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Japanese Immigration

Japanese immigrants in the United States have historically been among the largest groups of Asian Americans. In recent years, the population of Japanese Americans alone has been shrinking, whereas the population of Japanese Americans in combination with other races has been rising. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2010 that there were 1.3 million Japanese Americans (alone or in combination with other races), and 763,325 of them were Japanese Americans, alone. The largest populations of Japanese Americans (alone or in combination) reside in California and Hawai’i, constituting 71 percent of the total, which is the largest number of Asian Americans in the U.S. west. The 2010 census put the population at 272,528 (in California) and 185,502 (in Hawai’i), followed by New York State at 37,780 ...

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