Nisei

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Nisei (二世, second generation) is a Japanese language term used in countries in North America, South America and Australia to specify the children born to Japanese people in the new country. The Nisei are considered the second generation; and the grandchildren of the Japanese-born immigrants are called Sansei. The Sansei are considered the third generation. (In Japanese counting, "one, two, three" is "ichi, ni, san" -- see Japanese numerals).

Although the earliest organized group of Japanese emigrants settled in Mexico in 1897, the four largest populations of Japanese and descendants of Japanese immigrants live in Brazil, the United States, Canada and Peru.

Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, numbering an estimate of more than 1.5 million (including those of mixed-race or mixed-ethnicity), The Nisei Japanese Brazilians are an important part of the ethnic minority in that South American nation.

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  • Bowling: Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl results
    Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowling Scores Bowlers of the Week: Pam Honda of the Nisei Invitational league shot games of 188-154-469 for a 511 set; 139 pins over her average. Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'
  • Hawaii heroes receive France's highest honor
    In the middle of RIMPAC, the largest international military exercise of the Pacific, Hawaii's Nisei veterans are honored for their valor and sacrifice to America's Allies during World War II. Click here to watch Paul Drewes' report. Aboard the French ship Prairial, members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team gathered to receive a historic medal i Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'
  • Increase in Illegal Pot Grows in Ag Fields
    Valley farm fields are being used to camouflage illegal marijuana grows. These operations are dangerous and are hurting local farmers. Manuel Cunha, with the Nisei Farmers League says more and more illegal marijuana grows are being found on farms in Fresno county. "In the middle of the trees you could have marijuana growing. Or a vegetable field you think it& Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'

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