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 (398)

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Hotel kitchen with Issei employees (ddr-densho-259-360)
img Hotel kitchen with Issei employees (ddr-densho-259-360)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Interior of a large commercial kitchen, showing three Issei kitchen employees On the white crock immediately to the right of the young man in a black tie and a white apron, it appears to say: Hotel Oregon Hood River Oregon 1914. There was a Hotel Oregon in Hood River once. It was …
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-100)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-100)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji."
Textile factory workers in Japan (ddr-densho-259-295)
img Textile factory workers in Japan (ddr-densho-259-295)
Saburo Miyake's textile factory. Caption by Homer Yasui: "A textile or weaving factory, with the relatives and workers inside the shop. I've always understood that Saburo's and [Shidzuyo Yasui]'s father, Ichiro, ran a fishnet making factory. On the machine just before it reaches the completed roll of fabric, the material does look like netting."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-91)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-91)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Series of 3 photographs of [Shidzuyo Yasui] and her colleagues in Japan."
Girls by the Japanese seaside (ddr-densho-259-123)
img Girls by the Japanese seaside (ddr-densho-259-123)
Shidzuyo Yasui (standing at the top of the photograph) with a group of young women, probably her students, at the seaside on Awaji Island, Japan.
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
Shidzuyo Yasui (second row, second from right) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. The bearded man in the back row is the school principal.
Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
img Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group photo of what I will guess was [Shidzuyo Yasui's] class in Home Economics. I don't know where in Japan this was taken, but it doesn't look like the Sumoto School grounds." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured center.
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
A group picture from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the top row, fourth from the right.
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-89)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-89)
Probably the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the third row, third from the right.
Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
img Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group photo, [Shidzuyo Yasui] looks quite a bit older than a bunch of young girls, so this may have been a class of her students."
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-994)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-994)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0996
Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, April 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-987)
doc Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, April 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-987)
Memorandum of understanding from Vernon Kennedy to All Project Directors regarding job opportunities for "resettlers," farming, and housing in the Chicago area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0989
WRA digest of current job offers for eeriod of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-798)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for eeriod of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-798)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in the Chicago area. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0800
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-992)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-992)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Rockford, Illinois. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0994
Community analysis report, no. 10 (October 28. 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1660)
doc Community analysis report, no. 10 (October 28. 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1660)
Report on "labor relations in relocation centers." Covers dynamic factors in labor relations including role of a center community in labor relations, influence of economic and social status on labor problems, influence of evacuee-staff relations on labor problems, and influence of informational policies on labor problems; patterns of labor crisis including immediate causes and area flare-ups, …
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-991)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-991)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Peoria, Illinois. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0993
Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
doc Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
This document describes the relocation opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It also discusses the cost of living, medical and educational facilities in these regions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-19_01
Japanese American News Clippings during the period of August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-15)
doc Japanese American News Clippings during the period of August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-15)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from different tabloids during the period of August 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-06_01
To all those oncern with securing private employment for the Japanese (ddr-csujad-18-9)
doc To all those oncern with securing private employment for the Japanese (ddr-csujad-18-9)
Administrative Instructions which outlining the conditions under which the Japanese American citizens will be released from "the relocation centers" for the purpose of accepting private employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_04
Administrative instruction, no. 22, July 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-8)
doc Administrative instruction, no. 22, July 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-8)
This document discusses about the temporary procedures fro issuance of permits to individuals or single families to leave relocation centers for employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_05
Letter from the WRA Director to Mr. Clarence Pickett, October 23, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-13)
doc Letter from the WRA Director to Mr. Clarence Pickett, October 23, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-13)
Letter from the WRA Director to Mr. Clarence Pickett addresses Friends Service Committee's contribution toward finding employment for the incarcerees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_03
Japanese American News clippings, September-October 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-20)
doc Japanese American News clippings, September-October 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-20)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from various tabloids during the period from September to October 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-11_01
Sakaye Shigekawa in her Office (ddr-csujad-29-20)
img Sakaye Shigekawa in her Office (ddr-csujad-29-20)
Photograph of Sakaya Shigekawa in her office. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2490_P02
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