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.

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img "Fort Snelling Cooks" (ddr-densho-201-312)
Five men in cook's uniforms. Caption on front: "Fort Snelling Cooks."
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 35 (May 13, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-22)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 35 (May 13, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-22)
"Jackson St. Area Will Have Its Face Cleaned" (p. 1), "Masaoka Raps Bias Against Japanese" (p. 1), "Pictures Depict Life in Camp" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
"Accept Business Permit Applications to Japan" (p. 1), "JACL Goes Ahead to Speed Plans to Honor Nisei at Arlington" (p. 1), "Commons OK's Board to Sift Ouster Losses" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 4 (January 14, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-3)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 4 (January 14, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-3)
"Sees Complications in Return of Nisei Stranded in Japan" (p. 1), "Anti-Bias Group Eyes Removal of Race Restrictions" (p. 1), "Aliens Now May Apply for Business" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 41 (June 13, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-29)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 41 (June 13, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-29)
"House Unit Hears Masaoka's Plea for National FEPC Legislation" (p. 1), "H.R. 3771 Asks U.S. Citizenship for Alien Parents of GI's, Vets" (p. 1), "Equal Rights for Nisei in Trade Sought" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 67 (September 16, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-54)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 67 (September 16, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-54)
"ACLU Report Cites Decline of Racial Prejudices" (p. 1), "J.A.C.L. Tells Ways to Obtain Japan Permits" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 73 (September 13, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-242)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 73 (September 13, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-242)
"President Truman Vetoes Walter Resolution, Calls It "Vague and Ill-Defined'; Urges Congress to Reconsider" (p. 1), "Kaiser & Frazier Will Manufacture Automobiles in Japan next January" (p. 1), "Convention Public Forum Will Probe JACL's "Blueprint for Tomorrow" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 37 (April 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-105)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 37 (April 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-105)
"Acheson, Wirin Challenge Validity of Wartime Rider to Calif. Measure Denying Japanese Fishing License" (p. 1), "B.C. Regime to Lift Job Ban but No Franchise Reported Yet" (p. 1), "Gen. Clark and McCloy Endorse Judd's Naturalization Measure" (p. 5), "State Department Opens Way for Boom in Asia" (p. 5).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 40 (May 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-207)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 40 (May 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-207)
"Voice of Small Minorities, Including That of Nisei, Pleads for FEPC Measure" (p. 1), "Dr. John Thomas, Nisei Friend, Will be Principal Speaker at Baptist Reunion Affair" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 39 (May 14, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-206)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 39 (May 14, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-206)
"ADC Cites Need for FEP Measure" (p. 1), "Washington JACL, ADC Petition D.C. to Abolish Segregation" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 1 (January 1, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-261)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 1 (January 1, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-261)
"ADC in DC Urges Aliens to Register" (p. 1), "Lack of Interest in JACL Rapped" (p. 1), "The Nisei Girl on the Job" (p. 3).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 43 (June 20, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-31)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 43 (June 20, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-31)
"156 Families Told to Quit Yesler Low-Rent Project" (p. 1), "U.S. Commerce Department Accepts Applications from Businessmen for Permits to Visit Japan" (p. 1), "Masaoka Hits Bias Problem from "Front" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 25 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-192)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 25 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-192)
"Public Meeting Will Air FEPC and "What It Means to You' Sunday, March 27" (p. 1), "Nisei Girl, Representing Seattle Y-Teens, "Covers' and Enjoys National Convention of YWCA in Frisco" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 20 (March 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-187)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 20 (March 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-187)
"Journal Editorial Backs Judd Bill" (p. 1), "Farmers Invited to Claims Talk" (p. 1), "Nisei in Japan May Win Priority" (p. 1), "State House Passes FEPC Bill; Legislation Goes to Langlie" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 44 (June 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-32)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 44 (June 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-32)
"Nisei Veterans as Civies Face Job Bias, Masaoka Declares" (p. 1), "Inquiries on Marrying Japanese Girls Swamp Army Headquarters in Tokyo" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 36 (May 16, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-23)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 36 (May 16, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-23)
"Pacific Northwest Courts Trade with Japan" (p. 1), "45 Nisei Join Foundry Walkout Here" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 9 (January 22, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-80)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 9 (January 22, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-80)
"U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Civil Rights of Fred Oyama in Calif. Alien Land Issue" (p. 1), "L.A. Firm Signs 7-Million Pact for Steel and Coal with Japanese" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 23 (March 19, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-190)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 23 (March 19, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-190)
"Franchise for B.C. Japanese Urged in Wismer Amendment" (p. 1), "Cites Hardships Due to Ruling" (p. 1), "Joint Rites Set for March 26 to Salute 7 Nisei War Dead; Services to be in Bukkyo-Kai" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 77 (September 15, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-139)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 77 (September 15, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-139)
"Public Law 863 Helps Aliens to Change Residence Status" (p. 1), "Nisei Firm Wins Coal Contracts" (p. 1), "Cpl. Kokubu of Oregon to be Buried at Arlington Cemetery Thursday" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 33 (April 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-200)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 33 (April 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-200)
"Jackson St. Picks Fujii Man of Year" (p. 1), "Race Relations Institute to Sift New FEPC Measure April 29 and 30" (p. 1), "Extend Deadline" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 1, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-168)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 1, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-168)
"Saints Win Second Straight Cage Crown" (p. 1), "Beauty of Yakima Valley Charms Wapato Returnees" (p. 3), "Evacuees Like Three Key Cities of Northwest" (p. 3)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 47 (July 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-35)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 47 (July 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-35)
"Fights Use of Japanese in Job Classification" (p. 1), "ADC Receives New Version of H.R. 3999" (p. 1), "NVC Supports Measure on Citizenship" (p. 1).
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
Caption on front: "GEORGE BLANKET; J. Kubuki up. MORCAR 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:2; C. Penn Owner and Trainer; THE FORTUNA."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. SKY NURSE 3rd. Cresecnet [sic] City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
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