
img Two men and a woman on a porch (ddr-densho-404-295)
Tokeo Tagami, another man, and a woman in a yukata sit in the shade of a porch, possibly at the Tagami family home.
Man and woman lean against a car (ddr-densho-404-233)
img Man and woman lean against a car (ddr-densho-404-233)
A man and woman lean against a car parked on a shady street.
George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
doc George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
Oral history interview with George Masumi Sakai. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakai, George Masumi
[Suit] (ddr-csujad-56-255)
img [Suit] (ddr-csujad-56-255)
Vintage portrait of a Kawase family member in a suit. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-064
Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
doc Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, lists twelve reasons why he believes detainees are reluctant to leave the camps.
View of a home's front door (ddr-densho-390-107)
img View of a home's front door (ddr-densho-390-107)
The front door and walkway of a home. House number 2620 is displayed on the garage.
Portrait of Richard Maeda (ddr-densho-395-68)
img Portrait of Richard Maeda (ddr-densho-395-68)
Portrait of Richard Maeda, son of Yoshiko and Rikichi Maeda, wearing a suit with a corsage. Accompanying materials indicate that Richard served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Bitow photograph album (ddr-densho-395-1)
doc Bitow photograph album (ddr-densho-395-1)
A collection of 111 photographs of community events and family portraits from the Bitow and Maeda families.
Group photograph among evergreen trees (ddr-densho-395-19)
img Group photograph among evergreen trees (ddr-densho-395-19)
A group of men and women among evergreen trees with misty mountains in the background. Seiso Bitow is on the front row, second from the right.
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