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

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Stone Bridge Press, Jun 1, 2004 - Education - 160 pages
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A compendium of Japanese American culture--and a look at how it's not quite Japanese.
  

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Contents

Introduction
iii
JAs
v
Memories of Home
19
Turning Japanese 34 The gift of giving 35 Celebrations 36 The rules
41
Whats authentic Japanese food? 46 Ramen 48 Rice 50
55
Its Hip to Be Japanese
67
JA Communities
87
Scrapbooking Your History
99
Homeward Bound
110
APA Not Just JA
121
Resources
132
Hapa issues 137 Internment resources 137 JANikkei
143
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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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