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  • Naomi And Obasan
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    prejudice can be defined as the judgement inflicted toward an individual or on a group because it or they appear to be different in social status, nationality, and all other which pertain to the individual or group. However, prejudice comes from both within and with out. Such acts appear within the novel, Obasan by Job Kogawa. In Obasan, the main character, Naomi N akane, journeys through a path of old, forgotten memories which she remembers as the times of discrimination which she and her famil...
  • Camp The Japanese
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    Barbara ni naruCivilian Exclusion Order No. 79 Effective Friday 22 May 1942 On this fateful day the evacuation of 100,000 (+) Japanese immigrants and Japanese American citizens during World War II were forced into incarceration (internment compounds). These compounds were placed inland throughout the Western United States. The Japanese peoples of the greater Seattle and Puget Sound areas were forced to leave their homes, schools, temples (and churches), and shut down family businesses in Seattle...
  • Jeanne's Family
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    Farewell To Manzanar In the true story 'Farewell to Manzanar' we learn of a young girl's life as she grows up during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. Along with her family and ten thousand other Japanese we see how, as a child, these conditions forced to shape and mold her life. This book does not directly place blame or hatred onto those persons or conditions which had forced her to endure hardship, but rather shows us through her eyes how these experiences have held value she has be...
  • Extended Family In Premodern Japan
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    The Political, Economical, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Japan Japan has a particularly homogeneous culture. In fact, both racially and culturally, Japan is the most homogeneous of the worlds major nations. This situation has allowed Japan to Westernize its economy and yet maintain a unique sense of identity. It began in 1639, when Japans rulers begin to notice the conversion of thousands of Japanese to Catholicism by Portuguese missionaries and by the potential for dissidents to form military...
  • Japanese Americans In 1945 Many American Officials
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    The American Shame The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is a shameful era in the history of the United States. They were banished to detention centers not for their protection, but due to prejudices. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thousands of American citizens were sent away for the sole reason of their Japanese inheritance. Although some people protested this, it still occurred on the basis of wild speculation amongst high-ranking officials. The government called the Ja...
  • Murder Trail Of Kabuo
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    In a community of "five thousand damp souls" (Guterson 5) as described by David Guterson in his novel, Snow Falling on Cedars. A community that concentrated a variety of ethnicity, among them was both Whites and Japanese. As a result of the racial differences, racism has came into existences and have impacted the life of both children and adult in that isolated island called San Pedro. It is responsible for the internment of Kabuo, Hatsue, and their families, the breakup of Hatsue and Ishmael, K...
  • Internment Camp For Japanese People
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    In the novel Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne tells the whole story through her own eyes as she saw it. She is a Japanese American who was born in the states and happens to be the main character and author of this novel. Her father, Ko, had fled from Japan to restore his families lost honor by making a fortune in America. This plan however, did not work out. Instead Ko worked a number of jobs in the states including farming, translating Japanese into English for the Government and doing around handy...
  • Younger Members Of An Australian Family
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    At first sight, Japanese families may look little different from that of a contemporary Australian family, in that, the majority of families live in cities, the house contains, generally, only members of the nuclear group, parents and child, who use it for sleeping, eating and bathing. However, closer inspections show the differences in values and social norms. To understand where these values come, the ideas of the traditional Japanese family must be briefly explained. In a traditional japanese...

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