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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Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. TIMBER TARGET 2nd. ROSETA V. 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42; A.G. Shriver Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-7)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-7)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. PRINCE NADJI 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 20, 1941; 5 Fur. (Track Record) Time 1:02:1; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. ROSETA V. 2nd. KRIEGSMANN 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:4; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Portrait of Japanese American nurse (ddr-densho-242-15)
img Portrait of Japanese American nurse (ddr-densho-242-15)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sachi Komuro - probably 1939. Graduated from St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, CA. She was our aunt and step sister to Nobue. Went on as a career nurse in Honolulu, HI."
Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
img Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji:: "Kumezo Hatchimonji probably 1954, Niland, California, Tomato Festival, shown with local youngster. Kumezo was owner of Valley Seed Co. in Niland."
Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
img Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
Inscription on front: "To K. Hatchimonji with sincere regards Sessue Hayakawa." Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sessue Hayakawa, Hollywood film actor. No other information available."
The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 6 (February 8, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-118)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 6 (February 8, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-118)
Selected article titles: "Says Holland: Should Complete Plans at Once When Released" (pp. 1-2), "3 Big Employers Anxious to Obtain More Workers" (p. 2), "WRA Offices in Northern Calif. to Close Soon" (p. 3), and "From Here and There: Give Latest Information on Relocation Possibilities" (pp. 3-4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
Selected article titles: "Those Seeking Changes in Forms Must Write" (p. 1), "Minidoka Camp Closes 9 Days Ahead of Schedule" (p. 1), "General Stilwell's Action Commended by Secy. Ickes" (p. 2), and "3 Govt. Departments: Remove or Modify Rules for Employment of Nisei" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-77)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-77)
Selected article titles: "Myer Sets Dates for Closing of 8 Centers" (pp. 1-2), "Discrimination Hit in Seattle Boycott Case" (p. 2), "2 Army Officers to Fight Racial Discrimination" (p. 2), and "5422 Evacuees on WRA Payroll on June 30" (p. 4).
Power of attorney (ddr-densho-308-7)
doc Power of attorney (ddr-densho-308-7)
International Oyster Co., Ltd grants Kanamatsu Kanazawa power of attorney in connection to its dealings with Padilla Oyster Beds and Padilla Point Oyster Company. Kanazawa helped to start the oyster business in the Pacific Northwest when he learned that the cooler waters accelerated the growth of oysters. Oysters grown in the Pacific Northwest could reach commercial …
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. 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 Ezaki, Bessie
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. 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 Arita, Masami
Momoyo Jane Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-32)
doc Momoyo Jane Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-32)
Oral history interview with Momoyo Jane 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, Momoyo Jane
Mr. and Mrs. Kiyoto Saiki (ddr-csujad-8-94)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Kiyoto Saiki (ddr-csujad-8-94)
Oral history interview with Kiyoto and Fumiko Saiki. 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 Saiki, Mr and Mrs Kiyoto
William Hiroshi Wake (ddr-csujad-8-82)
doc William Hiroshi Wake (ddr-csujad-8-82)
Oral history interview with William Hiroshi Wake. 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 Wake, William Hiroshi
George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
doc George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
Oral history interview with George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto. 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 Hashimoto, George Masashi and Mitsuno
Tomoko Konishi (ddr-csujad-8-29)
doc Tomoko Konishi (ddr-csujad-8-29)
Oral history interview with Tomoko Konishi. 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 Konishi, Tomoko
Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. 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 Hirasuna, Fred
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
Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, to the American Consul, Yokohama, Japan, April 18, 1951 (ddr-csujad-12-5)
doc Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, to the American Consul, Yokohama, Japan, April 18, 1951 (ddr-csujad-12-5)
This letter confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori has worked for D.F. Goggin since June 1946 at the time this letter was written and has been a model employee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_01_005
Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, April 5, 1950 (ddr-csujad-12-4)
doc Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, April 5, 1950 (ddr-csujad-12-4)
In this letter, D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, affirms that Tsugitada Kanamori was employed by his organization starting June 8, 1946 and was still employed there at the time this letter was written. He remarks that Kanamori is a loyal and honest employee and recommends him for any position. See this object in the California State Universities …
Letter from William E. Gotcher, February 3, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-3)
doc Letter from William E. Gotcher, February 3, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-3)
In this letter, a former employer of Tsugitada Kanamori writes a letter of reference, describing him as a hard working, trustworthy, and honest employee. Mr. William E. Gotcher confirms that Kanamori was an employee of the Yokohama Area Engineer Equipment Pool for two years and had held several positions. See this object in the California State …
Letter from Daniel F. Goggin, May 1, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-2)
doc Letter from Daniel F. Goggin, May 1, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-2)
This letter confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori worked for Daniel Goggin in an Ordnance Shop as the superintendent at the Yokohama Area Engineer Equipment Pool. Mr. Goggin explains that Kanamori is "invaluable" and he would absolutely recommend Mr. Kanamori for any position. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_01_002
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