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Being Japanese American: A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends
     

Being Japanese American: A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends

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by Gil Asakawa
 

From immigration to discrimination and internment, and then to reparations and a high rate of intermarriage, Americans of Japanese descent share a long and sometimes painful history, and now fear their unique culture is being lost. Gil Asakawa’s celebration of what makes JAs so special is an entertaining blend of facts and features, of recipes, songs, and

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From immigration to discrimination and internment, and then to reparations and a high rate of intermarriage, Americans of Japanese descent share a long and sometimes painful history, and now fear their unique culture is being lost. Gil Asakawa’s celebration of what makes JAs so special is an entertaining blend of facts and features, of recipes, songs, and memories that every JA will want to share with friends and family. Included are interviews with famous JAs and a look at how it’s hip to be Japanese, from manga to martial arts, plus a section on Japantown communities and tips for JA’s scrapbooking their families and traveling to Japan to rediscover their roots.

Gil Asakawa is a third-generation Japanese American, author of the weekly "Nikkei View" online column. He lives in Denver.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880656853
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Asian American Studies
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Gil Asakawa is a Sansei (3rd-generation Japanese American) writer and editor who was born in Tokyo and moved to the United States as a child. His roots in both cultures have led him to write extensively about pop culture and politics from a JA perspective. He has written the weekly "Nikkei View" column online and in syndication since 1998. He is currently director of the website of the Denver Post.

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Being Japanese American: A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finaly a book that people should read because people need to know how hard it is when a kid asks you to hold a japanese toy plane and then they destroy it And im japanese and a kid did that to me - im 9 ;(
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually bought this book a couple months back and I thought it was a fun and easy read. I could relate to a lot of things in the book. One of the themes that I found interesting was that even as a small(smaller on the East where I am) group of Japanese Americans, there are a lot of differences between us. All Japanese Americans should read this book. Others with an interest in ethnic groups in the U.S. should take a look at this book also. It is comforting and true to Japanese Americans.