A Tradition of Honor is an 82-minute documentary that follows the story of the legendary Japanese American World War II units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service. It provides first hand accounts from Takejiro Higa, Senator Daniel Inouye, Susumu Ito and Sakae Takahashi. Footage of the Medal of Honor ceremony and Sadao Munemori are featured.
Densho offers the experiences of Japanese Americans through irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy, and promote equal justice for all.
- Digital archive of 825 interviews, including George Hara, Daniel K. Inouye, Susumu Ito and Kan Tagami.
- Digital repositories of images and documents
- Digital Encyclopedia
Discover Nikkei is a community website about Nikkei identity, history and experiences. Their goal is to provide an inviting space for the community to share, explore, and connect with each other through diverse Nikkei experiences, culture, and history. Resources include articles, interviews, military database, photographs and oral histories.
The Center's collection focuses on wartime Japanese American experiences, with an emphasis on the Nisei soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service. Resources include books, periodicals, videos/DVDs, photographs, newspaper articles, personal papers and other reference material, including over 700 interviews.
Additional resources include:
- Interviews with George Hara, Takejiro Higa, Daniel K. Inouye, Susumu Ito, Kan Tagami and Sakae Takahashi
- Citations of 21 Japanese American World War II Medal of Honor recipients
The Japanese American Veterans' Association, Inc. (JAVA), is a fraternal and educational organization with many purposes: Preserving and strengthening comradeship among its members; Perpetuating the memory and history of our departed comrades; Educating the American public on the Japanese American experience during WWII; and Striving to obtain for veterans the full benefit of their entitlements as veterans. JAVA offer the following resources:
- 100th and 442nd unit and individual award numbers
- Military Intelligence Service unit and individual award numbers
- 100th and 442nd personnel database
- Historical background on the 100th, 442nd and MIS
A listing of types and titles of research materials at the National Archives.
The National Veterans Network is a national coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to educating and enlightening the public about the experience and legacy of Japanese American World War II soldiers inspired by the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal. The website offers the following:
- A listing of Japanese American veterans, civic and cultural organizations
- A historical overview of the Japanese American World War II soldier experience
- Background on the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal bill and ceremony
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is a Japanese American history museum in Portland, charged with the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community. The museum has both an onsite exhibit and online exhibit that highlight Issei immigration, early life in Oregon, Nihonmachi (Japantown), and life after Executive Order 9066, including the Portland Assembly Center and contemporary Nikkei life. The Center has an archive of historical artifacts and 74 oral histories at Densho.