- japanese born in canada, all went to school and grew up in the canadian community
- live in predominantly caucasian neighborhoods of large to medium sized areas,
with 84% residing in homes owned by themselves.
- the sample group are all employed in full-time jobs and include a few professional
- all identified themselves as middle class, only few relegating themselves to the lower
side of the middle class.
- many are striving to attain higher social status, in a relaxed manner.
- sansei form an extremely well-educated group (3rd generation)
- average number of education by sample was 16.2
- equivalent to a uni degree.
- it means that education that the Nisei (2nd generation) could not afford was
available for their children.
- there are, some demographic differences, as in ontario, quebec and B.C, japa-
nese have higher educated than those from winnipeg and thunder bay.
- the less educated japanese are ‘home town natives’ who were born and have lived in
the same area throughout their life. unlike other sansei who leave home town when they
- japanese canadians are on average the most highly educated of all groups in canada.
with the sansei being the most.
- the japanese canadians belief that self-advancement was achieved by education is
doubtlessly the chief factor that contribute to achieving the level of education reported
here by sansei group.
- from all the ethnic groups in canada, it is known that asians were the only group that
break away from their positions as underachievers, and became over achievers.
- this is because of the asian family and its ethnic values which are its members’
most important sources of socialization.
- societal discrimination, racism did not diminish the ability of j