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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Group of Issei and Nisei in front of barrack (ddr-densho-310-2)
img Group of Issei and Nisei in front of barrack (ddr-densho-310-2)
Ichikawa family in front of their barrack at Minidoka concentration camp. Also pictured are family friends, Yahachi Suzuki and Mr. Hino. (Front Row, left to right) Akira Ichikawa, Hiroko Ichikawa (Back Row, left to right) Satoru Ichikawa, Mr. Hino, Etsuko Ichikawa, Yasashi Ichikawa, Shinya Ichikawa (In Yasahi's arms), Kazuya Ichikawa, Noriko Ichikawa, Yahachi Suzuki
Citizenship essay (ddr-one-3-115)
doc Citizenship essay (ddr-one-3-115)
Photocopy of a handwritten essay on citizenship written by George Kida, c.1930-1933. Essay covers right, privileges and duties of citizens.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 20 (May 14, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 20 (May 14, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-20)
Selected article titles: "Race Issue in Hawaii Politics Raised in Rule" (p.1-2), History Project: Historical Documents Being Donated" (p.1), "17 Organizations to Honor Issei Elders at Huge Joint Dinner" (p.1), "1945-VE DAY-1965" (p.2), "Strawberry Grower Plows Under One Acre in Protest against Government Failure to Secure Field Labor" (p.3), "Public Schools Have until 1967 to Desegregate" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 1 (July 2, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 61, No. 1 (July 2, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-27)
Selected article titles: "Four Projects by JACL Youth Commission Set" (p.1), "Interim Youth Council at Salt Lake City Hailed as Fruitful and Enthusiastic Meeting" (p.1, 4), "Voting Rights Bill" (p.2), "History Project: Marriage Opposition Triggers Suicide" (p.2), "Issei Literary Output Outshadows Nisei" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 12 (March 19, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 12 (March 19, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-12)
Selected article titles: "Washington State Legislators Order Land Law Repeal for '66" (p.1), "Non-Japanese Who Contributed to Nisei Community Due Awards" (p.1), "California Seeks 5,100 Mexican Farm Workers" (p.1, 3), "Shame of Selma" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 7 (February 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 7 (February 12, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-7)
Selected article titles: "Warren's 1942 Stand Demanding Evacuation Hit" (p.1), "Agricultural Exploits of Early Day Issei in San Luis Obispo, Watsonville, Role in Monterey Fishing Told History Project" (p.1, 4), "Great Lack of Communication between Nisei and Sansei Note by Psychologists" (p.1), "Utah Governor Signs Mixed Marriage Bill" (p.1), "'Nisei: the Pride and the Shame'" (p.2, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 9 (February 26, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 9 (February 26, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-9)
Selected article titles: "History Project Drafting Plans of Nisei Survey" (p.1), "JACL to Seek Help for 'Tanno' on Humanitarian Principle" (p.1), "Prop. 14-type Threat Cited as Colorado Houses [sic] Passes Stronger Fair Housing Bill" (p.1), "In Memoriam: Larry Tajiri" (p.2), "History Project Uncovers 'Depressed Area' among Japanese Pear Orchardists in Placer County; Okei Grave Beautification Urged" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 20 (November 17, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 20 (November 17, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-45)
Selected article titles: "To Save International District Seattle's Domed Stadium Groundbreaking Distrupted" (p.1), "34-page Petition Protests ILGWU Subway Poster" (p.1, 3), "Little Tokyo Denizen Hijacks JAL Jet Plane in Japan" (p.1, 6), "Work of Nisei G-2 in WW2 'Stupendous'" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 25 (June 30, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 25 (June 30, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-25)
Selected article titles: "Bias in L.A. Civl Service Promotion for Nisei Noted" (p.1), "Inouye Introduces Bills for Evacuees" (p.1); "'Unification' of Asians in U.S. Urged" (p.1-2), "Nat'l Archives Deny Killing of WRA Records" (p.3), "State Parks Urged to Add Manzanar as Historical Unit" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 7 (February 25, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 7 (February 25, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-7)
Selected article titles: "Nisei As Group Will 'Disappear' by 2000, Kitano Speculates" (p.1-2), "Schichinosuke Asano, Pioneer Newspaperman Came to America to 'Help People'" (p.1, 3), "Pacific Basin Trade 'Most Promising'" (p.3), "Asian American Advocacy" (p.5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 18 (May 13, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 18 (May 13, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-18)
Selected article titles: "Plan Mark for Camp Walerga" (p.1), "More Specific Asian Breakdown in 1980 Census Requested" (p.1), "Needs of Asian Elderly Told to Federal Committee" (p.1, 3), "WCCA Preceded the WRA Camps" (p.2), "School Integration" (p.4), "Carnage in Cambodia" *p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
Selected article titles: "Kodak Regrets 'Remember Pearl Harbor' Proposal" (p.1-2), George Roth: A Man Japanese Americans Forgot to Thank" (p.1, 3), "100th Infantry Vets Mark 35th Reunion" (p.3), "Public Opinion of the Nikkei in America" (p.4, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 27 (December 23-30, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 27 (December 23-30, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-50)
Selected article titles: "Jappan-United States Friendship Act Lacks Nikkei Participation" (p.37), "Mandate of 1976 JACL Convention Being Carried Out at Snail's Pace" (p.38, 40), "East West Players, Asian American Actors Group, Now in 13th Season" (p.41), "Interracial Marriages" (p.44-46), "My Sansei Son" (p.50), "Little Tokyo Towers, Home of Happy Issei" (p.52-53), "Asian Americans in Media, They …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 19 (May 20, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 19 (May 20, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-19)
Selected article titles: "Takechi Wins in Omaha; Kubokawa Edged in P.A." (p.1), "Carter Hiring Policy Frustrating" (p.1), "'Mongolism' to Describe Disease Demeans Asians" (p.1, 6), "100 Years in Canada-Some Facts and Figures" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 21 (November 21, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 21 (November 21, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-46)
Selected article titles: "Wendy Bares Own Background" (pp. 1-2), "Sen. Inouye at Lone Mountain: Vigilance Key to Democracy, Equality" (p. 1), "Denver Testimonial to Salute Only Governor Who Welcomed Evacuees" (p. 1), and "From the Frying Pan: The Japanese Way" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 6 (February 14, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 6 (February 14, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-6)
Selected article titles: "Rep. Norm Mineta Emphasizes JACL Role: Protect Civil Liberties" (p. 1), "Revenue Sharing Program Proposals Dissatisfy JACL" (pp. 1, 3), and "From the Frying Pan: The Asian Way of Life" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 25 (June 25, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 25 (June 25, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-25)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Veterans in Mass Tribute to Buddies at D.C." (pp. 1-2), "From JACL National Headquarters Communications: Committee for Iva Toguri" (p. 1), "A Nisei in Japan: In Search of Identity" (p. 2), and "Plain Speaking: Tough Issues and Decisions" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 13 (September 24, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 13 (September 24, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-38)
Selected article titles: "Emergencies Act Enacted" (p. 1), "Minority of One: The Work Ethic" (p. 2), "Nikkei Intermarriages" (p. 2), and "'The Bamboo People': Inouye Finds Chuman's Retelling of Evacuation an 'Illuminating Study'" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 17 (October 22, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 17 (October 22, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-42)
Selected article titles: "JACL Raps Hayakawa Comment: Was WW2 a 'Blessing in Disguise' Too?" (p. 1), "Pro-Toguri Papers Found in Archives" (pp. 1-2), and "What It Means to Be Hawaiian" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-51)
Special holiday issue. Selected article titles: "PC Headlines in 1986" (p. 3), "The Trend Is Toward Assimilation" (p. 4), "Five Critical Political-Social Issues for Nisei and Their Future Well-Being in U.S. Assessed" (pp. 5, 68), "Evacuation Remembered, but Use of Nihongo Fading Away" (pp. 85-87), and "Tule Lake's Steel Cross Rededicated by 1976 Pilgrim" (pp. 101, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 12 (April 1, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 12 (April 1, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-12)
Selected article titles: "93% Responding to Survey on Reparations Check 'Yes'" (p.1), "Carter-Fukuda Talk Over Major Problems" (p.1), "Six Judicial Errors, Jury Misconduct Charged as Wendy Casae Now on Appeal" (p.2), "Integration May Erase Mochitsuki" (p.3), "JACLers in Action in America's Heartland" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 13 (April 8, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 13 (April 8, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-13)
Selected article titles: "1400 Nikkei Turnout for Hayakawa" (p.1), "East Coast Nikkei Less Inclined for Individual Reparation Pay" (p.1), "The Great Drought of '77" (p.3), "The Intermarriage Question" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 19 (November 4, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 19 (November 4, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-43)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Recall Auto Insurance Bias" (p.1, 3), "The Curious Marriage of Osaka and Arkansas" (p.1, 4), "WW2 PWs Seek Legal Ground to Sue for Illegal Treatment" (p.3), "Why Reparations?" (p.4), "Japanese Americans Rediscovering Their Roots" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 9 (August 26, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 9 (August 26, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-33)
Selected article titles: "HUD Exempts Seattle Housing for Asian Elderly" (p.1), "Another 'Profile in Courage' Filed" (p.1-2), "Postwar Japanese American Marriages Still a Problem" (p.1), "Uwajimaya Schedules $1.5 Million Expansion" (p.3), "1977 JACL-Hayashi Law Awards Made" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 21 (May 28, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 21 (May 28, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-21)
Selected article titles: "Immigration Law May Undergo Major Change" (pp. 1, 9), "Fortune Mag Says 'Orientals' Don't Need Affirmative Action" (pp. 1, 5), "From the Frying Pan: Compensation Act for A-Bomb Fallout Victims" (p. 5), and "U.S. Census Says Asian Women Outnumber Men" (p. 9).
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