No-No Boy

Issei

A first-generation Japanese immigrant. A person living in the United States who was born in Japan. (read full term analysis)

Nisei

A second-generation Japanese immigrant. A person born in the United States whose parents were born in Japan. (read full term analysis)

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 full term analysis)

Jap

A derogatory term for a person of Japanese ancestry. (read full term analysis)

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 full term analysis)
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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 full term analysis)

Repatriate

To return or be sent back to one’s country of origin. (read full term analysis)

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 full term analysis)