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  Japanese American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The largest Japanese American communities are in California with roughly 395,000, Hawai'i with roughly 297,000, Washington with 56,000, and New York with 45,000, according to the 2000 Census.
Japanese Americans also have the oldest demographic structure of any ethnic group in the U.S.; in addition, in the younger generations, due to intermarriage with whites and other Asians, part-Japanese are more common than full Japanese, and it appears as if this physical assimilation will continue at a rapid rate.
Americans of Japanese ancestry living in the western United States, including the Nisei, were forcibly interned with their parents and children (the Sansei Japanese Americans) during WWII.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_American   (2337 words)

 Japanese American internment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese American Internment refers to the forcible relocation of approximately 112,000 to 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans, 62 percent of whom were United States citizens, from the West Coast of the United States during World War II to hastily constructed housing facilities called War Relocation Camps in remote portions of the nation's interior.
Japanese Americans in Hawaii were not subject to the strict internment policy, despite the fact that they were closer to essential military facilities than most of the Japanese Americans in the western states.
Beginning around the 1960s, a younger generation of Japanese Americans who felt energized by the Civil Rights movement began what is known as the "Redress Movement", an effort to obtain an official apology and reparations from the federal government for interning their parents and grandparents during the war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_American_Internment   (5791 words)

 Health and health care of Japanese American
Describe briefly the history of Japanese immigration to the U.S. Identify and explain three areas of health care assessment and treatment that may be affected by the level of acculturation of the older Japanese American patient.
Japanese Americans have a rate of stomach cancer that is twice as high as most other populations in the U.S., which is thought to be related to eating nitrite-rich salty foods (e.g.
For those Japanese Americans with hypertension or at risk for hypertension, it may be worth noting that educational counseling on a low salt diet may need to be elaborated upon as the traditional diet is high in salt.
www.stanford.edu /group/ethnoger/japanese.html   (4399 words)

 Japanese-American Internment - Liberty - Themepark
This action was fueled by fear that Americans of Japanese ancestry might commit acts of treason against the United States.
So Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes, sell much of their property at enormous losses, and move into detention/internment camps as a result of Executive Order 9066, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.
Japanese Americans in Hawaii did not suffer this same fate because they made up such a large proportion of the population of the territory of Hawaii.
www.uen.org /themepark/liberty/japanese.shtml   (1219 words)

 Japanese American Resource Library
Japanese Americans were said to be signaling with lights and by radio to Japanese submarines lying off the West Coast.
Japanese Americans were free to return to their homes on the West Coast effective January 1945.
The return of Japanese Americans to their homes in California, Oregon and Washington was marked by vigilante violence and the agitation of pressure groups to keep them out permanently.
asianamerican.uconn.edu /jarl.htm   (1070 words)

 Internment of Japanese Americans in Concentration Camps
Hirbayashi, an American citizen of Japanese ancestry, was convicted in the district court of knowingly disregarding restrictions made applicable by a military commander to persons in a military area prescribed by him as such, all as authorized by an Executive Order of the President.
There is support for the view that social, economic and political conditions which have prevailed since the close of the last century, when the Japanese began to come to this country in substantial numbers, have intensified their solidarity and have in large measure prevented their assimilation as an integral part of the white population.
American citizen of Japanese ancestry petitioned for writ of coram nobis to vacate his 1942 conviction for being in a place from which all persons of Japanese ancestry were excluded pursuant to a civilian exclusion order.
academic.udayton.edu /race/02rights/intern01.htm   (3646 words)

 A Short Chronology of Japanese American History
For the rest of the spring, through the summer and into the fall, Japanese Americans up and down the West Coast were removed neighborhood by neighborhood through these "exclusion orders." Most Japanese Americans were taken to a local "assembly center," or temporary detention camp, upon arrival.
Through the rest of the summer, Japanese Americans were transferred from the "assembly centers" to Manzanar and Tule Lake, California; Amache, Colorado; Minidoka, Idaho; Topaz, Utah; Heart Mountain, Wyoming; Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas; and Gila River and Poston, Arizona.
The emotional testimony by Japanese American witnesses about their wartime experiences would prove cathartic for the community and might be consided a turning point in the redress movement.
www.janet.org /janet_history/niiya_chron.html   (2183 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Japanese American
Japanese Americans, or Nikkei (日系), are a group of people who trace their ancestry to Japan or Okinawa and are residents and/or citizens of the United States.
Japanese Americans have historically been among the three largest Asian American communities, but in recent decades have become the sixth largest (at 0.8 million).
Japanese Americans made strides in the arts, sciences and sports with Minoru Yamasaki, architect of the World Trade Center.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Japanese_American   (1889 words)

 Japanese-American Internment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Japanese American internment raised questions about the rights of American citizens as embodied in the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Pretend that you are a Japanese American housed in one of the interment camps during WWII.
The evacuation of the Japanese Canadians, or Nikkei, from the Pacific Coast in the early months of 1942 was the greatest mass movement in the history of Canada.
www.42explore2.com /japanese.htm   (1346 words)

 The North American Post - Japanese American Community Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since 1996 the Seattle-based group has recorded video interviews with Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II and with other witnesses to the events of the time.
Japanese American farmers produce $67 million dollars worth of crops, more than ten percent of California's total crop value.
The War Department announces the formation of a segregated unit of Japanese American soldiers, and calls for volunteers in Hawaii (where Japanese Americans were not incarcerated) and from among the men incarcerated in the camps.
www.napost.com /jahistory.html   (1797 words)

 Japanese American National Museum: Hirasaki National Resource Center
The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to make known the Japanese American experience as an integral part of our nation's heritage in order to improve understanding and appreciation for America's ethnic and cultural diversity.
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980 in San Francisco, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans.
The Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project is a multifaceted project to create a permanent Web site which provides enhanced access to the UW Libraries holdings on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
www.janm.org /nrc/bkmarks.php   (1366 words)

 The Japanese American Network
The Japanese American Network (JA*Net) is a partnership of Japanese American organizations based in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
These declarations and directives for the Japanese American community arose from the "Ties That Bind" Conference in April 1998.
A bibliography of Japanese American Health Care/Social Services is included in the JA*Net Social Services area.
www.janet.org   (440 words)

 Japanese American Internment Experience On-Line Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During World War II, approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans were evacuated from their homes and businesses to internment camps scattered throughout the interior of the United States.
The barracks where the Japanese Americans would have to live were hastily built without consideration for the brutal climate or the need for privacy.
This exhibit, on permanent display at the Japanese American Resource Center in San Jose, California's Japantown, depicts the internment camp life of the many local Santa Clara Valley Japanese Americans who were interned.
www.scu.edu /SCU/Programs/Diversity/exhibit1.html   (235 words)

 PBS | The Fillmore: Japanese American Internment Lesson Plan
Students will evaluate and explain the decision to intern Japanese Americans during the war; discuss the constitutional issues involved; and investigate the human impact of internment.
Find a map of internment camps in the US and identify the number of Japanese Americans imprisoned.Students could create a map of internment camps locations.
In groups of 3, role play 3 generations of a Japanese American family: (1) a grandparent who lived in an internment camp as a young adult, (2) a parent who lived there as a child, and (3) a grandchild who was born after 1970.
www.pbs.org /kqed/fillmore/classroom/internment.html   (1088 words)

 Japanese-American Internment in WWII Photographs Exhibit, Univ. Utah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States was gripped by war hysteria.
This was especially strong along the Pacific coast of the U.S., where residents feared more Japanese attacks on their cities, homes, and businesses.
Leaders in California, Oregon, and Washington, demanded that the residents of Japanese ancestry be removed from their homes along the coast and relocated in isolated inland areas.
www.lib.utah.edu /spc/photo/9066/9066.htm   (261 words)

 Muller, Free to Die for their Country, excerpt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The federal courts that would hear the prosecutions of the Japanese American draft resisters were in flux, moving from earlier, more timid times on matters of civil rights to the bolder ones that lay ahead.
So powerful was the condemnation within the Japanese American community for years after the war that many of the resisters did not share their story of oppression even with their own children.
Links to statutes, the legal cases, and scholarly articles are included on the website Internment of Japanese Americans maintained by Vernellia R. Randall, Professor of Law at the University of Dayton School of Law.
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/548228.html   (2701 words)

 Japanese American Wedding Traditions
Japanese American Sansei and Yonsei have not only embraced these American traditions, but have also adopted several Japan-influenced customs into their own wedding celebrations.
1,001 cranes - the crane is a symbol of longevity and prosperity in Japanese culture.
For the bride and her family, it is a long-standing custom to fold 1,001 (gold) origami cranes to bring good luck, good fortune, longevity, fidelity, and peace to the marriage.
www.janmstore.com /weddings.html   (475 words)

 Being Japanese American by Gil Asakawa
From immigration to discrimination and internment, and then to reparations and a high rate of intermarriage, Americans of Japanese descent share a long and sometimes painful history, and some now fear their unique culture is being lost.
Being Japanese American looks at where JAs came from, their cultural and spiritual roots, how they’ve adapted their customs to their new home, and the importance of food and language in their identity.
Also included are interviews with JAs and a look at how it’s hip to be Japanese, from manga to martial arts, plus a section on Japantown communities and tips for JAs scrapbooking their families and traveling to Japan to rediscover their roots.
stonebridge.com /ASAKAWA/asakawa.html   (413 words)

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Examine the achievements of Japanese Americans in the history of the United States.
Analyze and decide whether the internment of Japanese Americans was an act of national security and/or institutional racism.
Rated R. A union organizer finds himself separated from his Japanese wife and children after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; they are sent to an internment camp and he is drafted to fight in the war.
www.smith.edu /fcceas/curriculum/echev.htm   (2125 words)

 National Japanese American Historical Society *
NJAHS' partners for the Essay Contest are the San Francisco Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the San Francisco Nikkei Lions Club.
In our upcoming exhibit statement, we explain that "on" is a Japanese cultural expression meaning "obligation, a profound responsibility that transcends generations, to honor those who left a heritage of hard work, determination and big dreams."
Please join us for this exciting event that will feature dinner, an awards ceremony for this year's honorees and a program that will focus on lessons learned from the 100 years of the Japantown experience and values that have maintained the community through the many challenges it has had to face.
www.nikkeiheritage.org   (424 words)

 TASSI: Citizenship Denied: An Integrated Unit on the Japanese American Internment
In 1942, 110,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast of the United States were relocated to ten internment camps.
During WWII, this led to the discrimination and internment of approximately 110.000 Japanese Americans.
Many Japanese Americans had to abandon their homes, jobs and friends abruptly as a result of being relocated.
www.csupomona.edu /~tassi/intern.htm   (4219 words)

 The Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego
Hosted testimonial dinner for Dr. Francis I. Tanaka, who was honored for his many years of dedication to the health care of the Japanese American community of San Diego; over 500 people attended.
Set up a major exhibit on the history of Japanese Americans in San Diego, "Hyakunen no Michi: The Hundred Year Road," at the Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park.
JAHSSD exhibit focusing on Japanese Americans in the South Bay opens at Chula Vista Heritage Museum in January with reception.
www.jahssd.org /cgi-bin/page2.cgi?our10years   (1502 words)

 LONG HELD PERCEPTIONS:JAPANESE AND AMERICAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The stereotyping and discriminatory actions of Americans toward Asians are not topics contained in most texts, nor do these texts devote much space to the actions of the United States in limiting or restricting immigration to the United States by Asians.
The student will recognize the different perceptions that were held by the Americans and by Japanese in the World War II period.
Some questions to be included in the interview would cover their perceptions of Japan and the Japanese, as well as what knowledge they had, if any, about the internment of the Japanese-Americans.
www.smith.edu /fcceas/curriculum/ahart.htm   (1315 words)

 Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, digital archive of video oral histories of Japanese-Americans ...
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, digital archive of video oral histories of Japanese-Americans incarcerated or interned during World War II Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt cited military necessity as the basis for incarcerating 120,000 Japanese Americans--adults and children, immigrants and citizens alike.
Densho is a Japanese term meaning "to pass on to the next generation," or to leave a legacy.
www.densho.org   (309 words)

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