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Japanese Americans

The majority of Japanese Americans are American-born descendants of Japanese immigrants who started migrating to Hawaii around 1870 and later to the continental United States. The Immigration Act of 1924, which essentially ended further Japanese immigration, caused American-born Japanese children born after 1924 to manifest distinct identities: Nisei (second-generation), Sansei (third), Yonsei (fourth), and so on. The Issei (immigrant first-generation), for reasons based in Japanese history, came with a strong middleclass orientation, and a majority established themselves as entrepreneurs: farm owners, business proprietors, and workers.

Japanese Americans have been perceptibly influenced by their Japanese background. The most significant bicultural influences appear in their interpersonal style, the way they relate to other people, so how the two cultures shaped the Japanese American interpersonal style is of interest. ...

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