Japanese Americans are a racial, ethnic, and cultural group making up part of the landscape of U.S. citizenry. While distinguished by their perceived cultural and geographical tie to Japan, Japanese Americans are also identified as part of a broader Asian American community. Historically, Japanese American difference from, and sameness to, other Asian American ethnic communities (like Chinese Americans) has fluctuated depending on the political climate. U.S. law and policy as well as social attitudes have shaped Japanese Americans into a distinct and marginalized ...

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