Jan Ken Po: The World of Hawaii's Japanese Americans

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University of Hawaii Press, 1978 - Social Science - 183 pages
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"An excellent introduction to the Japanese American." --Senator Daniel K. Inouye "Every ethnic group here should have a book written about it as sensitive as the one by Dennis Ogawa on Hawaii's Japanese." --John Griffin, in the Honolulu Advertiser "Dr. Ogawa writes with charm and perception.... It's fun to read." --Bill Hosokawa, in the Pacific Citizen "Jan Ken Po, Ai Kono Sho" "Junk An'a Po, I Canna Show" These words to a simple child's game brought from Japan and made local, the property of all of Hawaii's people, symbolize the cultural transformation experienced by Hawaii's Japanese. It is the story of this experience that Dennis Ogawa tells so well here.
 

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Contents

Acting Like One Japanee 1
19
How Shame Fo Da Family
24
Why Are You So Much Like Me?
49
Its Just a Way of Life
68
A Legacy of Everlasting Importance
82
Reaping the Whirlwind
109
Jan Ken PoThe Island Heritage
147
Epilogue
173
A Note on Sources
179
Glossary
181
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Dennis M. Ogawa is professor in the Department of American Studies, University of Hawai'i.

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