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Japanese language schools

Nisei boys at Japanese language school

Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of the young Dee Nisei boys pictured with [Japanese language teacher] Haru Tsuji. Since Toru Hasegawa is also in this picture, maybe some of the Oak Grove Nisei attended the language school at the Dee Community Hall."
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Japanese language school

The Japanese language school was next door to the Kokaido, the Japanese American community clubhouse in Bellevue, Washington. This photograph was taken after the Japanese American community was removed.
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Nippon School Here is Closed (December 9, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 9, 1941, p. 2
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982)

Selected article titles: "EO 9066 Proclaimed 40 Years Ago" (pp. 1-2), "Immigration Raids to Continue; Ten Aliens Voluntarily Go Home" (pp. 1, 8), "Redress Phase 3: Remembering 9066" (p. 2), and "School Discipline in Tokyo Falling" (p. 5).
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Kay Shimada Interview Segment 3

Attending Japanese language school
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Fife Japanese Language School graduation


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Japanese Language Class students

These students are dressed up for a presentation at North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th ...
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Fusako Yamamoto Interview Segment 4

Mother's job as a Japanese language instructor
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Hiroko Nakashima Segment 3

Attending elementary school and Japanese language school in Spokane, Washington
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Nisei girls at the Japanese Community Hall

Caption by Homer Yasui: "20 or so Nisei girls gathered along the south side of the Dee Japanese Community Hall this may represent a Japanese language school, because Mrs. Haru Tsuji, who was a Japanese language teacher, is standing in the background."
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