299 Park Avenue 18FL
Attendance is limited to 40 people. If you are interested in attending, please contact JASSI for more information:
Japanese American Social Services, Inc.
100 Gold Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10038
The Japanese Education Center (JEC) is conducting research about how Japanese youths adjust to living in the United States and would value your participation.
Adolescence is a period in which individuals go through a challenging task of identity formation, group affiliation and achieving autonomy. Growing up in a very different culture can be particularly difficult due to a large cultural gap. At times, Japanese and Japanese-descended adolescents living in U.S. experience acculturative stress and cultural maladjustment. It is important that parents, teachers and school counselors have a good understanding of their experience to better help them. Such knowledge will assist them in improving ways they help and guide their students and in designing better programs to serve them.The purpose of this research is to better understand the experience of Japanese and Japanese-descended adolescents. It examines how their acculturative experience and other factors may be related to their psychological well-being and good functioning.