All workers had debt to pay back but they did not have enough income to cover it. Therefore, the Meiji government formulated an agreement with Hawaii that made it easier for agricultural workers to leave Japan to work in the plantations (Thorndike). The agreement between them partially has an evidence of their relationship. Japanese immigrants had hope to support their family, so their stance for working was distinguished. Their contracts were normally a yearlong; however, some of them found spouse in Hawaii and decided to settle, some looked forward better job opportunity in the mainland of U.S., and some went back to Japan after their contract. Thorndike explains that “the first-generation Japanese born outside America were known as the Issei. They had few chances for education or good paying jobs at home and hoped to save some of the money they earned working in Hawaii” (Thorndike). The Issei who decided to move to Hawaii, was literally had tough time to settle there, but based on their experience, the second generations, who was born inside of the U.S. from Issei, rooted the land of Hawaii and their half Hawaiian half Japanese culture became part of Hawaiian culture. According to The official census of Hawaii, in 1890, there were 12,610 Japanese citizens, and that number had increased to more than 60,000 by the turn of the century (Thorndike). Finally, Third and fourth generation Japanese Americans were perfectly …show more content…
Census, 800,000 citizens who claimed Japanese ancestry. Majority of Japanese, who came to the U.S. during the late 20th century chose to get education in university or high school for five years, or joined a company or started own business to be a businessmen, who stayed for a shorter time (Thorndike). Comparing to the age of the first immigrants, the number of Japanese immigrants was dramatically small in the early 21st century; however, the positive impact of Japanese culture has become more significant. Now, many Japanese companies such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, and Panasonic are well recognized in the U.S. and they have strong influence to its economy. Moreover, Japanese food is incredibly popular and food industries in the U.S. has evolving because of globalization. The chart below shows the number of immigrants in Hawaii. Since 1890’s, immigrants have explosively increased.
A lot of Japanese immigrants has started to move in during 1890 to 1899. Their work perform was significantly higher the others. Needless to say, it was valuable resource for Hawaiian society, not only plantation, but also in the future.
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