List of Japanese Americans

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This is a list of Japanese Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants, but not Japanese nationals living or working in the US. The list includes a brief description of their reason for notability.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Japanese American or must have references showing they are Japanese American and are notable.

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  1. ^ Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas (1995). The Japanese American Family Album. Oxford University Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-19-512423-5. 
  2. ^ Kam, Nadine (1997). "Running on rhapsody". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gregg K. Kakesako (March 31, 2004). "An Inspiration for a Generation". Honolulu Star Bulletin. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rudi Williams (May 19, 1999). "An Asian Pacific American Timeline". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Obituary: Sanji Abe", The New York Times, December 3, 1982, retrieved 2009-12-28 
  6. ^ Whitehead, John S. (2004), Completing the union: Alaska, Hawai'i, and the battle for statehood, American Histories of the Frontier Series, UNM Press, pp. 79, 83, 194–195, 370, ISBN 978-0-8263-3637-8