Japanese Immigration

By: MiQuille Bryant

When did the Japanese Immigration come to the United States?

The Japanese immigration began much more slowly and took hold much more uncertain that it had in Hawaii.

Why did the Japanese Immigrants come to the Unites States?

Japanese immigrants first came to the Pacific Northwest in the 1880's when the federal legislation that excluded further Chinese immigration. That also created demands for new immigrant labor.

How did the Japanese Immigrants get to the United States?

The Japanese Immigrants got to the Unites States by a ship.

What US immigration laws or policies were in effect at the time of the group's migration?

The Immigration Act of 1924. The Immigration Act of 1924 was a United States federal law that limited the number of immigrants who could be allowed from any country.

How many members of Japanese Immigrants came to the United States?

Between the years of 1886 and 1911 more than 400,000 men and women left Japan for the U.S.

How did the United States population received and/or treated the Japanese immigrants?

More than 110,000 Japanese Americans who all lived on the West Coast were forced into interior camps. In Hawaii, there were the 50,000-plus Japanese Americans consist over one-third of the population, only 1,200 to 1,800 were inmprison.

Where did the group settle?

The first immigrants from Japan settled in Hawii around the time of 1860's. They worked as contract laborers on sugar plantations. After 1880, Japan loosened up the restrictions on emigration, and between 1886 and the early 1900s, over 400,000 Japanese left for the United States.

Jobs the Japanese Immigrants typically found

Most Japanese immigrants were put to work chopping and weeding sugar cane.

Contributions the Japanese immigrants made to the United States and its culture

Methodist churches and other associations that cared for their cultural as well as the Japanese Farmers' Association that contrubted over a thousand dollars.
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Little kid waiting to be sent to interment camp, in 1942.
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A mother with her child in Tokyo.
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Union member Taro Yoshihara, 1917.