Excelsiors

June 30, 2008

Excelsiors

The 1899 Excelsiors. The first organized Japanese American baseball squad.
Coming from a country with such a strong interest in baseball, it is not surprising that the Issei (Japanese immigrants) started their own teams shortly after settling in the US In 1899, the first known Japanese American team – the Excelsiors – was organized in Honolulu. Within a decade, many more teams were formed across the islands and highly competitive leagues developed. Mirroring the ethnic divisions in Hawaiian society, these leagues formed along ethnic lines, with Japanese American teams competing against Chinese American, Portuguese, Hawaiian, and haole teams.
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Yoshiko Uchida

June 29, 2008

Yoshiko Uchida

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Yoshiko Uchida
Born November 24, 1921(1921-11-24)
Alameda, California United States
Died June 21, 1992 (aged 70)
United States
Occupation short story writer, editor, Novelist, children’s book author
Genres fiction, folktales
Literary movement Folk Art Movement
Relative(s) Dwight Uchida (birth father), Iku Uchida (mother), Keiko Uchida

Yoshiko Uchida (November 24, 1921June 21, 1992) was a Japanese American writer.

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Yoshiko Uchida was the daughter of Japanese immigrants Takashi and Iku Uchida. Her father came to the United States from Japan in 1903 and worked for the San Francisco offices of Mitsui and Company. Yoshiko and her sister Keiko were both nisei, or second-generation Japanese Americans, born in the United States.

By the age of 10, Uchida was writing stories. “Being the child of frugal immigrant parents, I wrote them on brown wrapping paper which I cut up and bound into booklets… I also kept a journal of important events which began the day I graduated from elementary school…. By putting these special happenings into words and writing them down, I was trying to hold onto and preserve the magic as well as the joy and sadness of certain moments of my life… I guess that’s really what books and writing are really about.” [1]

Yoshiko Uchida graduated early from high school and enrolled at University of California, Berkeley at sixteen. The Uchidas were living in Berkeley, California and Yoshiko was in her senior year at U.C. Berkeley when the Japanese attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Soon after, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered all Japanese Americans on the west coast to be rounded up and imprisoned in internment camps. Thousands of Japanese and Japanese Americans, regardless of their U.S. citizenship, lost their homes, property, jobs, civil liberties and human dignity.

The Uchidas were not spared. Takashi was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he and his family, including Yoshiko, were interned for three years, first at Tanforan Racetrack in California and then in Topaz, Utah. In the camps, Yoshiko taught school and had the chance to view not only the injustices which the Americans were perpetrating, but the varying reactions of Japanese Americans towards their ill-treatment.

In 1943 Uchida was accepted to graduate school at Smith College in Massachusetts and allowed to leave the camp, but her years there left a deep impression. Her 1971 novel Journey to Topaz is fiction but closely follows her own experiences, and many of her other books deal with issues of ethnicity, citizenship, identity, and cross-cultural relationships.

Over the course of her career Uchida published more than thirty books, including nonfiction for adults and fiction for children and teenagers. She died in 1992.

Uchida became widely known for her 1982 autobiography Desert Exile, one of several important autobiographical works by Japanese Americans who were interned that portray internment as a pivotal moment in the formation of the author’s personal and cultural identities.

She is also known for her children’s novels, having been praised as “almost single-handedly creating a body of Japanese American literature for children, where none existed before.” [2]. In addition to Journey to Topaz, many of her other novels including Picture Bride, A Jar of Dreams and The Bracelet deal with Japanese American impressions of major historical events including World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II, and the racism endured by Japanese Americans during these years.

“I try to stress the positive aspects of life that I want children to value and cherish. I hope they can be caring human beings who don’t think in terms of labels–foreigners or Asians or whatever–but think of people as human beings. If that comes across, then I’ve accomplished my purpose.”[3]

[edit] Bibliography

This is a partial list of Uchida’s published work.

  • The Invisible Thread: An Autobiography
  • The Terrible Leak
  • Picture Bride
  • The Dancing Kettle and Other Japanese Folk Tales (1949)
  • New Friends for Susan (1951)
  • The Magic Listening Cap: More Folk Tales from Japan (1955)
  • The Full Circle (1957)
  • Takao and Grandfather’s Sword (1958)
  • The Promised Year (1959)
  • Mik and the Prowler (1960)
  • Rokubei and the Thousand Rice Bowls (1962)
  • The Forever Christmas Tree (1963)
  • Sumi’s Prize (1964)
  • The Sea of Gold, and Other Tales from Japan (1965)
  • In-Between Maya (1967)
  • Hisako’s Mysteries (1969)
  • Sumi and the Goat and the Tokyo Express (1969)
  • Makoto, The Smallest Boy (1970)
  • Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese American Evacuation (1971)
  • Samurai of Gold Hill (1972)
  • The Birthday Visitor (1975)
  • The Rooster who Understood Japanese (1976)
  • The Bracelet (1976)
  • originally published as a short story, Journey Home (1978)
  • Jar of Dreams (1981)
  • Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family (Autobiography) (1982)
  • A Jar of Dreams (1981)
  • Best Bad Thing (1983)
  • The Happiest Ending (1985)
  • Picture Bride (1987)
  • Invisible Thread: An Autobiography (1991)
  • Magic Purse (1993)
  • Two Foolish Cats
  • The Magic Purse
  • The Birthday Visitor
  • Sumi’s Prize
  • The Wise Old Woman

[edit] Awards

[edit] References

  1. ^ Grice, Helena. “Yoshiko Uchida” in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 312: Asian American Writers. Gale, 2005.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of World Biography, accessed 7 Nov 2006
  3. ^ Grice, Helena. “Yoshiko Uchida” in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 312: Asian American Writers. Gale, 2005.

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j and w research

June 17, 2008

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First let me say thank you for listening to our presentation.

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Also, can everyone in the room please stand up, I want to try something. Look underneath your chairs, what did you find? A dollar, that’s right. What is the point of this message? If you want to make a dollar, you need to get off, excuse my language, your hieny. It is known that we at Lechita LLC strongly disapprove of Dove and their campaign

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If you invest with us, you will not only get a great product line, but also a friend in me. Now, I will leave it to Wong to conclude. Thank you again.
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WONG:
Why thank you Juan. I’ll say it, screw Dove and their ad campaign. (show slide) Why work out when you’ve got soap? Hmm, should I go to the gym, or should I go wash my privates with soap? Using soap will enlarge your ding dong. We get it. Soap cures all. Thank you Dove. Is average looking models is what people want?…

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well guess what, that was last year. And LECHITA is all about this year!

Hot asses and titays are back! (more powerpoint pictures) .We have our own campaign for real beauty, called, ‘campaignforrealbooty.com’.
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You’re asking yourself, ‘but why LECHITA?’ Well, who’s the largest buying market for soap in the future?

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That’s right, Mexicans. (show slide) Look at Juan over there. Not be racist, but once this ‘population’ start buying LECHITA soap, it’s going to make everyone millionaires. All we need is a famous Mexican celebrity like Julio Englisias

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to endorse our product, and we can make each and everyone of you rich beyond your wildest dreams.

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JUAN:

Oh Lechita you will never know, anything about my home

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I’ll never know how good it feels to hold you
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June 15, 2008

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You can’t squeeze into your fat jeans because you took down a carton of Chubby Hubby to ease the pain of being rejected by an out-of-work telemarketer. You’re one bad hair day away from a padded room.

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Best in Show
Blue Ribbon General Store Goes Online

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Blue ribbons conjure happy memories of tossing eggs and riding piggyback with your field-day partner (go Acorns!).

And you’re about to experience similar pleasures when you check out the just-launched Blue Ribbon General Store.

A perfect marriage of country and kitsch, the online shop offers anything from a Barrel of Monkeys to Spring Chicken Muscle Rub and everything in between — all of which have earned the Blue Ribbon for cleverness, wit, and practicality.

Functionally speaking, there’s Botot toothpaste (created in 1755 for King Louis XV), Hot Heads silicone potholders, and Healthy Harvest freshness extenders for produce. On the wackier side lie wax lips, rocket balloons, and a pirate disguise kit complete with eye patch. You can’t really go wrong no matter what you toss in your cart.

Everyone’s a winner.


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