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ERIC Number: ED173497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Asian American Employment Market: The Japanese Experience.
Sato, Kazuo
The Japanese Americans are numerically the largest of all the Asian American ethnic groups. In contrast to the other Asian American groups in the United States, the Japanese Americans are predominantly native born. Although first and second generation Japanese Americans had been subject to intense employment discrimination before World War II and over 100,000 were interned in relocation centers during the War, they have since come to be viewed as the model minority. The important factors contributing to their success are their heavy emphasis on education as the key to success, their upward occupational mobility into professional and technical jobs, and their eastward migration after the War in pursuit of less discriminatory geographic areas and jobs. The present day geographic distribution of Japanese Americans is conditioned by socioeconomic factors. By a process of adaptation and accomodation, the first generation Japanese American paved the way for subsequent generations. The success of the second and third generations now raises the possibility of their total absorption into the 'melting pot' and their loss of identity as Japanese Americans. (RLV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A