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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

  • Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls
    As pompadoured teenagers, the members of the Japanese-American social club Just Us Girls seized on all the nightlife 1940's Los Angeles had to offer. They rode the streetcar to the Million Dollar Theater to see big bands. They danced into the night to Louis Armstrong. Read more on this news related to 'Nisei'

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