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  • n  a person born in the United States of parents who emigrated from Japan

  • Admits Zentaro Kosaka: "From my own experience, nisei lack perseverance and doggedness.
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  • Oakland woman celebrates her 108th birthday
    OAKLAND -- At 108 years old, Chiyoko Otagiri is not only the oldest resident at Piedmont Gardens retirement community in Oakland, she's the oldest Nisei (a second-generation Japanese-American) in the state.
    June 19, 2013 - The Piedmonter

  • Mike Eng in San Gabriel Valley Tribune
    I grew up in Hawaii where a lot of students I went to school with were children of the 442nd (Nisei Regiment), and I always grew up with heroic stories about them,said Eng. "Fights would break out because people would say, `How can you...
  • Sab Shimono in UCLA Asia Institute
    The Nisei linguists who served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II and the postwar period were vitally important to the reconstruction of Japan and the development of a lasting peace and key political and economic alliances. It... Daniel Akaka Hawaii Reporter Oct 22, 2008 67744 90292 nisei I've done a lot of plays that dealt with camp and the 442nd, and we talk about how we lost our rights," says Shimono. "But what struck me about this play is that it talks about the effects it had on the Issei, Nisei, Sansei. People were so...

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