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  • Korean Immigrants
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    "The Korean Experience in America, 1903-1924"The Korean experience in America during the years 1903 to 1924 is very unique. When compared to other East Asian immigrants, Korean immigrants were relatively small. Most of them were students and agricultural laborers who emigrated to Hawaii as plantation laborers. Many of them decided to come to America due to constant invasion by Japan and also to earn lot of money. Those immigrants happen to be an important factor on Korean history. During the yea...
  • Racist Reports About Japanese Americans
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    Japanese immigrants and the following generations had to endure discrimination, racism, and prejudice from white Americans. They were first viewed as economic competition. The Japanese Americans were then forced into internment camps simply because of the whites fear and paranoia. The Japanese first began to immigrate to the United States in 1868. At first they came in small numbers. US Census records show only 55 in 1870 and 2,039 in 1890. (Parrillo, 287) Most settled in the western states. (Kl...
  • New Immigrants On Literacy
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    1. Some of the immigrants who came to the US between the Civil War and WWI include the Irish, Germans, Italians, Polish, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. Groups such as the American Protective Association, the Immigration Restriction League, and the notorious Ku Klux Klan discriminated against these groups. Literacy tests were proposed by the Immigration Restriction League to test new immigrants on literacy of any language. This made it hard for immigrants who were poor and had little educa...
  • Evacuation And Relocation Of Japanese Americans
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    A Loaded Weapon Japanese Relocation Note: these are answers to questions regarding the reading "A Loaded Weapon: Japanese Relocation", but the answers have the questions within them. 1. Japanese and Japanese-Americans in the US did not have a smooth time just up until the time of relocation. Prejudice against Japanese-Americans had been widespread, especially on the West Coast, for one half-century before Pearl Harbor. In addition to the prejudice, Japanese males were prevented from marrying whi...
  • Evacuation And Interment Of Japanese Canadians
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    The following summary of the experiences of the Canadian Nikkei comes from the book, A Dream Of Riches, 1978, The Japanese Canadian Centennial Project, Gilchrist Wright Publishers, Toronto, Canada. Written in English, French and Japanese it provides an insight into the experiences of Japanese immigrants and their children in Canada. Since the book may not be widely available outside of Canada, I have taken the liberty of quoting and paraphrasing liberally to present an overview of the Canadian N...
  • Tomita And Maeda
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    Mitsuyo Maeda In 1904, 'Judo's founder Jig oro Kano sent one of his strongest young judoka, Mitsuyo Maeda (1880-1941) with Jojiro Tomita to the White House to assist in a judo demonstration for President Teddy Roosevelt. After a formal demonstration, an American football player in the audience issued an impromptu challenge. ' The less adept Tomita took to the floor instead of Maeda. 'Tomita failed with a throw and was pinned helplessly beneath the football player's bulk. Maeda, abashed by Tomita...
  • Korean Passport
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    Koreans: When and Why Did They Come? At the end of the 19th century the USA received it's first refugees from Korea, three pro-Japanese activists seeking exile after an unsuccessful attempt to over throw the government. (Moynihan 45) They were followed by 64 students between 1890 and 1905 to purse further education in the USA. Between 1902 and 1905, 7,000 Korean immigrants arrived in Hawaii. (Thernstrom) From 1903 to 1905, 65 ships carrying 7,226 Koreans, set sail from Inchon for Honolulu. (Band...
  • American Citizens Of Japanese
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    The novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson explores life of Japanese- Americans during the first half of the 21st century on the island of San Pierdro, a small island off the shore of Seattle. The novel opens on the trail of Kabuo Miyamoto in 1954 and focuses on his wife Hastue and the local one-armed reporter Ishmael Chambers. Later in the story Hastue and Ishmael, a white man had a secret romance in high school. Yet after the bombing at Pearl Harbor their lives will change forever. Kab...
  • African American Immigrants
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    Coming to the United States, a nation that was supposed to offer better life to newcomers was a major turning point for immigrants. For few it was joyous, others adventurous, and for many it was a heart wrenching experience. The fear of not being accepted as equal human beings in the US was a fear that all immigrants shared, especially the Africans, Latinos, and Japanese immigrants. This fear has been expressed not only by the immigrants themselves, but also by poets throughout history. White se...
  • Japanese Immigration To America
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    A 1949 parade was Los Angeles's first post-World War II event to celebrate Japanese-American culture. It honors the Nisei, second-generation Japanese-Americans, who descended from the Issei, the first generation of Japanese to come to America. Japanese immigration to America began in 1882 with the Meiji Restoration. The Meiji Restoration in Japan marked a time of Westernization and change. For the first time in two centuries, foreigners could enter Japan and Japanese citizens could leave. So, wh...

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