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    "body": "<br/>\n<div class=\"floatright\">\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Japanese American Journey: The Story of a People;\nCreators:Japanese American Curriculum Project;\nInterestLevel:Grades 3-5; Grades 7-8;\nReadingLevel:Grades 3-5; Grades 7-8;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Empowerment; Fulfillment; Heartbreak of betrayal; Overcoming – fear, weakness, vice; Progress – real or illusion;\nGenre:History; Children's;\nPoV:Told from perspective of Japanese American educators;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:1880s to 1980s;\nFacility:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n <p>\n  Title:Japanese American Journey: The Story of a People;\nAuthor:Japanese American Curriculum Project;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:Japanese Americans: The Untold Story;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:JACP, Inc.;\nPubDate:1985;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:180;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:\n  <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.worldcat.org/title/japanese-american-journey-the-story-of-a-people/oclc/14215249\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n   https://www.worldcat.org/title/japanese-american-journey-the-story-of-a-people/oclc/14215249\n  </a>\n  ;\n </p>\n</div>\n<p>\n Overview work for children on the Japanese American experience produced by the Japanese American Curriculum Project (JACP) in 1985. Consisting of a historical overview, eleven biographies of notable Japanese Americans, and three short stories,\n <i>\n  Japanese American Journey\n </i>\n was adapted from a 1970 JACP publication titled\n <i>\n  Japanese Americans: The Untold Story\n </i>\n .\n</p>\n<p>\n Intended for students in grades 5 to 8,\n <i>\n  Japanese American Journey\n </i>\n was authored by a group of San Francisco Bay Area writers and educators that included Takako Endo, Florence M. Hongo, Sadao Kinoshita, Katherine Reyes, Donald Y. Sekimura, Rosie Shimonishi, and Shizue Yoshina. The historical overview sections includes six chapters and starts with the World War II incarceration and Nisei military service, before going back to cover immigration, the anti-Japanese movement, the prewar community, and the postwar years. Eleven short biographies follow, on Joseph Heco, Kanaye Nagasawa,\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Kyutaro_Abiko\" title=\"Kyutaro Abiko\">\n  Kyutaro Abiko\n </a>\n , George Shima, Keisaburo Koda,\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Kiyoshi_Hirasaki\" title=\"Kiyoshi Hirasaki\">\n  Kiyoshi Hirasaki\n </a>\n , Yoshimi Shibata,\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Mike_Masaoka\" title=\"Mike Masaoka\">\n  Mike Masaoka\n </a>\n ,\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Daniel_Inouye\" title=\"Daniel Inouye\">\n  Daniel K. Inouye\n </a>\n ,\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Yoshiko_Uchida\" title=\"Yoshiko Uchida\">\n  Yoshiko Uchida\n </a>\n , and\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Edison_Uno\" title=\"Edison Uno\">\n  Edison Uno\n </a>\n . A final section includes the short stories \"Uncle Kanda's Black Cat\" by Yoshiko Uchida, \"One Happy Family\" by\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Toshio_Mori\" title=\"Toshio Mori\">\n  Toshio Mori\n </a>\n , and \"Gambatte\" by Valerie Pang. A glossary, references and author profiles follow. The historical overview section runs 67 pages, the biographies 80 pages, and the short stories 22 pages. The book is dedicated to activist Edison Uno, one of the authors of\n <i>\n  The Untold Story\n </i>\n .\n</p>\n<p>\n <i>\n  Japanese American Journey\n </i>\n derived from an earlier JACP work titled\n <i>\n  Japanese Americans: The Untold Story\n </i>\n , published in 1971 by Holt, Rinehard and Winston. Inspired by the lack of curricular materials that presented Japanese Americans in a non-stereotypical fashion, JACP set out to correct \"existing omissions and gross distortions in the story of Japanese Americans in present curriculum materials\" in its own publications. However\n <i>\n  The Untold Story\n </i>\n received an unexpectedly rocky reception from Japanese Americans when published. In particular, the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) called the book \"racist\" and \"anti-Buddhist,\" calling it \"a gross misrepresentation of the true picture of the lives of Japanese Americans.\" Among other things, the BCA pointed out that all seven of the biographies featured in the book were of Christian men. The book also received criticism for derogatory statements about Chinese Americans. Eventually, the State of California Curriculum Commission rejected the book, and the\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Japanese_American_Citizens_League\" title=\"Japanese American Citizens League\">\n  Japanese American Citizens League\n </a>\n also went on record opposing the book.\n <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n  <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n   [1]\n  </a>\n </sup>\n</p>\n<p>\n In response,\n <i>\n  Japanese American Journey\n </i>\n featured a rewritten historical overview and a somewhat more diverse selection of biographies (though only one of the eleven is a woman). Reviewing it for the\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Pacific_Citizen_(newspaper)\" title=\"Pacific Citizen (newspaper)\">\n  <i>\n   Pacific Citizen\n  </i>\n </a>\n , June Kizu called it \"an informative, sensitive and relevant book\" that was \"written in a clear, straightforward style.\" However Raymond Okamura, while acknowledging that the claim of religious and ethnic bias had been addressed, criticized the book for its \"model minority\" framework and use of euphemistic language.\n <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n  <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n   [2]\n  </a>\n </sup>\n</p>\n<p>\n Relative to other overview works,\n <i>\n  Japanese American Journey\n </i>\n presents a largely accurate history. Among the minor errors: calling Secretary of War\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Henry_Stimson\" title=\"Henry Stimson\">\n  Henry L. Stimson\n </a>\n the \"Secretary of Defense\" (page 7) and calling Hawai'i \"not a state but a territory of the United States\" at the time Japanese immigration began (22; it was at that time an independent monarchy). In describing the concentration camp experience it makes some over general statements, that barracks had \"only a coal stove for heat\" (10; depending on the camp, some were heated by oil or wood) and that \"\"Twelve barracks ... made up a block\" (12; the number of barracks in a block varied from camp to camp).\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\">\n <b>\n  Authored by\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n   Brian Niiya\n  </a>\n  , Densho\n </b>\n</div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n Niiya, Brian\n</div>\n<p>\n Might also like\n <i>\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The Invisible Thread (book)\" title=\"The Invisible Thread (book)\">\n   The Invisible Thread\n  </a>\n </i>\n by Yoshiko Uchida;\n <i>\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Weedflower (book)\" title=\"Weedflower (book)\">\n   Weedflower\n  </a>\n </i>\n by Cynthia Kadohata;\n <i>\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation (book)\" title=\"Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation (book)\">\n   Journey to Topaz\n  </a>\n </i>\n by Yoshiko Uchida\n</p>\n",
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    "footnotes": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n   Footnotes\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n   <ol class=\"references\">\n    <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n     <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n      <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n       ↑\n      </a>\n     </span>\n     <span class=\"reference-text\">\n      Japanese American Curriculum Project,\n      <i>\n       Japanese Americans: The Untold Story\n      </i>\n      (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971), iv; Harry Honda, \"Nisei Authored Textbook Called 'Racist, anti-Buddhist' by BCA,\"\n      <i>\n       Pacific Citizen\n      </i>\n      , Oct. 23, 1970, 1\n      <i>\n       Pacific Citizen\n      </i>\n      , Nov. 13, 1970, 1, 3.\n     </span>\n    </li>\n    <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n     <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n      <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n       ↑\n      </a>\n     </span>\n     <span class=\"reference-text\">\n      June Kizu, \"A 'Journey' Worth Taking,\"\n      <i>\n       Pacific Citizen\n      </i>\n      , Feb. 7, 1986, 8; Raymond Okamura, \"'JA Journey' a Bad Trip,\"\n      <i>\n       Pacific Citizen\n      </i>\n      , Mar. 14, 1986, 5.\n     </span>\n    </li>\n   </ol>\n  </div>\n  <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.140 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.145 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 387/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2567/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 6941/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1691/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n  <!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3786-0!*!0!*!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309150827 and revision id 28234\n -->\n </div>\n</div>",
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