from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person born to parents who emigrated from Japan.
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- n. a person born outside of Japan of parents who were born in Japan
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- n. a person born in the United States of parents who emigrated from Japan
Japanese : ni, second (from Middle Chinese nyih, ri) + sei, generation; see issei.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese second generation (Wiktionary)