Kibei

Kibei is the term for the generation of Nisei born in the U.S. but sent to Japan for education. When in Japan, the Kibei lived with grandparents or other relatives while their parents remained in the U.S. to work. Kibei often struggled to fit in both in Japan, where they were viewed as outsiders, and the U.S., where they were considered "too Japanese" by their Nisei peers. Because of their knowledge of both cultures and languages, the Kibei in particular were targeted by the government as "disloyal" during World War II. Ironically, the Kibei were heavily recruited for the Military Intelligence Service because of their linguistic abilities.

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Postcard from Federal Security Agency and  Social Security Board to United States Employment Service Idaho Division, September 6, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-551)
doc Postcard from Federal Security Agency and Social Security Board to United States Employment Service Idaho Division, September 6, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-551)
A postcard from Federal Security Agency and Social Security Board to United States Employment Service Idaho Division and Fruit Growers Association, Idaho, introducing George Nobuo Naohara as an applicant for the position of fruit picker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_003
George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-2)
doc George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-2)
English translations of handwritten annotations from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 4: [Left] Several meetings were held in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, prior to moving to the Manzanar incarceration camp in California. I attended those meetings. What was announced was that all Japanese Americans residing in California and the West Coast should move to …
Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-67)
img Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-67)
Photographed are three Nisei farm workers posing on a street in a field. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 17. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_17_006
Fukumitsu, Geo (ddr-csujad-38-116)
img Fukumitsu, Geo (ddr-csujad-38-116)
Photographed are two Nisei soldiers in U.S. military uniform at U.S. Army language school in Presidio of Monterey, California. Includes Fukumitsu and George Nobuo Naohara. The caption reads: Fukumitsu, Geo. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 26. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
George Naohara and Sgt. Tamura (ddr-csujad-38-484)
img George Naohara and Sgt. Tamura (ddr-csujad-38-484)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Sgt. Tamura, holding a bottle of alcohol. The captions read: "Tent room mates born U.S.A." and "Geo, Sgt. Tamura." Item from: George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (csudh_nao_0600). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_04_049_002
U.S. soldiers including George N. Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-499)
img U.S. soldiers including George N. Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-499)
A photograph of U.S. soldiers including George Nobuo Naohara in an apple orchard. Item from: George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (csudh_nao_0600). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_04_055_005
George Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara (ddr-csujad-38-34)
img George Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara (ddr-csujad-38-34)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara standing in front of a Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: George, Keny. [In Japanese]. The same image is found in item: csudh_nao_0020. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-30)
img Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-30)
Photographed are Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, Tadashi Sakaida, and George Nobuo Naohara siting on the beds and holding a bottle of sake. It is taken inside a Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camp, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara. Title from caption. The same image without the caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0061. …
Geo testing the jeep (ddr-csujad-38-459)
img Geo testing the jeep (ddr-csujad-38-459)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara riding on a jeep. The English caption reads: Geo testing the jeep. It turned out to be usuable [usable]. Translation of the Japanese caption: I tried the jeep which Sasaki-kun found. I thought it could be usable. Asakura-kun used it for his work. He ordered gasoline periodically and added 2 1/4 …
Basic training time (ddr-csujad-38-430)
img Basic training time (ddr-csujad-38-430)
Photographed is U.S. military training at 24th Infantry Division Headquarters in Japan. The caption reads: Basic training time. Title from caption. Item from: George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (csudh_nao_0600). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_04_004_004
Tadashi Sakaida and George Naohara at Camp Rupert (ddr-csujad-38-13)
img Tadashi Sakaida and George Naohara at Camp Rupert (ddr-csujad-38-13)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Tadashi Sakaida posing in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. It appears that Naohara is holding a bottle of sake. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida and George Naohara at Camp Rupert, Idaho, working for sugar beets. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo …
Letter from Yasaku Naohara to Nobuo Naohara, February 5, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-571)
doc Letter from Yasaku Naohara to Nobuo Naohara, February 5, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-571)
A message from Yasaku Naohara in Hiroshima, Japan, to his relative, George Nobuo Naohara in Long Beach, California. It informs George of the safety of his relatives in Hiroshima, Japan. The message was delivered with the assistance of the Red Cross, including Société de la Croix-Rouge du Japon, Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, and American Red …
George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-253)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-253)
A photo of George Nobuo Naohara in the Jerome incarceration camp in Arkansas. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 13. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_13_004
George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-255)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-255)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara probably at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 13. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_13_006
24th Infantry Division Headquarters in Japan (ddr-csujad-38-419)
img 24th Infantry Division Headquarters in Japan (ddr-csujad-38-419)
Photographed is U.S. soldiers of 24th Infantry Division Headquarters in Japan. Item from: George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (csudh_nao_0600). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_04_001_003
Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-65)
img Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-65)
Photographed is a Nisei man standing in a field probably in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 17. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_17_004
Indefinite leave (ddr-csujad-38-554)
doc Indefinite leave (ddr-csujad-38-554)
Indefinite leave, issued by Acting Project Director for George Nobuo Naohara. It certifies his leave of indefinite duration from the Manzanar camp in California, and specifies his first destination as Brigham, Utah. Form 531, WRA-137a. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_006
George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-322)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-322)
Photographed is George Naohara in Harbor City, Los Angles, California. The caption reads: May, 1952. "May 1952" stamped on the back side. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 21. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_21_001_01
Letter from Robert Allison A., Chairman, Leave Clearance Committee, to George Naohara, May 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-564)
doc Letter from Robert Allison A., Chairman, Leave Clearance Committee, to George Naohara, May 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-564)
A letter from Robert A. Allison, Chairman of the Jerome camp in Arkansas to George Nobuo Naohara incarcerated in the camp. It orders George to visit his office for Selective Service credentials. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_017
George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-325)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-325)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara at a beach. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 21. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_21_004
George Naohara photo album (ddr-csujad-38-1)
img George Naohara photo album (ddr-csujad-38-1)
A photo album compiled by George Nobuo Naohara, a Kibei Nisei, who was incarcerated at Manzanar, Jerome, and Tule Lake incarceration camps during World War II. Included are photographs taken during/after World War II, depicting his farm labor experience in Idaho and Utah, incarceration in the Jerome incarceration camp, and Army language school training. See this …
Nisei man in suits (ddr-csujad-38-75)
img Nisei man in suits (ddr-csujad-38-75)
A photograph of a Nisei man in suits posing in a park. It is probably taken in Utah. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 19. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_19_002
Caucasian officials (ddr-csujad-38-58)
img Caucasian officials (ddr-csujad-38-58)
Photographed are Caucasian officials presumably of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. Included one of George Nobuo Naohara's Nisei friends. The same image with a caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0044. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_16_006
Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-55)
img Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-55)
Photographed is a Nisei man standing near a stream probably in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The handwritten note reads: This steam has been our bathtub. [In Japanese]. The same image without the note is found in item: csudh_nao_0055. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities …
U.S. soldiers swimming in a river (ddr-csujad-38-452)
img U.S. soldiers swimming in a river (ddr-csujad-38-452)
Photographed are U.S. soldiers swimming in a river. The annotation reads: No bath houses. Therefore, took a dip in the river to wash ourselves. Patrol plane kept an eye out for enemies. Item from: George Naohara scrapbook: Korean War and before leaving Japan (csudh_nao_0600). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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