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  • Dorinne Kondo Crafting Selves Analysis

    titled “On Being A Conceptual Anomaly”. Dorinne Kondo is a Japanese American Professor who research in Tokyo, but due to her place of work not being move-in ready,she was offered to stay with native Japanese family in which developed a struggle of her identity as a Japanese American and her own view of her identity. Ms. Kondo’s research which explores the strict lifestyle within the Japanese community and discrimination against Japanese Americans. This excerpt also…

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  • Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet

    is between Henry and Keiko. Although Keiko is of Japanese descent, Henry…

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  • Snow Falling On Cedars Book Report

    I feel bad for those who are being judged, treated based on their skin color, their culture as well as their ethnicity. I know that the majority of the people treat them nicely, but there are still some people who don’t understand this. We’re human and the things that make us human are that we have different languages, different cultures, ethnicity, skin colors and so on. We’re unique to one another. We’re living on the same planet, the same type of atmosphere, breathing the same air. Why can’t…

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  • Restaurant Analysis

    It was our last night in Tokyo. As much as I was sad to leave this intriguing city, I was excited to try one of the best sushi restaurants in the city. The trip ended with one of the most memorable meals of my life. The restaurant was tucked in a tangle of alleyways in a quiet, residential area of Tokyo. Small, welcoming and clean: the restaurant’s exterior represented the delicate and exquisite food that we were about to taste. Two elderly chefs, who were behind the counter, were filleting a…

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  • Modern Day Language

    and language evolve with the emergence of subcultural identities, new terminology, and inventive ways of utilizing the language. Making it easier for societies to adapt to the new ways of using their language. As subcultures become directed towards Japanese youth, the language will continue to change it’s representation in society through a cultural shift and usage of honorific, neologisms, emoticons, and coded words. While polite and honorific language hasn’t changed that much as time passed,…

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  • Japanese Internment In Canada

    World War II was a very difficult time for almost everyone living in either the Allies’ or Axis’ countries, especially for people of Japanese descent living in Canada. The Japanese-Canadian internment is a defining moment in Canada because it shows how poorly the Canadian governments, politicians, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and labour unions treated Japanese-Canadians. They had no freedom; were incarcerated in internment, road, or prisoners-of-war camps; and lastly, were unequal…

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  • No-No Boy Theme

    generation Japanese-American named Ichiro Yamada. The year is 1946 and Ichiro, a former undergraduate student at the University of Washington, returns home to Seattle after spending two years at an internment camp and federal prison. He was punished for refusing to serve in the Armed Forces and to swear allegiance to the United States. At that time, he became a “no-no boy.” The reason behind his resentment was because was mad over the fact that the United States’ government placed innocent…

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  • Theme Of Prejudice In The Heart Of A Samurai

    create prejudice. Fears of unfamiliar customs, differences in religion, and personal appearance issues created prejudices exhibited by the Japanese and the “barbarians”. The Japanese people called Americans the “foreign devils—the barbarians” (4). Fear was created in the Japanese because of their unfamiliarity with the American customs. In the book, the Japanese felt the Americans’ customs made them barbarians. They killed animals for shoes (26). Americans sat on benches rather than the floor…

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  • Edmund Burke 9/11 Research Paper

    Edmund Burke has said that Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. After Pearl Harbor in World War II, nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans were stripped of their belongings, property, and businesses very similarly to the Jews being put into the ghetto by the Germans. Since the Iranian Hostage Situation, the 1993 World Trade Center and the 9/11 attacks, Muslim and Arabian Men, Women, and Children were against based on their religion and ethnicity. Some have even been arrested unfairly…

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  • Fifth Chinese Daughter Character Analysis

    differs greatly amongst the country it originates from. It is imperative for people to recognize the significant amount of differences there are in daily rituals and lifestyle between the Chinese and Japanese, even those that immigrated to America or were descents of immigrants. Chinese-Americans and Japanese-Americans have long been bundled together, when in reality there is a great amount of variation between them.…

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