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Japanese American identity

Descriptions of religions practiced by Japanese

Descriptions of four religions practiced by Japanese people: Buddhism, Shintoism, Sodoshu, and Shinshu. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0060
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[Japanese folklore about birth]

Report on Japanese folklore and superstitions regarding the birth of a newborn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0059
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[Some reactions to selective service: Tule Lake]

Report on selective service reactions at Tule Lake Camp. Report discusses Japanese identity compared to American identity, especially for the Nisei, repatriation requests, and draft evasion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0058
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Letter from Itoko S. [Sano] to Dorothy Okine, August 6, 1946

A letter from Itoko Sano to her friend, Dorothy Okine. She located Dorothy's address by looking in the Palms Book and encloses a copy of the Hanky Club in the letter. She includes updates, such as going to a show, "Rhapsody in blue," in Norwalk along with George Asawa, Florence, ...
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Military service

Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 1

The challenges faced by Nisei soldiers

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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview ...
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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview ...
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Hawai'i

Anti-Japanese Feeling Briaks [Breaks] out in Hawaii

An issue of a newspaper, "The Christian Science monitor," vol. 35, no. 225 (August 29, 1943) describes the upsurge of anti-Japanese sentiment, and discusses rising racism and criticism towards Japanese people in Hawaii. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-31_07
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Grace Tanabe

A photograph of Grace Tanabe taken in Hawaii. Addressed to "Tazuko" [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 63 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_63_001
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Minority Groups in Hawaii

This article from "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science," published in September 1942, by William C. Smith describes about the minority groups in Hawaii, the labor problems and immigration. It also describes in brief about the race relations in Hawaii. See this object in the California ...
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