Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

Industry and employment (392)

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Letter from Takami Hibiya to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners (ddr-densho-381-154)
doc Letter from Takami Hibiya to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners (ddr-densho-381-154)
Takami Hibiya writes to the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners to inquire about a position as a foreign language informational specialist.
Interpreter for foreign leaders job advertisement (ddr-densho-381-149)
doc Interpreter for foreign leaders job advertisement (ddr-densho-381-149)
A press release advertising that the United States Department of State is hiring interpreters for foreign leaders in a variety of languages. On verso are handwritten notes about unemployment compensation, probably in Takami Hibiya's handwriting.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 3 (January 19, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 3 (January 19, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-3)
Selected article titles: "'Issei Story' Push to Start Jan. 25 for Chicagoans" (p.1), "Discrimination Declared Blight on U.S. Moral Fiber at Snake River Fete" (p.1), "Southwest L.A. Cler Becomes 1st Nisei Woman Principal" (p.1), "Genetic Hazards of Fallout" (p.2), "Nisei Must Be Willing to Defend American Image" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 19 (November 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 19 (November 4, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-44)
Select article titles: "Prop. 15 benefits Issei, opposition press informed" (p. 1); "Matsudaira: First Issei Engineer" (p. 1); "Supports of Freedom: Law, Ballot" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 19 (November 10, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 19 (November 10, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-44)
Selected article titles: "Civic Betterment at J-town Expense Hit" (p.1), "Supreme Court Decision on Evacuation Calls Manzanar 'Concentration Camp'" (p.1), "ILGWU's Patriotism?" (p.1, 3), "Serological Tests Upset Belief Ainu Caucasoid, Type Resembles Ryukyuan" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
Selected article titles: "Clinic for Hibakusha in L.A." (p.1-2), "L.A. Chinatown Youth Council Charges Police Harrassment, Use of Epithets" (p.1), "Oakland to Survey Issei Housing" (p.2), "Welfare Rights Fund Drive Tops Goal; Nearly 1,000 Contributed" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
Selected article titles: "Major PSW Push Still in Education" (p. 1, 5), "Personalized Calif. License Plates with Racial Slur Distresses Senator" (p.1), "Nixon-Tanaka Statement" (p.2), "West Coast Nisei Express Fear in Being Caught in Trade War" (p.3), "Little Tokyo Health Fair Sept. 24" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 04, (July 27, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 04, (July 27, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-29)
Select article titles: "Gov. Reagan Signs JACL Bill" (p.1); "JACLer H. Hibino Elected Mayor of Salinas, Calif." (p.1); "Elks Abandon 'Whites Only' Member Policy" (p.1); "Nisei-Owned Firm Breaks Ground for $3 Million Frozen Shrimp Facility" (p.3); "Seattle JACL Funds Drug Abuse Study" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 09, (August 31, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 09, (August 31, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-34)
Select article titles: "Watergate Notwithstanding: Nixon Asks Nation to Look Ahead" (p.1); "Teacher Insults CL Guest Speaker" (p.1); "Gerontoloty Medically Speaking: (p.3); "Record JACL Membership Assured for 1973: 26,000 as of June 30" (p.4); "Youths in Japan Rate Worthwhile Work as No. 1" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 05, (August 3, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 05, (August 3, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-30)
Select article titles: "If Constitution Can Be Amended Issei Might Be U.S. President" (p.1); "Sen. Inouye Will Talk to Himself in Hawaiian" (p.1); "Ruth Asawa's Wire Sculptures Draw Raves at San Francisco Museum of Art" (p.3); "Nat'l CACA Convenes in L.A." (p.4); "Low-key Minority Hiring Practices in State Corrections Dept. Pays Off" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 21, (November 23, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 21, (November 23, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-46)
Select article titles: "Membership Procedures Revamped, New Card Made" (p.1); "East Coast-JARP Striving for Wrap-Up on $45,200 Budget" (p.1); "Use of 'JPN' Assured by U.S. Gov't Printers" (p.1); "FBI Probes Minority Business Aid" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 22, (November 30, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 22, (November 30, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-47)
Select article titles: "Communication Key to Wider World Trade" (p.1); "Elder Nisei Must Help Sansei Search for Identity as Japanese Americans" (p.1); "U.S. Employers May Refuse to Hire Aliens" (p.1); "U.S. Judge Orders Racial Quotas in Hiring Firemen" (p.1); "Nisei Identity Dilemma" (p.2); "Nisei-Invested Aquatic Vehicle Firm Raises $1,000,000 Capital" (p.3); "District Elects Atty. Kojima Governor, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 15, (October 12, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 15, (October 12, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-40)
Select article titles: "Trace History of...Repeal of Lily-White Clause" (p.1); "Sen. Inouye to Address Kickoff Fete for JACL Bldg. Fund Drive" (p.1); "Legal Assistance Offered by MALDEF in Employment Discrimination Actions" (p.2); "Separate PSWDC Chapter Insurance Board Formed" (p.3); "Estimate 700,000 Nikkei in Brazil, Percentage in Agriculture Dwindles" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 19, (May 18, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 19, (May 18, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-19)
Select article titles: "'Ambidextrous Irishman' Dr. Shig Hashimoto" (p.1); "Asian Caucus Vow Continued Support of Aims Symbolized by Wounded Knee" (p.1); "Japan as a Sansei Sees It" (p.2); "Social Work Professor Prepares Paper on 'Koreans in U.S.' for Hew Seminar" (p.3).
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 36 (February 4, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-10)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 36 (February 4, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-10)
Selected article titles: "Plan Local Business Association" (p.1), "Eleventh in Series of Q's and A's on Claims Law" (p.2), "Peace: Has MacArthur Failed?" (p.6).
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 44 (April 1, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-18)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 44 (April 1, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-18)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Growers Garner Prizes" (p.1), "Nisei Progressives Sponsor Discussion on Civic Center" (p.1), "Hitler and Goebbels Would Both Have Been Proud of It" (p.2).
The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 30 (August 2, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-9)
doc The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 30 (August 2, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-9)
Selected article titles: "Nation's Capital Honors 442nd" (p.1), "Rescue of Lost Battalion Hailed as Most Heroic Act" (p.1), "The Nisei Comes of Age" (p.2-3), "Top Generals Battled Over 442nd" (p.4).
Letter from Takami Hibiya to Charles C. Furman (ddr-densho-381-153)
doc Letter from Takami Hibiya to Charles C. Furman (ddr-densho-381-153)
Takami Hibiya writes to Charles C. Furman about the cancellation of a court interpreter position in Manila.
Letter from Takami Hibiya to Charles C. Furman (ddr-densho-381-152)
doc Letter from Takami Hibiya to Charles C. Furman (ddr-densho-381-152)
Takami Hibiya writes to Charles C. Furman to inquire if there are any openings in Japanese affairs.
Takami Hibiya's exam rating (ddr-densho-381-150)
doc Takami Hibiya's exam rating (ddr-densho-381-150)
Takami Hibiya's exam rating for the Foreign Language Information Specialist exam.
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