Korean and Japanese Americans

College
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Download 0
A Korean-American is an American of Korean descent, where as Japanese Americans are Americans of Japanese descent who traces their ancestry to Japan or Okinawa and are residents and/or citizens of the United States. Both these groups are classified under Asian -American group of people who have their roots in their respective countries with distinct culture, religion and social nature…

Introduction

During 1903-1905 came the first wave of Korean immigrants to the United States. Around 7,000 Korean came to Hawaii as farm laborers in sugar plantation. Within a few years 1,000 of them returned to Korea. About 2,000 of the early immigrants left Hawaii and came to the continental United States. In less than one century the number has grown to an estimated one million (Lee, 1995). Many more began to immigrate after the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965. As of 2000, ethnic Koreans living in the United States are largely concentrated in California, New York, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. Los Angeles, with its Korea town district, is home to the largest concentration of Koreans outside of Asia (Wikipedia, 2007a).
The Census 2000 recorded an additional 151,555 Americans of part-Korean ancestry. There are 56,825 adopted children of Korean nativity and place of birth. (2000 US Census) 99,061 Koreans were adopted into the U.S. during 1953-2001. (Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, 2002) According to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2,157,498 ethnic Koreans live in the United States in 2003. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Korean and Japanese Americans
During 1903-1905 came the first wave of Korean immigrants to the United States. Around 7,000 Korean came to Hawaii as farm laborers in sugar plantation. Within a few years 1,000 of them returned to Korea. About 2,000 of the early immigrants left Hawaii and came to the continental United States. In less than one century the number has grown to an estimated one million (Lee, 1995). Many more began…
Korean War
The initial cause was that at the World War of 1939-45, at the Allied Summit meeting it was decided that Korea would be given independence. Korea had been a Japanese colony since 1910. Korea was to be occupied by the Soviet Union till the 38th parallel, the division line, and USA would occupy the South. In the North, the Soviets backed a Stalinist regime under their client Kim Il-sung and created…
Korean Economic Crisis
(OECD 2009)…
Asian Americans
This objective, however, proves a challenging initiative, burdened by the negative heritage of history and by existing cultural gaps.…
(EAST ASIA) 20th century korean history
The latter pulled out in failure in October of 1866.…
Japanese History 18501930
At the same time, they contributed to Japan's national project.…
The Korean War.
That policy was reiterated in 1945 at the Yalta Summit. It was further agreed that until Korea became independent, it would be under the joint trusteeship of the United States, China, and the Soviet Union. 1 …