Nisei means "second" in Japanese; the Nisei were the second generation, children born in America of Japanese parents.
America in 1942 was a land of somewhat irrational prejudice against people of Japanese origin, because of the "sneak attack" elements of the Japanese attacks on December 7 and 8, 1941, against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and against American and British ships and bases around the Pacific rim. In Hawaii, there were few overt acts of prejudice against the Japanese residents, but in California, Japanese families were forced to leave their coastal homes and businesses and move to internment camps in the desert. Given this insult, it would have been natural for Americans of Japanese descent - the Nisei - to have refused military service. But over 10,000 volunteered to serve in the Army.
An entire unit, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was recruited and sent to combat in Europe. The 42nd, nicknamed "Go for Broke!", was entirely made up of Japanese-Americans, and became the most highly decorated unit in WWII, earning 21 Congressional Medals of Honor.
The Nisei regiment was a unit that was comprised primarily of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The only one of these is the 442nd Regiment which served in the European theater.
The War Nisei Soldiers - 2007 TV was released on: USA: September 2007
Nisei is another word to describe Japanese Americans during WW2. At the start of the was the Nisei were put in camps to keep them from "Aiding" the enemy. later in the war Roosevelt began a program to train Nisei soldiers into a special segregated battalion for combat in the European Theater. The Nisei Battalions were fierce and had some of the most decorated units in WW2.
The address of the Nisei War Memorial Community Center Inc is: 1515 4Th St, Sacramento, CA 95814-5322
They were the "Nisei"...Japanese-Americans serving in the army. They served in Europe. Here is a link about them. http://www.njahs.org/research/442.html
The Nisei were second generation Japanese Americans, born in the United States to Japanese parents. They were subject to pervasive discrimination and internment during World War II.
they were the japanese-american's who were in the war, and there families were back home in the internement camps.
El Nisei: ref. to an action or a group of ppl doing a certain action before: there were 4 month / each year were waging wars among tribes was forbidden ..say we agree not to have a war on Jan, feb, mar and April .. El Nisei would come next year and wage war in those months and change the Truce to another 4 month instead i.e may, jun, jul and aug.. and each year they would rotate acc. to their benefit that is what i know El Nisei: ref. to an action or a group of ppl doing a certain action before: there were 4 month / each year were waging wars among tribes was forbidden ..say we agree not to have a war on Jan, feb, mar and April .. El Nisei would come next year and wage war in those months and change the Truce to another 4 month instead i.e may, jun, jul and aug.. and each year they would rotate acc. to their benefit that is what i know