No-No Boy

by

John Okada

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Issei

A first-generation Japanese immigrant. A person living in the United States who was born in Japan. read analysis of Issei

Nisei

A second-generation Japanese immigrant. A person born in the United States whose parents were born in Japan. read analysis of Nisei

No-No boy

A man who was drafted by the United States Army and answered “no” to two questions regarding his loyalty to the U.S. in a document known as the “loyalty questionnaire.” These questions were Question 27… read analysis of No-No boy

Jap

A derogatory term for a person of Japanese ancestry. read analysis of Jap

Hiroshima

A city in Japan. The United States dropped one of two atom bombs onto the city, helping guarantee Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII, but killing tens of thousands of civilians in the process. read analysis of Hiroshima
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Nagasaki

A city in Japan. The United States dropped one of two atom bombs onto the city, helping guarantee Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII, but killing tens of thousands of civilians in the process. read analysis of Nagasaki

Repatriate

To return or be sent back to one’s country of origin. read analysis of Repatriate

Internment Camp

A prison camp where people are sent without a trial. The United States government interned over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The government claimed that these people posed a potential security threat, as… read analysis of Internment Camp

Phonograph

A record player. read analysis of Phonograph