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ERIC Number: ED002350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Nov
Pages: 9
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THE JAPANESE AMERICAN IN THE LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY--COMMUNITY INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN, NO. 4.
KUMAMOTO, ALAN
JAPANESE-AMERICANS HAVE HAD A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF DIFFICULTY WITHIN CALIFORNIA. EARLY DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION AGAINST JAPANESE-AMERICANS HAD FORCED THEM INTO THEIR OWN COMMUNITY AND THUS HAD FORCED THEM TO RETAIN THEIR CULTURE. WORLD WAR II RELOCATION OF THE JAPANESE-AMERICANS HAD CAUSED UPHEAVAL IN FAMILY AND COMMUNITY LIVING. THESE ADVERSE FACTORS HAVE BEEN FAIRLY WELL OVERCOME. THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR GENERATIONS OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS THAT HAVE LIVED IN LOS ANGELES. THE ISSEI, NISEI, AND SANSEI ARE THREE OF THESE GENERATIONS. THEIR VARYING EXPERIENCES, ATTITUDES, PROBLEMS, AND ACTIVITIES WERE OUTLINED. THE YONSEI, A FOURTH GENERATION, HAS BEEN ABLE TO MEET NEW SITUATIONS. AS PEOPLE AND CITIZENS, THIS SUBGROUP OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS IS AN INTEGRAL, THOUGH DISTINCTIVE, PART OF THE LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY. THERE HAS BEEN A NOTICEABLE DEGREE OF CONCENTRATION OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS IN TWO AREAS OF LOS ANGELES. THIS CONCENTRATION HAS BEEN DISPERSED ON A BLOCK BY BLOCK CONFIGURATION RATHER THAN THROUGHOUT A GENERAL AREA. THE TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY A MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY WHICH HAS SHOWN INTEREST IN JUDO, KARATE, FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS, MUSIC, AND TEA CEREMONIES. JAPANESE-AMERICANS HAVE HAD THEIR OWN NEWSPAPERS, RADIO, THEATRE, SPORTS EVENTS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. THE JAPANESE HAVE HAD A TRADITIONAL RESPECT FOR EDUCATION.
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Authoring Institution: Community Relations Educational Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)