Essays Tagged: "Japanese American"

"A Farewell to Manazanar", written by Jeanne Wakatsuki and James Houston

Houston begins in a pre-war United States when racial tension between Caucasian Americans and there Japanese counter parts was at a relative low. The story itself is about Jeanne Wakatsuki and her fam ... ps they had to contend with during and after the Second World War. Her parents are first generation Japanese immigrants who have emigrated from Hiroshima, Japan to the United States. The children them ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Racism Post 911. After that though, the incarceration of the immigrant Japanese as well as the Japanese-American population is brought to light. They were incarcerated bec ... no threat at all. After all, there has never been any substantiated proof, to back up a theory that Japanese American spies had any hand in assisting Japanese pilots with the attack. Why is it then th ...

(12 pages) 233 0 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

An essay on the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

The 442nd Regimental Combat TeamImagine this: You are a Japanese American living in the United States. On the day of December 7, 1941, your fellow Japanese ... rbor on Oahu, leaving the Harbor in a total mess along with many deaths and injuries. You, having a Japanese Ancestry, are now the center of controversy - the Americans have lost trust in you and now ... very good thought right? However, a team known as the "442nd Regimental Combat Team," consisting of Japanese Americans, is formed. Despite all of the harsh doings and controversy towards them, they st ...

(6 pages) 41 2 1.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"How Steve Kluger's book "Last Days of Summer" fits into American History, and the events and obstacles the main characters face throughout the novel.

as very similar as to what was going on in Germany with Hitler.Joey's friend Craig Nakamura, who is Japanese, also felt discrimination during the war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Govern ... nation during the war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government was concerned that any Japanese American could be a spy, especially those living on the West Coast. Craig had just recently ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Diversity of the american West. Immigration

diversity. For Asian Americans, this meant Executive Order 9066, which ordered the reallocation of Japanese Americans along the West coast to concentration camps in 1942. This two year policy lost Ja ... ions in the West through the mid 20th century. The War may have semi-legitimized Anglo suspicion of Japanese Americans. But, "no Japanese American was ever charged with wartime espionage." (Deverell 1 ...

(7 pages) 165 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Japanese internment was wrong(in letter form)

Dear Fellow Americans:I am a member of the Young Diplomats club and we read a book on Japanese internment called Farewell to Manzanar. My purpose for writing this letter is because I am ... reasons why the government did this and why it was wrong.Internment was wrong because this hurt the Japanese business. By being put in internment camps, the Japanese who had shops had to close them do ... camps, the Japanese who had shops had to close them down. Also because of all the prejudice against Japanese, less people bought things from stores owned by Japanese. (Document #6)Another reason why t ...

(1 pages) 42 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

World War 2 opinion paper saying that world war two was not the so called nick name "the good war"

f innocent civilians, it lead us into another war with Russia, and, not the fault of the atom bomb, Japanese American?s lives were taken away through internment .The decision to use the A Bomb was mad ... e who had to make the decision. After the battles on Iwo Jima and other islands, it seemed that the Japanese would fight, in a lost cause, to the very last man; therefore, the Atom Bomb was dropped, k ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Snow Falling On Cedars "More than just a murder trial" 1922 words

ocal fisherman named Carl Heine and the accusation and subsequent murder trial of Kabuo Miyamoto, a Japanese-American who is also a fisherman and, like Carl, a war veteran. This forms the platform for ... The story is set in post world war two environment in which there is fear and prejudice towards the Japanese-American part of the community from the white American population. This racial tension is l ...

(8 pages) 36 1 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Language Culture and the Brain: Ties Between Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology As Seen in Japanese, English (British and American), and Arabic

how the brain processes them are worth examining. Specific examples of these correlations include, Japanese, American, British, and Arab cultures and their respective languages.Within cultures there ... n processes different types of languages differently. For example, does the human brain process the Japanese written monogram differently than it processes the English sentance? Idai Uchida and his as ...

(16 pages) 123 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Primary source documents and analyses/responses for each on Japanese-American internment during WWII.

atsuki Houston."Farewell to Manzanar" is the memoirs of Jeanne Watkatsuki Houston, a 2nd generation Japanese-American who was seven years old when she, along with her nine brothers and sisters and her ... he is mistreated and under suspicion from the government. Similarly, Jeanne feels a loyalty to her Japanese heritage but longs for the "cookie cutter" American life that she is unable to achieve.Poss ...

(9 pages) 31 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Discrimination continued during World War II despite the patriotism of all groups of Americans." Assess the statement.

rimination can be noted within the history of the Mexican-Americans, the African-Americans, and the Japanese-Americans.Despite patriotic efforts during the war, Mexican-Americans were victims of discr ... espite their patriotic efforts, they were strongly discriminated against, making the statement true.Japanese-Americans were largely discriminated against during World War II, despite the attitude of p ...

(4 pages) 55 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America" by Ronald Takaki

s about how they struggled during World War II, and how they contributed in winning this war. Jews, Japanese, Chinese, Mexicans, and African Americans were mainly discussed about how they were treated ... lliantly showed examples of racism through Hitler and Jews, and he ties in together the racism with Japanese Americans, and how America put them in concentrations camps. Japanese American soldiers con ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.2 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Japanese Internment (executive order 9066)

The signing of Executive Order 9066 and the internment of Japanese Americans has been a focus of debate for many years. In the cases that have been brought up ... t they were doing was justified and that it was a "military necessity." The government believed the Japanese Americans to be a threat to society and that their internment was necessary to protect the ... States. However, the signing of Executive Order 9066 was a grave mistake because it undermined the Japanese American populous.The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, led many people ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"A Boy No More" by Harry Mazer

eading the historical fiction book "A Boy No More" to an extent. This book was about the life for a Japanese American in America in World War II. The life of a 'Jap' in America was not very pleasant. ... War II. The life of a 'Jap' in America was not very pleasant. Americans were prejudice against the Japanese. They thought all Japanese Americans were spies and criminals that were spying for the Japa ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Farewell To Manzanar

f how the people who establish the camp at Manzanar immediately show their lack of understanding of Japanese-Americans and their culture. Examples of how the people show their lack of understan ... ned apricots over a bowl of rice as a sort of dessert. Well this did not go over very well with the Japanese because they never eat anything sweet with their rice; they will only eat a salty food with ...

(8 pages) 1892 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


past actions greatly influence Ishmael's way of thinking and reacting. Arthur's feelings toward the Japanese-American citizens of San Piedro Island are known throughout the community. The Japanese res ... are known throughout the community. The Japanese respect Arthur because of his fairness towards the Japanese and his impartiality towards the white members of the community: "I wish to say,' said Masa ...

(5 pages) 748 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Asian American Loyalty Throughout War

hile facing various forms of persecution. Two groups that have been victims of this persecution are Japanese Americans during World War II and Chinese Americans during the Korean War and into the Cold ... which created turmoil within their respective communities. Although under different circumstances, Japanese and Chinese Americans experienced similar "forced opportunities" to demonstrate their loyal ...

(6 pages) 26 0 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


s point in time in history. The Americans, in this story, are a lot like the Nazis by persecute the Japanese Americans, just as the Nazis did to the Jews. "Tanforan: A Horse Stall for Four" by ------- ... ple's rights as human beings can be violated, how the government affects on our rights, and how the Japanese American's rights were really violated.Today people's rights as human being are still being ...

(2 pages) 1355 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Snow Falling on Cedars This story begins with Kabuo Miyamoto

Snow Falling on Cedars This story begins with Kabuo Miyamoto who is a Japanese American that fought in WWII, who is going on trial for Carl Heine, a local well liked fish ... d at one forty-seven. He also concluded with his investigations that the wound looked much like the Japanese art of kendo.Hatsue's parents sent her to Mrs. Shiemura when she was fourteen to be trained ... inside her race, and that if she went outside she would not have appreciated it.During the war, the Japanese were sent to interment camps. Hatsue got married with Kabou at the Manazar internment camp. ...

(7 pages) 2788 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

America: The Perfect Country The Japanese Internment Camps

SeiberlichMarch 11, 2010Mr. Stephens Period DHistory Research PaperAmerica: The Perfect CountryThe Japanese Internment during World War II was a very unfair movement by the United States government a ... during World War II was a very unfair movement by the United States government and army. It placed Japanese-Americans in internment camps on the west coast. Kidnapping was taking place all over the c ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I