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
The outfielder was known as the "Nisei Jackie Robinson" for breaking into Japanese baseball and building ties between the countries in a highly sensitive period after World War II.
Once investigated, the Nisei should be allowed to take jobs in defense plants.
Japanese Americans, commonly known as Nisei, were identified as qualifying for honorary degrees.
Leah Nash for The Wall Street Journal Swing dancing at Minidoka and nine other camps gave "Nisei," or children born in the U.S. to Japanese immigrants, a way to assert their American-ness.
Their plan called for a number of things: FDR was urged to go on record as believing in the loyalty of American citizens of Japanese ancestry (the "Nisei").
A documentary was shown, detailing the history and impact of the 442nd and its 100th "Nisei" Battalion.
The unattached 442nd, which incorporated the famed but depleted 100th "Nisei" Battalion, had bounced around without a home for a bit before bonding with the 34th Division for good amid the final push of the war.
These included American citizens who had been born in the United States (the "Nisei").
She learned only recently about the importance of Heart Mountain to her parents, who were second-generation Japanese-Americans, or Nisei.
I was interviewed for an obituary in the LA Times when Bill died, and the reporter couldn't understand how important Nisei was to a JA kid in northern Virginia in the early '70s, where my family lived when I first read Bill's landmark book.
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