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Term Definition
(A) National An individual who owes his sole allegiance to a particular country. A US national includes US citizens and some individuals who are non-citizens.
National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (NCRR) NCRR was a coalition of community groups and individuals created to seek redress for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) NCJAR was one of three major national organizations that sought redress for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
Naturalization The process by which a non-citizen becomes a legal citizen of a country.
Nikkei Term used to distinguish any person of Japanese descent who immigrated abroad or is the descendant of such immigrants. Includes Americans of Japanese ancestry and all other nationals of Japanese descent.
Nisei Second-generation Japanese American. First generation to be born in the United States.
No-No Boy A term that refers to Japanese Americans (both male and female) who refused to answer Questions 27 and 28 on the “Loyalty Questionnaire” or who answered both in the negative. Thousands were unfairly stigmatized as being “disloyal” to the United States and were segregated to the Tule Lake incarceration center.
Non-alien A term occasionally used by the government to refer to the Nisei. The term evaded the fact that they were US citizens.
Non-combatant A member of the armed forces whose duties do not include fighting.
Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) An enlisted member of the armed forces who, without being given a commission, has been appointed to a position of authority over other enlisted members.
Non-immigrant An alien who has been granted the right by the government to reside temporarily in the US.
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