- Generations: Japanese Americans have special names for each of its generations in the U.S.
- Issei: born in Japan or Okinawa, emigrated to the U.S.
- Nisei: 2nd generation, born in the U.S.
- Sansei: 3rd generation, born in the U.S.
- Yonsei: 4th generation, born in the U.S.
- Gosei: 5th generation
- Nikkei: encompasses entire population across all generations
- Kibei: born in the U.S., educated in Japan, return to U.S.