chugakko: Junior high school, middle school; lower secondary school.

gohan: White rice.

hakujin: Caucasian(s).

Issei: First-generation Japanese immigrant in America.

kanji(s): The Chinese characters used in Japanese writing.

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

Wakarimashita. Hai, wakarimashita: I understood, yes, I got it.

yatte kimasu: To come; to come along; to turn up.