• en
Telling Our Stories: Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley, 1910's - 1970's

CSUNAsianAmericanStudies
Enlarge Enlarge Licensing

Japanese Language Schools

Often feeling marginalized in “American” schools, many Japanese American children also joined Japanese Language Schools to socialize with other Japanese American children and learn Japanese language and traditions.

"(We went to) the Japanese Language because it was everyday after American school... and I really have to thank them because they gave us a social life, a community life, because we knew were not accepted by Caucasians."


~Mary Oda

Based on this original

pic 5
uploaded by CSUNAsianAmericanStudies
Image Contributed by: Nancy Takayama Names of people: Date: Place: Photograph by: Original Photo size: Description: © California State University, Northridge 2008 For more information about this project, please contact: ... More »


Login or register
to contribute to the Nikkei Album

Welcome to the NEW Nikkei Album!

We've launched Nikkei Album in beta, so everyone can now start uploading and creating their own albums. There may be things that don't work quite right yet. Please email us to report any errors.

Browse the Nikkei Album

IMMEDIATE NEED FOR FREELANCE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR / DEVOPS ENGINEER

Help us continue to develop the Discover Nikkei website.

Apply now!

Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

Submissions accepted until September 30.

Read the Itadakimasu 2! stories >>

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation