This collection consists of selected articles from the Japanese American Courier, which was the first English-language weekly published exclusively for the Nisei community. It was published and edited by James Sakamoto, one of the founding members of the Japanese American Citizens League. The Courier's first issue was published on January 1, 1928, and its last issue was dated April 24, 1942. The newspaper's content included editorials, sports, national and international news (with an emphasis on Japan), and local updates.
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doc "Federal Officials Send JACL Praise" (ddr-densho-96-5)
Full headline: "Federal Officials Send JACL Praise. State, Navy And Justice Departments Are Appreciative Of Messages Of Assurances Sent By Headquarters. Wire Pledge Given to Roosevelt"
doc "Community Renews Loyal Pledge at Rousing Americanism Rally" (ddr-densho-96-8)
Full headline: "Community Renews Loyal Pledge at Rousing Americanism Rally. Greatest Display Of Patriotism Ever Manifest Here Shown At Gathering; Mayor Millikin Expresses His Confidence, But Warns Of Danger. Young Leaders Vow to Scotch Subversion"
doc "War Places Second Generation in Lead Once Taken By Elders" (ddr-densho-96-9)
Full headline: "War Places Second Generation in Lead Once Taken By Elders. Young Americans Of Japanese Ancestry Must Prove Their Right to Claim Protection of Nation; Should Join With Other Citizens. Resources At Hand to Help Solve Riddle"
doc "Canada Japanese Face Restriction" (ddr-densho-96-10)
Full headline: "Canada Japanese Face Restriction. Removal of Nipponese From Coast Will Be Asked at Ottawa by Emissaries"