Definitions for kibeiˈkiˈbeɪ

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  1. kibei(Noun)

    A Japanese-American who is born in the United States but primarily educated in Japan.

  2. Origin: From 帰米 (kibei, "to go home").


  1. Kibei

    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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