We are especially indebted to Elizabeth M. Higashi for assistance on this project.
Interracial Marriage: A Picture of the Japanese Americans1
Article first published online: 14 APR 2010
1973 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Journal of Social Issues
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 67–81, Spring 1973
How to Cite
Kikumura, A. and Kitano, H. H. L. (1973), Interracial Marriage: A Picture of the Japanese Americans. Journal of Social Issues, 29: 67–81. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1973.tb00073.x
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Ford Foundation, Grant No. 710-0370 to coordinate a graduate program in ethnic studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2010
The most outstanding fact about Japanese American marriage patterns prior to the 1960s was that Japanese tended to marry predominately within their own group. However, a review of past studies and an analysis of current rates of intermarriage indicate that this pattern is rapidly changing. Outgroup rates approaching 50 percent for Japanese American marriages occur in areas as diverse as Hawaii, Los Angeles, Fresno, and San Francisco. The varying rates and patterns of Japanese outmarriages are discussed.