Japanese diaspora Essays

  • Anime In Japanese Culture Essay

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    Now that we know the evolution of anime and how it came to be, it is time to look at how has this evolution of the industry affected the Japanese culture. For culture defined as the arts of manifestations of the human intellect, it is easy to see the effect that anime had on Japanese culture in this regard. You see anime everywhere you go in Japan and is one of the main selling points of many products (Geek Spending Power). This advertising, however, is usually directed to a specific group of people

  • Japanese Observation Report

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    Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II exhibit located in the American History Museum, I was surprised. Never would I have thought our government would have similar concentration camps as the ones the Germans had. The exhibit had dull smooth dark shades to create a serious ambience. Located on the narrow walls was brief information about the Japanese people and their heritage. Then, upon reading this information I discovered that our government captured, imprisoned, and separated Japanese American

  • Incarceration Advantages

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    The United States entered into World War II after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt issued the Executive Order 9066, forcing the removal of 110,000 Japanese to detention centers. The incarceration caused a deep trauma for many Japanese Americans, exposing them to harassment, danger, and violence. They were taken away from their freedom of speech, choice, and association. Japanese Americans were discriminated, an American racial/ethnic subject to be negotiated, and often looked

  • Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet Summary

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    of the Panama Hotel in Seattle, watching the news cover the latest story which said “The possessions of dozens of Japanese American families were found in the hotel basement, they have been there since WWII.” Henry remembers his childhood and growing up during the war, along with how hard it was to be Chinese American because so many people were against Asians and considered him Japanese when they first looked at him. The book is told in flashbacks of Henry’s childhood. Parts of the book were confusing

  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

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    his parents, Henry goes through comparable events. For instance, the Americans are at war with the Japanese, and so forth developing a hatred between the two nations. Therefore, the Americans begin treating the Japanese people living in the United States in an awfully poor way. This unfortunately affected Henry in a monstrous fashion, because although he is Chinese, he is oftenly mistaken as Japanese, which results in bullying from his peers. He often struggles with the idea of being an enemy to the

  • Summary Of Mary Matsuda Gruenewald's Looking Like The Enemy

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    were forced to leave their home and go to internment camps meant for Japanese Americans. During the time Gruenewald was in imprisonment she dealt with the struggle for survival both physical and mental. This affected Gruenewald great that she would say to herself “Am I Japanese? Or am I American?” The internment camps that Gruenewald was placed and like most Japanese Americans were huge camps surrounded

  • Argumentative Essay: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist Argumentative Paper The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel that looks into the life of Changez, a young Pakistani man, that came to the United States to receive a college education from Princeton University. Changez later lives in New York City and has a very well paid job at a business evaluation firm. With the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Changez goes through many physical and emotional hardships before eventually returning to his home country. Throughout this novel

  • Existentialism In Abe Kobo's 'Woman In The Dunes'

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    Abe Kōbō lived a very interesting and harsh life. Kōbō was raised in Manchuria, a place that, at the time was controlled by Japan. As a Japanese living in Manchuria, he wasn’t well received in that community, despite his father being a doctor. He later moved back to Japan to study medicine. While he received his degree, he never practiced medicine. Instead he became a street vendor to make ends meet. It was during his vending years that he starting writing. After winning a few awards for his writings

  • Abel Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter

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    1 / 5 1. At First the Scarlett letter "A" Symbolized Adultery. Adultery was at that time considered to be sinful and a crime at that time. We first saw what A symbolized when Hester was publicly humiliated for committing adultery and had to stand on the scaffold and wear the letter "A" on her chest. She did not just have to wear it on the scaffold, the terms of her punishment stated that she had to wear it for the rest of her earthly life. Eventually as she goes on in her life the Scarlett letter

  • Japanese American Citizens Group Observation Report

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    I. What inspired you to choose this organization? What were your motives? Analyze your motives! I decided to interview a membership-based Asian American community organization called, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Pacific Southwest District. Ms. Stephanie Nitahara (Regional Director), Nancy Takayama (Business & Development Manager), and Traci Ishigo (Program Coordinator) are the main staffs who organize this district in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. The JACL follows and acknowledges to issues

  • Short Essay On Unbroken

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    The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand explores the deprivation and challenges for Louie “Louis” Zamperini who was a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II. Laura Hillenbrand narrative, non-fiction book that recounts the biography of Louie Zamperini, an Italian American from Torrance, California. Louie experience despair and questioning his self-identity after the captive. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand was published by Random House on November 16, 2010, about seventy-one years after

  • Persuasive Essay On Japanese Internment

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    people like the Japanese Americans should have been punished or looked as bad people because of their ancestry. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the U.S. to fear the Japanese Americans, so they placed them in internment camps. Japanese Americans shouldn’t of been punished because most of them were born and raised on the West Coast. The condition of the camps were often not pleasant. Japanese Americans were viewed as alien and untrustworthy, and isolated from others. Life of a Japanese American was

  • An Analysis Of Julie Otsuka's When The Emperor Was Divine

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    children her age got to experience, the girl struggled with establishing an identity that fit with the rest of her society. With her use of neutral tone and language, Julie Otsuka explores the creation of the cultural identity that is established by the Japanese-American people as they are confined in Concentration camps designed to keep the nation safe. Pulled from their homes,

  • Holehole Bushi In Asian American History

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    Holehole bushi Holehole bushi are folk songs composed by Japanese immigrant workers on the sugar plantations in Hawaii during the late 19th centuries. These songs reflect their daily lives, back-breaking work, and new obstacles for being away from home. These immigrants faced many discriminations. Different ethnicity were being put in separate camps and hierarchy (Takaki, 133-135). Holehole bushi are important to Asian American history, because it represent the struggles they have been through. Many

  • Illegal Immigration Argumentative Essay

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    You wake up in the morning on time to go to work. The sheets are soft, warm, and soothing under your body. The sun is up and casting a gentle orange glow through your window and landing on your floor, creating an asymmetric pattern. You get up and get ready, taking a shower and letting the hot water penetrate your skin. You get dressed and eat breakfast, enjoying your morning. You get in your car and drive to your job, your favorite song playing, only to be stopped by the ICE. Within hours, you may

  • Social Effects Of Japanese Internment

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    the "Gentlemen 's Agreement" between the governments of Japan and the U.S. ended immigration of Japanese unskilled workers, but permitted the immigration of businessmen, students and spouses of Japanese immigrants already in the U.S. The Immigration Act of 1924 banned the immigration of nearly all Japanese. The ban on immigration produced unusually well-defined generational groups within the Japanese-American community. Original immigrants belonged to an immigrant generation, the Issei, and their

  • Difference Between Being Alone And Being Lonely

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    Have you ever felt lonely? Do you remember the emotions and feelings associated with it? Awful and depressing! Wasn’t it? Has anyone wondered why this feeling of loneliness comes in? You must have heard this phrase since childhood- humans are social animals, so naturally we are not supposed to be alone. Nobody wants to be lonely and alone. A feeling of not being liked or wanted by anybody scares a lot of people. Technologies like mobile phone and the internet have brought the world closer

  • How Did President Roosevelt's Effect On Japanese American Society

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    Two months after December 7, 1941, when Japanese launched their aircraft to attack American Pacific fleet, Hawaii, which killed 2,403 American citizen, soldiers, and civilians and sink many boats, airplanes, President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066 to designate military area which targeted to more than 110,000 Japanese American people living along the West Coast. This Order raised up the unfair situation in the America’s society, deeply affect to the economic and the military camp did

  • Sign Language In Koe No Katachi: Sign Language

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    Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) is about Ishida, who bullied Shouko for being deaf in elementary school to the point she had to transfer away. Despite the entire class taking part in being mean to Shouko, they instantly blame only Ishida, and alienate him just as he did to Shouko. Now in high school, Ishida has developed anxiety and depression, but runs into Shouko at a sign language class. What does he want out of talking to Shouko again? Will anyone forgive him? Will he be able to make amends?

  • Imagery In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal

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    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” is a very interesting take on how the Irish government should cure the famine that the country was then facing. However, the entire proposal was completely bizarre, and the whole point of the essay was to bring attention to the idea that they needed a solution to the all the problems they were experiencing but the proposal was definitely not it. He even had a strongly developed plan as to how his proposal would work which makes the reader feel as if he is serious