Definitions for kibeiˈkiˈbeɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(sometimes l.c.) a person of Japanese descent, born in North America but educated mainly in Japan.
Ref: Compare Issei, 1 Nisei, Sansei.
Origin of Kibei:
A Japanese-American who is born in the United States but primarily educated in Japan.
Origin: From 帰米 (kibei, "to go home").
Kibei kibei was a term often used in the 1940s to describe Japanese Americans born in the United States who returned to America after receiving their education in Japan.
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