banzai: Cheers; congratulations.

ben: Speech; dialect.

haji: Disgrace, shame.

hakujin: Caucasian(s); white(s).

imin: Immigrant; emigrants.

Issei: First-generation Japanese immigrant in America.

keian: Servants' registry office.

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

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