Nisei

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Nisei Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Nisei Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Nisei (一世?, literally, "second generation") is a Japanese language term used in countries in North America, South America and Australia to name the children born to Japanese people who immigrated. The emigrants or immigrants who were born in Japan are called Issei; and their children born in the new country are called Nisei (second generation). The grandchildren of Issei are called Sansei (third generation).

The character and uniqueness of the Nisei is recognized in its social history.



Nisei Sample Sentences in News


  • Nisei Veterans Memorial Center confers emeritus designations
    The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center board of directors has announced the honoring of Hiroshi Arisumi as president emeritus and Leonard Oka as director emeritus in recognition of their many years of service and commitment. Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'
  • Honoring the MIS veterans in World War II
    You've probably heard of Hawaii's highly-decorated 442nd Nisei veterans, but, for many, the lesser known MIS veterans were considered key to defeating the Japanese in World War II. Click here to watch Lara Yamada's report. "The Japanese had gathered all of the residents, put them in the school building and set fire to it. That's how horrible i Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'
  • Nisei vet to receive hall of fame honor
    The late Dick Shigemi Hamada, a Japanese-American picked for World War II duty in what would become the Central Intelligence Agency, will be inducted into the Army's Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., in June. Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'

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