The second generation Japanese-Americans in Hawaii may be in the minority group nowadays; however they were the first Japanese-Americans to be born from the first generation immigrants, who started to immigrate to Hawaii around 130 years ago. The roots of the second generation Japanese-Americans are largely based on family memories and stories, handed down by the first generation. Strong family bonds and ties were handed down to even the present-day sixth generation. I felt those second generation Japanese-Americans were the original pioneers, who proved that the boundary lines of race would not separate the bonds of the people. Their smiles and their ways of lives are the attraction of Hawaii itself.

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