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 Japanese American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
Japanese Americans are a group of people who trace their ancestry to Japan or Okinawa and are residents and/or citizens of the United States. /wiki/Japanese_American   (2125 words)

 Japanese American Elder Cohorts
As a result, Japanese Americans are considered the most acculturated and assimilated Asian subgroup and they have been characterized as a "model minority." But in spite of their overall success and achievements, many factors may hinder successful aging for today's diverse older Japanese American population: (Yeo, et al, 1999, pg.
Because of this influx, the Japanese became the dominant population on the islands.
It is thought that thousands of young Japanese male laborers came from Hawaii and Japan in 1885 to work on railroads, to pick fruit and vegetables for canneries, or to work in industries such as logging, mining, and meatpacking. /diversity/cohort/japanese_am_cohort.htm   (1509 words)

 Sansei Japanese American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Older Sansei who were living in the western United States during WWII were forcibly interned with their parents and grandparents (Issei Japanese Americans) after the issuance of Executive Order 9066.
The Sansei played a leading activist role in a redress movement, which culminated in a bill signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 which provided an official apology and $20,000 restitution for each of the 60,000 survivors (about half of the total internees).
Most Sansei were born during the Baby Boom after the end of World War II. /wiki/Sansei   (142 words)

 Japanese-American Internment - Liberty - Themepark
Sansei were the third generation of Japanese Americans--children of the Nisei.
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.
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. /themepark/liberty/japanese.shtml   (1219 words)

 H-Net Review: Jonathan Dresner on Nisei/Sansei: Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics
Japanese American acquiescence in wartime internment and the emphasis on educational and economic success has created an impression of political apathy that is, in the opinion of Takahashi, undeserved.
Japanese began migrating to Hawai'i in the 1880s, and when Hawai'i became a territory of the United States at the turn of the century, Japanese began emigrating to North America by the tens of thousands.
The biographical discussion of Sansei is limited to two individuals, who are both Nisei and Sansei by birth; more troubling is the fact that both are progressive activists, so the political and racial thought of the larger community is not portrayed with the kind of depth, humanity or complexity that characterizes the earlier chapters. /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=28070961002477   (3568 words)

 Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Japanese American Congregationalists
The Pacific and Asian American Ministries of the United Church of Christ (PAAM) was formed in 1974, and in the years since then the three generations of Japanese Americans women and men, youth and adults, clergy and laity have been elected to serve on conference and national committees.
Released and free, many Japanese Americans were determined to compensate for their "guilt" of being Japanese in a society of "Americans." Most left and resettled in the Rocky Mountain, Middle Western, and Eastern states.
Many clergy in the Japanese American community for example, the Rev. Joseph K. Fukushima, Rohwer, Arkansas; the Rev. Seizo Abe, Manzanar, California; and the Rev. Kenji Kikuchi, at Poston, Arizona as well as those who represented the Christian and Buddhist traditions and a host of lay leaders, carried their ministry to the camps. /aboutus/histories/chap11.htm   (5514 words)

 Japanese American Baseball History Project
At its core, Japanese American baseball makes an eloquent statement of pride and possibility and is truly a reflection of the "heart and mind" of a community which has sought to fulfill the promise of America for one hundred years.
The earliest known mainland Japanese American baseball team is the San Francisco Fujii club, a team of Issei players which formed in 1903, the first year of the modern World Series.
When Japanese immigrants made the voyage across the Pacific to America during the last decades of the nineteenth century, they not only brought with them dreams of success, they brought a knowledge and appreciation for baseball back to the land of its origins. /research/bbhist.html   (1536 words)

 Untitled Document
A Japanese American Community Portrait, is a photographic journal chronicling the life of the first Japanese American community in the United States of America, located in San Francisco, California.
In the wake of wartime panic that followed the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans residing along the West Coast of the United States were uprooted from their homes and their communities and banished to internment camps throughout the country.
The place occupied by Japanese Americans within the annals of U.S. history has consisted mainly of a cameo appearance as victims of incarceration after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. /stud_ja.htm   (890 words)

However, the 1960s and early 1970s were witness to the Civil Rights movement, and a number of "Sansei" (third generation Japanese Americans) began a movement for redress in an effort to force the United States government to admit to the injustices it had inflicted upon their parents and grandparents.
Japanese Americans were then designated 1-A and told that they were eligible to volunteer for service in a segregated, all-Japanese unit which would serve in Europe.
All people of Japanese ancestry were given a week to ten days to conclude any business, lock up their homes and report to a designated location on a specified date with no more baggage than they could carry. /HMDP/history.htm   (6451 words) Books: Being Japanese American : A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends
Gil Asakawa is a Sansei (3rd-generation Japanese American) writer and editor who was born in Tokyo and moved to the United States as a child.
Being Japanese American a superb guide to avoiding breaches of tact around Japanese friends, family, or visitors, regardless of one's own ethnic heritage or background, and is also chock-full of helpful ways to embrace, preserve, and treasure one's cultural identity.
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 now fear their unique culture is being lost. /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/188065685X?v=glance   (935 words)

 Japanese-American Internment
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.
Japanese American internment raised questions about the rights of American citizens as embodied in the first ten amendments to the Constitution. /japanese.htm   (1346 words)

 Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp
The issei are the parents of the nisei, the grandparents of the sansei.
The word Nisei was once used to refer to all Japanese Americans, but is not commonly used in that regard today.
As is true for the other generations, the word issei comes from the Japanese character for the generation number, in this case, one. /exhibits/breed/gloss_t.htm   (346 words)

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.
Analyze and decide whether the internment of Japanese Americans was an act of national security and/or institutional racism.
Examine the achievements of Japanese Americans in the history of the United States. /fcceas/curriculum/echev.htm   (2125 words) Books: Japanese American Women: Three Generations, 1890-1990
She writes and lectures and extensively about Japanese Americans and human and civil rights and has appeared numerous times on local PBS Radio to discuss those issues.
Drawing from a number of sources, Nakano recounts how Japanese cultural values shaped the pioneer women's responses to the hardships they faced, while their American-born daughters grappled with balancing traditional values with American norms.
Nakano's work is the first historical survey of Japanese American women to appear in the United States. /exec/obidos/ASIN/0942610059   (296 words)

 Preliminary Guide to Resources on Asian American Artists
Born in Seattle, Washington, a third generation Japanese American (Sansei), Shimomura received a B.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Washington, 1961, and M.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University, 1969.
Japanese American sculptor George Tsutakawa discusses his training, WWII Japanese internment camps, views on art, and commissions in Seattle and Japan.
Namkung discusses his family background and the effect of living under Japanese occupation in Korea; U.S. immigration in the late 1940's; studies in music; his determination to become a photographer, early color photography, his philosophy as a photographer; and the Asian American community in Seattle. /guides/asianam/entresmz.htm   (3477 words)

 Ore no Buloggu: Random Thoughts on being a Japanese-American
I'm lucky to be Japanese, and have parents who sent me to Japan annually to live with relatives, so the connection was always there.
I lost the Japanese side of me for 10 years, and then it reentered my life when I got a job as a waiter in Waikiki.
He's sansei, and like most sanseis he's more American. /archives/000387.html   (645 words)

Topics covered in Sansei interviews included birth order, age, marital status, children, social relationships, occupation, industry, income, education, Japanese value systems, marital choices, influence of parents and grandparents, discrimination, religion, political attitudes, and migration.
The study examines the experience of the first immigrants to the United States (Issei), and their children (Nisei) and grandchildren (Sansei).
Nisei and Sansei respondents were obtained by requesting the names and addresses of children and grandchildren from the parents. /isd/doc/statistics/databases/icpsr/sdes.files/cb8450   (292 words)

 SFSU Bulletin - AA S 649
An interdisciplinary examination of the interpersonal interactions among Japanese American sansei men and women.
Explores the internal and external factors which impact upon and affect or impede sansei male/female relations. /~bulletin/courses/00072.htm   (30 words)

 Untitled Document
Margaret Masunaga is a third generation ("sansei") Japanese-American attorney practicing in on the Big Island of Hawaii in the Kona Branch of the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the County of Hawaii.
Masunaga is active with the American Bar Association, presently as a Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates, and formerly serving as Hawaii State Bar Association representative to the House of Delegates.
Margaret Masunaga is the Co-President of the West Hawaii Bar Association, and served on the Board of Examiners and the Judicial Performance Committee of the Hawaii Supreme Court. /hscsw/mmasunaga.html   (427 words)

 Japanese American National Museum: Events & Exhibits
Sansei Amy Uyematsu's third collection of poetry, Stone Bow Prayer, profiles a woman whose life engages politics, her ancestry, and spirit.
October is National Arts Month...and, the Japanese American National Museum is pleased to help celebrate the arts in the first-ever "Museums Free-For-All" day on Saturday, October 1, 2005.
Cold Tofu is dedicated to promoting diverse images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy and to developing multiethnic talent through education and performance. /events/digital.htm   (617 words)

 The Drachen Foundation: A Non-Profit Kite Education Resource - Special Events
A third generation Japanese American (Sansei) and native of Sacramento, California, Greg graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design in 1986.
In April of 2002 he was fortunate to discover a Japanese kite building workshop taught by master kite builders, Nobuhiko Yoshizumi and Scott Skinner at the Drachen Foundation in Seattle.
His own family reunion, gave him the reason to make a kite, and was one of the first kites completed. /special_events_kono2005.html   (412 words)

 Powell's Books - No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawai'i During World War II (Asian American History & Culture) by Franklin S. Odo
This is a story of WWII Hawai'i, as seen through the eyes of Japanese Americans who served as the Varsity Victory Volunteers.
Japanese Americans in Hawai'i During World War II Editor:
Using extensive oral histories and archival research, the experiences of the nearly 200 young men on the battlefields across the pacific and in Europe are described along with their family backgrounds, and their efforts to help transform the social, economic, and political landscapes in Hawai'i upon their return. /biblio?isbn=1592132073   (286 words)

 Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center :: Japanese American History :: Home
The Legacy Center is a focal point for the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community.
Please join us for the opening of this special exhibit honoring Japanese American veterans and othres who served their country in many ways.
Welcome to the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American history museum and center located in Portland's Old Town, where Japantown once thrived.   (745 words)

 Linda Nishio
I grew up in L.A. in a household where very little Japanese was spoken, except for my grandmother who spoke very little English.
So this is the story: A young artist of Japanese descent from Los Angeles who doesn't talk normal.
During those early years I picked up some Japanese phrases, a few of which I still remember today. /vsar302dc/nishio.html   (116 words)

 Gateways Books and Tapes
Clean, hard lyrics by an elder poet, a Japanese-American ('Sansei") who grew up in Fresno, California, was incarcerated with his family in a detention camp during World War II, who has been writing and publishing for decades, while living and teaching in Oregon.
Inada's poems on jazz and jazz players he has met, and his lyrics on the Oregon landscape, demonstrate an exquisite blending of Japanese eye and ear with American experience and inspiration.
This book not only documents some of the darker pages in American history and the very particular environment of a man of a minority culture; it is also a hip hymn to our multicultural era. /innerjourneys/briefly.htm   (551 words)

 Japanese American Citizens League: West Valley Chapter
The West Valley Chapter of the J.A.C.L. was started in 1970 and is made up of three groups: the main J.A.C.L. group; the Next Generation, a group for sansei and yonsei (third and fourth generation Japanese Americans); and the Senior Club.
The Japanese Citizens League also provides scholarships for outstanding students and artists, as well as legal and litigation assistance for cases involving discrimination.
Created in 1930, the national Japanese American Citizens League presently has 112 chapters including the West Valley Chapter. /SCU/Programs/Diversity/jacl2.html   (191 words)

 The Japanese American Network
In this section, we primarily give attention to the American history that relates to Americans of Japanese ancestry and their contributions to the United States.
There is often some confusion between "Japanese American" and "Japanese".
If you have a question about JA history, you might try posting a message in this forum, and perhaps another user may be able to help you or give you leads for an answer. /janet_history/ja_history.html   (77 words)

 KU Libraries Selected Works of Japanese American Literature
Miyo, a young Japanese American, helps her neighbor find a home in the country for her pet.
Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle's back to a beautiful place under the sea, and then ask questions about the story.
A young girl grows up in a closely-know Japanese American family in California during the 1930's, a time of great prejudice. /~rmelton/literature/asianlit/japanlit.htm   (452 words)

 Japanese American Citizens League - Donated Book List
Content: Emi, a Japanese American in the second grade, is sent with her family to an internment camp during World War II,
Content: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp
Content: A biography of the young Japanese American skater who won the gold medal in women's figure skating at the 1992 /jacl/booklist.htm   (1627 words)

 NAAAP National Archived News
Congressman Matsui, a third generation Japanese American (sansei), was only six months old when he and his family were interned in one of the many U.S. sanctioned relocation camps during WWII in 1942.
The Asian American community has truly lost a friend and an ardent supporter.
Matsui went on to graduate from the University of California at Berkeley and received his law degree from Hastings College of Law. /NAT/arcnews_2.asp?NewsCountID=662   (278 words)

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