Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 4

The uniqueness of Seattle's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-51-1) - 00:05:56
The Japanese American community's penchant for organizing (ddr-densho-1000-51-2) - 00:04:51
Interacting with peer group in Seattle's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-51-3) - 00:07:35
Development of Nisei identity prewar, break with Issei mores (ddr-densho-1000-51-4) - 00:06:18
The Nippon Kan Theatre: a cornerstone of Seattle's Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-51-5) - 00:09:49
Description of Seattle's numerous Japanese American community organizations (ddr-densho-1000-51-6) - 00:03:30
The importance of Seattle's Japanese Language School (ddr-densho-1000-51-7) - 00:10:42
Exploring Nisei "self-hatred" (ddr-densho-1000-51-8) - 00:15:19
Growing up in a white community, grappling with ethnic identity (ddr-densho-1000-51-9) - 00:04:04
Exposure to discrimination against African Americans after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-51-10) - 00:14:29
Awareness of restricted Seattle neighborhoods prewar (ddr-densho-1000-51-11) - 00:04:37
Pushing racial boundaries to a certain extent while at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-51-12) - 00:02:36
Attending the University of Washington and joining the Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-1000-51-13) - 00:04:33
The Immigration Act of 1924: "perhaps the worst thing that could have happened to international relations" (ddr-densho-1000-51-14) - 00:02:16
Impact of Immigration Act of 1924 upon the Japanese American community and businesses (ddr-densho-1000-51-15) - 00:06:36
Dealing with discrimination: looking for "white angels" to ease intolerance (ddr-densho-1000-51-16) - 00:03:27
Nisei assimilationist attitudes (ddr-densho-1000-51-17) - 00:07:53
Limited employment opportunities for Nisei in the 1930s (ddr-densho-1000-51-18) - 00:04:37
Attending the University of Washington and attaining a faculty position (ddr-densho-1000-51-19) - 00:07:36
Exploring different career paths before settling on sociology (ddr-densho-1000-51-20) - 00:06:50
Choosing the Japanese American community as a subject of study (ddr-densho-1000-51-21) - 00:05:19
Publishing MA thesis: "Social Solidarity Among the Japanese" (ddr-densho-1000-51-22) - 00:02:43
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Development of Nisei identity prewar, break with Issei mores

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March 18, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Frank Miyamoto

Frank Miyamoto Interview II

02:21:36 — 22 segments

March 18, 1998

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans during World War II. Resettled in Seattle. Was a longtime member of the faculty in Sociology at the University of Washington, served as Chairman of his department, and was Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Stephen Fugita, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho