Japanese Americans: The History and Culture of a People

Japanese Americans: The History and Culture of a People

by Jonathan H. X. Lee (Editor)

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Overview

This book provides a comprehensive story of the complicated and rich story of the Japanese American experience—from immigration, to discrimination, to adaptation, achievement and contributions to the American mosaic.


• Includes more than 200 clearly written, cross-referenced entries that present brief histories on the key people, places, and events associated with Japanese American history

• Highlights the distinctive contributions of Japanese Americans to the fabric and plurality of American life

• Describes the political, social, and religious institutions founded by Japanese Americans and the community-building, activist, and philanthropic roles they have played

• Provides a chronology of events, illustrations, and collection of primary documents

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440841897
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2017
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jonathan H. X. Lee is associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Chronology of Japanese American History xvii

Part I Context of Japanese Emigration: Coming to America

Historical Overview 1

Alien Land Law (1913) 8

Anti-Japanese Movement 10

Draft Resisters 13

Ex Parte Mitsuye Endo (1944) 15

Executive Order 9066 18

442nd Regimental Combat Team/100th Infantry Battalion 20

Gentlemen's Agreement (1907-1908) 22

Harada House 24

Hawaiian Sugar Plantations 27

Hirabayashi v. United States (1943) 29

Immigration Act of 1924 32

Internment, World War II 33

Japanese American Communities 41

Japanese American Exclusion 46

Japanese American History before 1945 51

Japanese American Population Trends 54

Japanese American War Brides 57

Japanese American Women 60

Japanese American Women in the 1930s 63

Japanese Immigration to Hawai'i 67

Japanese Immigration to Latin/South America 70

Japanese Immigration to Peru 75

Kooskia Internment Camp 77

Manzanar Childrens Village (1942-1945) 79

Manzanar Riot (1942) 85

Native Sons of the Golden West 86

No-No Boys 88

Okinawa and Okinawans 89

Pearl Harbor 92

Picture Brides/Shashin Hanayome 95

Post-1965 Japanese immigration 96

World War I 99

World War II 101

Part II Political Activity and Economic Life: Business Endeavors and Involvement in American Politics

Historical Overview 107

Abiko, Kyutaro (1865-1936) 112

Aiso, John Fujio (1909-1987) 113

Aoki, Richard (1938-2009) 115

Aratani, George (1917-2013) 116

Ariyoshi, George (1926-) 118

Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians 119

Fukuhara, Harry Katsuharu (1920-2015) 121

Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiyé (1906-1992) 122

Hirono, Mazie Keiko (1947-) 124

Honda, Mike (1941-) 125

Ichioka, Yuji (1936-2002) 127

Iijima, Kazu Ikeda (1918-2007) 129

Inouye, Daniel Ken (1924-2012) 131

Ito, Lance Alan (1950-) 133

Japan Bashing 135

Japanese American Citizens League 137

Japanese Americans in Farming and Agriculture 140

Japanese Americans in Japan 142

Kochiyama, Yuri (1921-2014) 147

Korematsu, Fred (1919-2005) 148

Little Tokyo 149

Masaoka, Mike Ma saru (1915 -1991) 151

Matsui, Doris O. (1944-) 153

Matsui, Robert T. (1941-2005) 155

Matsunaga, "Spark" Masayuki (1916-1990) 157

Mineta, Norman (1931-) 159

Mink, Patsy Takemoto (1927-2002) 162

National Japanese American Memorial 163

Nichibei Shimbun (Japanese American News) 165

Post-World War II Redress 167

Saiki, Patricia F. (1930-) 169

Seabrook Farms (New Jersey) 171

University Presidents and Chancellors 176

Yamato Colony of California 180

Part III Cultural and Religious Life: People, Institutions, and Organizations

Historical Overview 187

Aikido in America 190

Buddhist Churches of America 191

Chanoyu/Tea Ceremony 197

Cherry Blossom Festival 198

Floral Arrangements/Ikebana 200

Higashi Honganji 202

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i 205

Japanese American Christianity 212

Japanese American Foods and Foodways 216

Japanese American National Museum 219

Japanese American Religions 221

Japanese American Religious Federation 227

Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society 228

Japanese Gardens 232

Jodo Shu (Pure Land Sect) 237

Judo in America 243

Konkokyo/The Konko Faith 245

Mahikari (True Light) 251

Martial Arts 253

Matsuri 255

Nichiren Shoshu 256

Obon (Urabon) 258

Okinawan (Ryukyuan) Spiritual Culture 260

Pilgrimage to Internment Sites 265

Rinzai Zen 266

Selma (California) Japanese Mission Church 270

Shin Buddhist Music 275

Shinto 280

Soka Gakkai 285

Soto Zen 289

Taiko Performance 294

Traditional Medicine and Healing 296

Part IV Literature, the Arts, Popular Culture, and Sports: People, Movements, and Expressions of Identity

Historical Overview 299

Asawa, Ruth (1926-2013) 304

Clay, Bryan Ezra Tsumoru (1980-) 305

DeSoto, Hisaye Yamamoto (1921-2011) 307

Fowler, Rickie Yutaka (1988-) 309

Fuji, Paul Takeshi (1940-) 310

Fujikawa, Tadd (1991-) 311

Fujita, Scott (1979-) 312

Gaines, Corey Yasuto (1965-) 313

Gorman, Miki "Michiko" Suwa (1935-2015) 314

Harada, Tsuneo "Cappy" (1921-2010) 316

Hartmann, Sadakichi (1867-1944) 317

Hayakawa, Sessue "Kintaro" (1886-1973) 319

Hirahara, Naomi (1962-) 320

Hirashima, Hiroto "Hiro" (1910-2007) 322

Hirayama, Satoshi "Fibber" (1930-) 323

Hiroshima 324

Iijima, Chris (1948-2005) 326

Iko, Momoko (1940-) 327

Inada, Lawson Fusao (1938-) 328

Ishigo, Estelle (1899-1990) 330

Japanese American Artists 331

Japanese American Hip-Hop 333

Japanese American Literature 336

Japanese American Olympians 341

Japanese Americans in Baseball 343

Japanese Americans in Figure Skating 349

Japanese Americans in Film 353

Japanese Americans in Sports 358

Japanese Immigrant Press 366

Japanese Transnational Identity 371

Kibei 375

Kogawa, Joy (1935-) 377

Kono, Tamio Tommy (1930-2016) 380

Misaka, Wataru "Wat" (1923-) 380

Mori, Toshio (1910-1980) 382

Mura, David (1952-) 383

Murayama, Milton (1923-2016) 385

Nagano, Kent (1951-) 387

Nakamura, Haruki Robert (1986-) 390

Nakatani, Corey (1970-) 391

Noguchi, Isamu (1904-1988) 392

Okada, John (1923-1971) 393

Otsuka, Julie (1962-) 394

Shm-Issei/Shin-Nisei Identity Shinoda, Michael Kenji "Mike" (1977-) 396

Takei, George Hosato (1937-) 399

Walters, Rex Andrew (1970-) 400

Yamasaki, Lindsey Brooke (1980-) 402

Yonamine, Wallace Kaname "Wally" (1925-2011) 404

Zenimura, Kenichi (1900-1968) 406

Primary Documents 409

Selected Bibliography 433

List of Contributors 441

About the Editor 445

Index 447

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