Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit

Hawaii Nikkei Culture

The Hawaii Nikkei still preserve Japanese values instilled by the Issei. The Nisei demonstrated these values as they volunteered and served in battles in Europe and the Pacific during World War II.

Nisei soldiers returned to Hawaii to live exemplary lives as solid citizens and patriots, helping to shape the Hawaii of today. Generations of Nikkei have perpetuated these values.

Over the years, Japanese cultural values have melded with those of other ethnicities in Hawaii to form a hybrid culture, the Hawaii Nikkei culture.

Nisei Veterans Legacy