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  • n. A US-born grandchild of a Japanese immigrant to America.


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  • Now why would they want to talk to Mr. Wohler, a seemingly respected sansei?

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2009

  • I would be a sansei, which means third generation.

    Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

  • Her name was Mika Kasunari and she was sansei, third-generation American of Japanese descent.

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  • But this third-generation Japanese-American, or sansei, takes part in its production out of respect for tradition and to help mark Oshogatsu, what the - News

  • The play by Scot Izuka explores the mix and clash of cultures through Jerome, a sansei from Hawaii; Yan, a Taiwanese; Cathy, from the Midwest; and Rei, a Japanese national.

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  • My grandchildren will be American sansei in Japan, unless one of my children or their children has children with someone of yet another nationality and so carries on that grand wandering that is native to the human family.

  • Since I am of Japanese ancestry (yonsei … actually between sansei and yonsei), I have always had an interest in the culture.

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  • Siomio uji Sanron skibby ukiyo-e sansei skimmia ume Sapporo, adj. soba urushi sasanqua (or sodoku urushic acid Sasankwa) Soka Gakkai urushiol Sasebo, adj. soy urushiye sashimi soya wacadash satori soya bean waka satsuma soyate Wakayama, adj. satsuma ware soybean wakizashi sawara cypress soybean cyst warabi sayonara nematode wasabi sayonara, interj. soybean lecithin yagi sen soybean milk yakitori sendai, adj. soybean oil yakuza Sendai virus soybean oil meal Yamaguchigumi sentoku soy flour yamamai seppa soy frame Yamato-e seppa dai soymilk yamoto seppuku sugi Yawata, adj. sesshin suiseki yayoi, adj.

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