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.

Kibei (242)

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Minoru Kiyota Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-36-5)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-36-5)
Common misperceptions regarding Kibei political beliefs

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Tule Lake Pilgrimage held at Klamath Falls, Oregon and at the site of Tule Lake incarceration camp in California. Given the limited time available during this event, the length and breadth of this interview are shorter than other Densho interviews.

Minoru Kiyota Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-36-2)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-36-2)
Being raised with Japanese values and customs in America

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Tule Lake Pilgrimage held at Klamath Falls, Oregon and at the site of Tule Lake incarceration camp in California. Given the limited time available during this event, the length and breadth of this interview are shorter than other Densho interviews.

Minoru Kiyota Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-36-1)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-36-1)
Family background and mother's decision to send son to Japan

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Tule Lake Pilgrimage held at Klamath Falls, Oregon and at the site of Tule Lake incarceration camp in California. Given the limited time available during this event, the length and breadth of this interview are shorter than other Densho ...

Family traveling back to Japan (ddr-densho-321-919)
img Family traveling back to Japan (ddr-densho-321-919)
Caption in album: "Mom leaving for Japan / Kiku / Born: Napa, California / 1907 / Spent 10 years in / Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan."
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-45-3)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-45-3)
A Kibei's story: leaving the United States to be educated in Japan
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-45-16)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-45-16)
A Kibei perspective on U.S. military service and serving the occupation forces
Ukichi Taenaka, gravestone (ddr-csujad-25-281)
img Ukichi Taenaka, gravestone (ddr-csujad-25-281)
A page from the Taenaka family album. Pasted on the page are three photographs including Ukichi Taenaka's gravestone, who died in July 1940. The photographs of the gravestone appear to be taken in post-war Japan. Also include Ukichi Taenaka's wife and son. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_010
Toshikuni Taenaka, ukulele] (ddr-csujad-25-97)
img Toshikuni Taenaka, ukulele] (ddr-csujad-25-97)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. He poses, playing the Ukulele. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_039
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka and Yaeko Taenaka [?] in McMorrow's sugar beet farm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_025
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. 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 Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. 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 Kubota, John
An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
av An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
Reflections of an elderly Orange County, California couple on their experiences in America. He recounts his years as an immigrant; she discusses her family background, makeup of Japanese-American community, and rural living. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton; interview conducted by Pat Morgan. ...
Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
doc Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of incarceration contributing to differences in social ...
Student group portrait (ddr-densho-359-67)
img Student group portrait (ddr-densho-359-67)
Students pose for a casual group portrait. Phillip Okano attended school in Japan from 1923-1933.
School outing group photograph (ddr-densho-359-37)
img School outing group photograph (ddr-densho-359-37)
Students and a teacher pose for a group photograph. Phillip Okano attended school in Japan from 1923-1933.
Okano family photograph album (ddr-densho-359-14)
img Okano family photograph album (ddr-densho-359-14)
Phillip Okano's photograph album covering his years as a student in Japan from 1923-1933 as well as his return to the United States.
Students working (ddr-densho-359-47)
img Students working (ddr-densho-359-47)
Phillip Okano attended school in Japan from 1923-1933.
Letter from Nobuyuki Tanimoto to Mr. Mas [Masao] Okine, November 27, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-178)
doc Letter from Nobuyuki Tanimoto to Mr. Mas [Masao] Okine, November 27, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-178)
A letter from Nobuyuki Tanimoto to his brother-in-law, Masao Okine. Nobuyuki writes from Japan where he is stationed as a US Army soldier of Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers or General Headquarters (GHQ). He describes his work place, Prince Shimazu House, in Tokyo, Japan, and also improvement from inadequate supplies in Japan after the war. ...
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