Journey to Topaz Setting & Symbolism

Yoshiko Uchida
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Issei

Issei Japanese Americans are individuals who arrived in the United States prior to the Immigration Act of 1924. Many Issei settled around Vacaville, California, near San Francisco. All Issei living in the western United States were interned with their families during World War II. Laws prevented Issei from becoming United States citizens.

Nisei

Nisei Japanese Americans are individuals born in the United States to Issei Japanese Americans. As such, they are United States citizens by right of birth. All Nisei living in the western United States were interned with their families during World War II, an event considered by many to be the most blatant human-rights violation in modern United States history. Many Nisei volunteered to serve in the United States Armed Forces during World War II, but they were prevented from serving in the Pacific Theater in combat roles.

Pepper

Pepper is the Sakane family's pet dog...

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