Akemi Kikumura Yano

Dra Akemi Kikumura-Yano, CEO del Museo Nacional Japonés Americano y responsable del Proyecto del Legado Nikkei (Nikkei Legacy Project) que produce el sitio de internet Discover Nikkei. Posee un doctorado en antropología de la Universidad de California en Los Angeles y es autora del libro, Through Harsh Winters: The Life of a Japanese Immigrant Woman .

Última actualización febrero de 2008

 

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Mukashi Banashi - Part 4

Read Part 3 >>Today, there are approximately 100 Japanese American families living in the Fowler vicinity. Only three families continue to farm as their main economic source. Approximately 90 percent of these families belong to the Buddhist Church where church-related activities seem to be the recognized unifying force in the community. However, many residents have voiced their concerns over the community’s future since increased education, lack of job opportunities, changing cultural values, interracial marriages, and greater social acceptance by the white dominant society have...

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Mukashi Banashi - Part 3

Rear Part 2 >>The children cradled the hopes of the Japanese community, for as American-born citizens, they would be entitled to the rights that the Issei were denied. But, as social and economic barriers continued to plague the community, the future of the second generation did not appear very promising. In 1913, the state had passed the first Alien Land Law, aimed particularly at the Japanese, forbidding them to own land and limiting leases to a period of three years. Some Issei, like the Abes, put the title of their farm in the name of the Osaki’s eldest son who was American-...

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Mukashi Banashi - Part 2

Read Part 1 >>>When the women finally arrived in Fowler, they found a thriving Japanese community dominated by the interests of a predominantly male population. Like many towns in the county, Fowler’s Japanese community was situated on “the other side of the tracks” along with the Chinese who had settled there before them, and who, in the 1870s numbered five hundred, the largest immigrant group in Fresno County. Racial antagonism had compelled the Japanese and Chinese, as well as other ethnic minorities (German-Russians, Italians, and Armenians) to live in separat...

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Mukashi Banashi - Part 1

In the summer of 1981, I drove through the Tehachapi Pass from Los Angeles and descended onto the flat, dry floor of the San Joaquin Valley, one of the largest valleys in the world and once the bed of a vast inland sea, stretching approximately 250 miles long and 40 to 65 miles wide, extending from Sacramento in the north to Kern County on the south, and bounded by Mount Diablo Spur on the west and Sierra Nevadas on the east.1I was headed for Fowler, a small agricultural town in the heart of Fresno County where I had decided to study a community of Japanese Americans whose members had settl...

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COPANI & KNT (2007)

Cuestiones contemporáneas sobre Comunidades Americano Japonesas

Hoy, un número de desafíos se presenta en las comunidades Americano Japonesa en los Estados Unidos. Estos desafíos se conviertieron en sumamente complejas, dispersas y diversas. Ya no podemos definirlas por generaciones - Issei, Nisei, Sansei- que comparten creencias y experiencias de historias comunes. Definiciones previas a “ americano japonés” ahora parecen totalmente inadecuadas ya que es una mezcla étnica o de herencia racial y el nuevo nombre - “Shin Issei”, inmigrantes pos Segunda Guerra Mundial o “New Issei” naci...

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