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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

  • For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more
    The ladies gathered in Rose Honda's West Los Angeles home, faded mementos of their lives laid out on the teak dining table. Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'
  • Veteran craftsman woodcuts exhibition now in progress
    A 93-year-old American-born Okinawan, an Okinawa Nisei, is center stage at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum with his hand-carved woodblocks. Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'

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