bushido: The way of the Japanese Samurai warrior; the Japanese feudal-military code of behavior; chivalry.

geta: Japanese wooden sandals.

kamikaze: Literally "divine wind," refers to suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Kibei: American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.

musubi: Rice ball.

Nisei: American-born children of Japanese immigrants; second-generation Japanese Americans.