Speaking Event: Japanese Immigrant Economic Achievement Before WWII

When & Where
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA
June 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
Contact
PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org
408 924 3138

During the 1960s when the civil rights movement was demanding redress for the historic racial inequality in the United States, Japanese and other Asian Americans were often portrayed as “model minorities” who overcame discrimination through their own efforts. Some claimed that cultural traits were responsible for their success.
This talk will take another approach, showing how Japanese Americans underwent a process of selective immigration, return migration, and family formation. The Nisei were a result of this triple- selection process because their parents were more educated and had a higher occupational status, compared to both Japanese immigrants and Japanese in Japan.

Special Guest Speaker Masao Suzuki, PhD
Economics Professor at Skyline College

Cost of Event is Free with admission to Museum (Non-Members $5, students and seniors over age 65 $3, JAMsj members and children under 12 are free)