Japanese American History, Life & Values
(see also Japanese Internment, Japanese Latin American History, Life & Values, Hawaii, Japan, Asian American History, Life & Values: General & Asian American Movements)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bloom, Leonard. "Familial adjustment of Japanese-Americans to relocation: first phase," American Sociological Review 8 (1943):551-60.
Cohn, Werner. "Persecution of Japanese Canadians & the political Left in British Columbia, 12/41-3/42," British Columbia Studies 68 (win85-86):3-22.
Conrat, Maisie & Richard. "Executive Order 9066," in R. Olmsted & C. Wollenberg (eds.) Neither Separate nor Equal (Sacramento, 1971), pp. 93-100.
Feeley, Francis. "A legacy of injustice: the West Coast Japanese before World War II," Journal of the West 32,4 (10/93):83-.
Hanawa, Yukiko. "The world of Suzie Wong & Madame Butterfly: race & gender in Asian America," Radical History Review 64 (win 96):12-18.
Ichioka, Yuji. "A buried past: early Issei socialists & the Japanese community," Amerasia Journal 1,2 (1971):1-25.
Jensen, Joan M. "Women on the Pacific Rim: some thoughts on border crossings," Pacific Historical Review 67 (1998):3-40.
Lee, Robert G. "The hidden world of Asian immigrant radicalism," in P. Buhle & D. Georgakas (eds.) The Immigrant Left in the US (Albany: SUNY, 1996).
Matsumoto, Valeria. "Japanese American women during World War II," Frontiers 8, 1 (1984):6-14.
Nash, Philip Tajitsu. "A more perfect union: Japanese Americans & the Constitution," Radical History Review 45 (1989):139-42.
Shaffer, Robert. "Cracks in the consensus: defending the rights of Japanese Americans during World War II," Radical History Review 72 (fall 98):85-120.
Spickard, Paul R. "The Nisei assume power: the Japanese Citizens League, 1941-1942," Pacific Historical Review 52,2 (1983):147-74.
Waltz, Eric. "From Kumamoto to Idaho: the influence of Japanese immigrants on the agricultural development of the Interior West," Agricultural History 74 (2000):404-18.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Chalfen, Richard. Turning Leaves: The Photograph Collections of Two Japanese American Families (Albuquerque: U. New Mexico, 1991).
Chang, Thelma. "I Can Never Forget": Men of the 100th/442nd (Honolulu: Sigi, 1991).
Chuman, Frank F. Bamboo People: The Law & Japanese Americans (Del Mar CA, 1972).
Conroy, Hilary & T. Scott Miyakawa (eds.) East Across the Pacific: Historical & Sociological Studies of Japanese Immigration & Assimilation (4 vols.; Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1972).
Daniels, Roger & Spencer C. Olin Jr. (eds.) Racism in California: A Reader in the History of Oppression (NY: Macmillan, 1972).
__________. The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California & the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion (Berkeley: U. California, 1977).
__________; Sandra C. Taylor & Harry H.L. Kitano (eds.) Japanese Americans, from Relocation to Redress (Salt Lake City: U. Utah, 1986).
Duus, Masayo Umezawa. Unlikely Liberators: The Men of the 100th & the 442nd (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1987).
Fujino, Diane C. Yuri Kochiyama: Heartbeat of Struggle (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2005).
Glenn, Evelyn Nakano. Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Philadelphia: Temple, 1996).
Harden, Jacalyn D. Japanese Americans in Black & White Chicago (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 2003).
Harrington, Joseph D. Yankee Samurai: The Secret Role of Nisei in America's Pacific Victory (Detroit: Pettigrew, 1979).
Hatimiya, Leslie T. Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans & the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Stanford: Stanford, 1993).
Hayashi, Brian Masaru. "For the Sake of Our Japanese Brethren": Assimilation, Nationalism & Protestantism among the Japanese of Los Angeles, 1895-1942 (Stanford: Stanford, 1995).
Herman, Masako. Japanese in America, 1843-1977 (Dobbs Ferry NY: Oceana, 1977).
Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo & George Tanaka. The Early Gardena Valley& the Issei (Gardena: Gardena Pioneer Project, 1986).
__________. The Delectable Berry: Japanese American Contributions to the Development of the Strawberry Industry on the West Coast (Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 1989).
__________; Akemi Kikumura-Yano & James A. Hirabayashi (eds.) New Worlds, New Lives: Globalization & People of Japanese Descent in the Americas & from Latin America in Japan (Stanford: Stanford, 2002).
Hirobe, Izumi. Japanese Pride, American Prejudice: Modifying the Exclusion Clause of the 1924 Immigration Act (Stanford: Stanford, 2001).
Hohri, William Minoru. Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese-American Redress (Pullman: Washington State U, 1988)
Hosokawa, Bill. JACL in Quest of Justice: The History of the Japanese American Citizens' League (NY: Wm. Morrow, 1982).
Ichihashi, Yamato. Japanese in the US (NY: Arno, 1932).
Ichioka, Yuji. The Issei: The World of the First Generation Japanese Immigrants, 1885-1924 (NY: Free Press, 1988).
Ito, Kazuo. Issei: A History of Japanese Immigrants in North America (Seattle: Japanese Community Service, 1973).
Iwata, Masakazu. Planted in Good Soil: A History of the Issei in US Agriculture (2 vols.; NY: P. Lang, 1992).
Japanese American Curriculum Project. Japanese American Journey: The Story of a People (San Mateo CA: JACP, 1985).
Kikumura, Akemi. Through Harsh Winters: The Life of a Japanese Immigrant Woman (Novato CA: Chandler & Sharp, 1981).
__________. Promises Kept: The Life of an Issei Man (Novato CA: Chandler & Sharp, 1991).
__________. Issei Pioneers: Hawaii & the Mainland, 1885-1924 (Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 1992).
Kitano, Harry H.L. The Japanese Americans  (rev. ed.: NY: Chelsea House, 198?).
__________. Japanese Americans: The Evolution of a Subculture (Englewood Cliff NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1976).
__________. Generations & Identity: The Japanese American (Needham Heights MA: Ginn, 1993).
Kurashige, Lon. Japanese American Celebration & Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity & Festival, 1934-1990 (Berkeley: U. California, 2002). "Little Tokyo" in Los Angeles.
Lukes, Timothy J. & Gary Y. Okihiro. Japanese Legacy: Farming & Community Life in California's Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino: De Anza College, 1985).
Lydon, Sandy. The Japanese in the Monterey Bay Region: A Brief History (Capitola CA: Capitola Book, 1997).
Maki, Mitchell T.; Harry H.L. Kitano & S. Megan Berthold. Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1999).
Matsumoto, Valerie J. Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1993).
McWilliams, Carey. Brothers Under the Skin (Boston: Little, Brown, 1943; rev. ed. 1964).
__________ et al. Can the Japanese be Assimilated into the American Way of Life? (Columbus OH: American Education, 1944).
__________. What About Our Japanese-Americans? (NY: Public Affairs Committee, 1944).
__________. Prejudice: Japanese-Americans, Symbol of Racial Intolerance (Boston: Little, Brown, 1944; & Hamden CT: Archon, 1971).
Melendy, H. Brett. Chinese & Japanese Americans (NU: Hippocrene, 1984).
Montero, Darrel. Japanese Americans: Changing Patterns of Ethnic Affiliation over Three Generations (Boulder: Westview, 1980).
Mori, Kyoko. The Dream of Water: A Memoir (NY: One World, 1996).
__________. Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures (NY: Holt, 1997).
Murray, Alice Yang. "Silence, No More": The Japanese American Redress Movement, 1941-1992 (unpub. PhD Stanford, 1994).
__________. What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II Mean?: Readings (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000).
Nakano, Mei. Japanese American Women: Three Generations, 1890-1990 (San Francisco: Mina Publishing & Japanese American Historical Society, 1990).
Nakayama, Gordon G. Issei: Stories of Japanese Canadian Pioneers (Toronto: NC Press, 1984).
Niiya, Brian (ed.) Encyclopedia of Japanese American History: An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present (NY: Facts on File, 2001).
Ogawa, Dennis. Jan Ken Po: The World of Hawaii's Japanese Americans (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1974).
Okazaki, Suzie Kobuchi. Nihonmachi: A Story of San Francisco's Japantown (San Francisco, 1985).
Okihiro, Gary Y. Margins & Mainstreams: Asians in American History & Culture (Seattle: U. Washington, 1994).
__________. Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans in World War II (Seattle: U. Washington, 1996).
__________. Storied Lives: Japanese American Students & World War II (Seattle: U. Washington, 1999).
__________. The Colombia Guide to Asian American History (NY: Columbia U, 2001).
Palmer, Albert Wentworth. Orientals in American Life (NY: Friendship, 1934).
Prebisch, Charles S. & Kenneth K. Tanaka (eds.) The Faces of Buddhism in America (Berkeley: U. California, 1998).
Sarasohn, Eileen Sunada (ed.) The Issei: Portrait of a Pioneer. An Oral History (Palo Alto: Pacific, 1983).
__________. Issei Women: Echoes from Another Frontier (Palo Alto: Pacific, 1988).
Sawada, Mitziko. Tokyo Life, New York Dreams: Urban Japanese Visions of America, 1890-1924 (Berkeley: U. California, 1996).
Sone, Monica. Nisei Daughter (Boston: Little, Brown, 1953).
Spickard, Paul R. Japanese Americans: The Formation & Transformations of an Ethnic Group (NY: Twayne, 1996).
Takahashi, Jere. Nisei/Sansei: Shifting Japanese American Identities & Politics (Philadelphia: Temple, 1997).
Takaki, Ronald T. Issei & Nisei: The Settling of Japanese America (NY: Chelsea House, 1994).
__________. Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II (Boston: Little Brown, 2000).
Takami, David A. Divided Destiny: A History of the Japanese Americans in Seattle (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1998)
Takezawa, Yasuko I. Breaking the Silence: The Redress & Japanese American Ethnicity (Ithaca: Cornell, 1995).
Tanaka, Chester. Go For Broke: A Pictorial History of the Japanese American 100th Infantry Batallion & 442nd Regimental Combat Team (Richmond CA, 1982).
Tsuchida, Nobuya. Issei: The First Fifty Years (Los Angeles: Asian American Studies Center, 1975).
Wilson, Robert & Bill Hosokawa. East to America: A History of the Japanese in the US (NY: Wm. Morrow, 1980).
Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko. Transforming the Past: Tradition & Kinship among Japanese Americans (Stanford, 1985).
Yoo, David. Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation, & Culture Among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-1949 (Urbana: U. Illinois, 2000).
In the Library: Fiction
Adachi, Jeffrey. Maniwala Boy: The Life & Times of a Walnut Grove Country Boy (Sacramento: Yancha, 1982).
Chin, Frank; Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada & Shawn Wong (eds.) Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (NY: Anchor, 1975).
Choi, Susan. American Woman (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 2003). Japanese American woman caught up in 70s militant underground.
Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars (San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994).
Hara, Marie. Bananaheart & Other Stories (Honolulu: Bamboo Ridge, 1994).
Hsu, Kai-yu & Helen Palubinskas (eds.) Asian-American Authors (Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1972).
Iida, Deborah. Middle Son (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin Books, 1996).
Ikeda, Stewart David. What the Scarecrow Said: A Novel (NY: Regan, 1996).
Ishiguro, Kazuo. A Pale View of Hills (NY: Putnam, 1982). A Japanese woman settled in Britain recalls the horrors of World War II.
Kadohata, Cynthia. The Floating World (NY: Viking Penguin, 1989).
Kim, Elaine H. Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings & Their Social Context (Philadelphia: Temple, 1982).
__________ & Lilia V. Villanueva. Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (Boston: Beacon, 1997).
Kogawa, Joy. Obasan (Boston: David Godine, 1981).
__________. Itsuka (NY: Doubleday, 1992).
Lee, Chang-rae. A Gesture Life (NY: Riverhead, 1999).
Massey, Sujata. The Salaryman's Wife (NY: HarperPaperbacks, 1997).
Miyamoto, Kazuo. Hawaii: End of the Rainbow (Rutland VT: Tuttle, 1964).
Moore, Marker. A Cruel Season for Dying (NY: Warner, 2003). Hero Jimmy Sakura is a homicide detective working in New York.
Mori, Kyoko. Shizuko's Daughter (NY: Holt, 1993).
__________. Stone Field, True Arrow: A Novel (NY: Metropolitan, 2000).
Murayama, Milton. Five Years on a Rock: A Novel (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1994).
Okada, John. No-No Boy  (Seattle: U. Washington, 1981).
Otsuka, Julie. When the Emperor Was Divine (NY: Knopf, 2003). Brilliant, spare evocation of the life of a Japanese American family in Berkeley & Topaz during & just after World War II.
Ozeki, Ruth. All Over Creation (NY: Viking, 2003).
Saiki, Patsy Sumie. Sachie: Daughter of Hawaii (Honolulu: Kisaku, 1977).
Sakamoto, Edward. Hawai'i no ka oi: The Kamiya Family Trilogy (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1995).
Shigekuni, Julie. A Bridge Between Us (NY: Anchor, 1995).
Steele, Danielle. Silent Honor (NY: Delacorte, 1996). Well-researched story of family life in San Francisco before World War II, & wartime relocation.
Uchida, Yoshiko. Picture Bride: A Novel  (Seattle: U. Washington, 1997).
Uyemoto, Holly. Go (NY: Dutton, 1995).
Yamanaka, Lois-Ann. Wild Meat & the Bully Burgers (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996).
__________. Blu's Hanging (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997).
__________. Heads by Harry (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999).
Yoshikawa, Mako. Once Removed (NY: Bantam, 2003). Undying friendship between women.
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
Mirikitani, Janice. Shedding Silence (Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 1987).
Mori, Kyoko. Fallout (Chicago: Tia Chuca, 1994).
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"The Color of Honor: The Japanese-American Soldier in World War II" , dir. Loni Ding, 90m. From CrossCurrent Media.
"Come See the Paradise" , dir. Alan Parker, 133m. In video stores.
"Crossroads: Boyle Heights" , by John Esaki, 28m. From Japanese American National Museum.
"Forgotten Valor" , dir. Lane Nishikawa, 43m. Memory & post-traumatic stress in a survivor of the much-decorated 442nd.
"Issei Wahine: First Generation Women" , dir. Ann Akiko Moriyasu, 23m. From CrossCurrent Media.
"My America (or Honk If You Love Buddha)" , dir. Renée Tajima-Peña, 87m. From National Video Resources.
"Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People" , dir. Loni Ding, 29m.
"Snow Falling on Cedars" , dir. Scott Hicks, 139m. In video stores.
"The Wash" , dir. Michael Toshiyuki Uno, 91m. From Academy Entertainment.
"When We Were Warriors" , dir. Lane Nishikawa, 33m. Life-long friendship between a Jewish surviver of Dachau & a Nisei soldier who helped liberate the concentration camp in 1945.