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Leave Your Zoot Suits Behind

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the ways in which Nisei zoot-suiters became a lightning rod for the prescriptions of resettlement's stakeholders, and how this illuminates critical features of wartime culture ... More


How American Are We?

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how the experience of World War II was very different for Japanese and Chinese Americans. Configured as enemy aliens, Nikkei endured mass removal, internment, the effective ... More


Success Story, Japanese American Style

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how, in seeking to produce new envisagements about Japanese Americans, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) spoke to mid-twentieth-century liberals' confidence in the ... More


The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration

Karen M. Inouye

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804795746
eISBN:
9781503600560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795746.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book maps the terrain of memory in the wake of large-scale injustice, using five case studies of how the unjust wartime imprisonment of Nikkei in North America has reverberated in both Canada ... More


Growing Up Bicultural in the United States: The Case of Japanese-Americans

James Fuji Collins

in Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732074
eISBN:
9780199933457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Theories of identity fail to recognize the flexibility of identity within its social context, a conceptualization that is particularly relevant for Japanese-Americans. This chapter is about ... More


Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Samuel O. Regalado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Nikkei Baseball examines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late 1800s, ... More


Introduction

Mieko Nishida

in Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867935
eISBN:
9780824876951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867935.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In her Gaijin (1980), Tizuka Yamasaki (b. 1949) narrates a story of a young woman who marries her older brother’s best friend for the sake of their immigration to Brazil in 1908, and eventually ... More


Sanseis, Yonseis, and Their Racial Identity

Mieko Nishida

in Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867935
eISBN:
9780824876951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867935.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The upper-middle-class Sasei and Yonseis [fourth-generation Japanese Brazilians] were born during the 1970s and 1980s and grew up in the city among “Brazilians.” In their childhood they all shared ... More


Autopsy of Major Crashes: Universal Exponents and Log-Periodicity

Didier Sornette

in Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175959
eISBN:
9781400885091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175959.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the universal nature of the critical log-periodic precursory signature of stock market crashes. It considers the crash of October 1987 and of October 1929; the Hong Kong crashes ... More


The Making of a Japanese American Race, and Why Are There No “Immigrants” in Postwar Nikkei History and Community?: The Problems of Generation, Region, and Citizenship in Japanese America

Eiichiro Azuma

in Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies: Conversations on Race and Racializations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824847586
eISBN:
9780824873066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847586.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This study examines how orthodox narratives of Japanese American experience in popular and academic discourse have contributed to the skewed way in which the membership of Japanese America has been ... More


Japanese Reinvention of Self through Hawai‘i’s Japanese Americans

Yujin Yaguchi

in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824855765
eISBN:
9780824875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter investigates the relationship between Asian American and modern Japanese history by analyzing the image of Japanese Americans in postwar Japan. Based on a book of photographs featuring ... More


Gaze Upon Sakura: Imaging Japanese Americans on Japanese TV

Christine R. Yano

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the representation of Asian American females in Asian media (particularly in contrast to American portrayals), and the processes and images of their representation. It addresses ... More


The Development of Shin Buddhist Ministries in North America

Michihiro Ama

in Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the development of Shin ministries in Hawaii and on the mainland. In Nikkei communities, ministers’ roles and responsibilities increased when immigrants saw Buddhism as one of ... More


Gendering Transnationality: Marriage, Family, and Dekasgi

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to gender and family relationships among Okinawan-Bolivians, which often underwent drastic transformations during their migrations between Colonia Okinawa and urban Japan. In ... More


Baseball in Nikkei America

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explains the significance of baseball among the Nikkei, or the Japanese diaspora, in the United States. Throughout the history of their people in the United States, the national pastime ... More


Barbed Wire Baseball

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter describes the uncertain fate of the Nikkei baseball community at the onset of World War II. During this time the Nikkei community was the portrait of a dual existence: an isolated ... More


Catching Up

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the scope of Nikkei baseball in the aftermath of the Second World War. Re-entry into mainstream society proved challenging for much of the Nikkei community, particularly as ... More


To Manzanar

Eileen H. Tamura

in In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037788
eISBN:
9780252095061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037788.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the forced removal and incarceration of the Nikkei. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. With a stroke of his pen, and without ... More


Resistance in Manzanar

Eileen H. Tamura

in In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037788
eISBN:
9780252095061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037788.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Kurihara's incarceration. Kurihara was among the Nikkei assigned to Manzanar, one of ten concentration camps for Nikkei, citizens and alien residents alike. Located at the base ... More


Stepping Back

Eileen H. Tamura

in In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037788
eISBN:
9780252095061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037788.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the men with whom Kurihara clashed at Manzanar. These include Tokie Nishimura Slocum, Togo Tanaka, and Karl Yoneda. Like Kurihara, Slocum was a veteran of World War I and a ... More


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