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As we have seen with all immigrant groups, cultural traditions fade and children assimilate to the U.S. culture.  The adoption of our consumerist culture has its impact on the family and one’s health.  For some reason, the ills of our consumerist culture have not been as damaging to the Japanese immigrant group.  “As cultural traditions fade, the contemporary Japanese American family seems to continue the success story. The divorce rate has been low, although it is probably rising. Similar conclusions apply to crime, delinquency, and reported mental illness. Data on all types of social disorganization show that Japanese Americans have a lower incidence of such behavior than all other minorities; it also is lower than that of Whites.”(Schaefer, 2014, p. 226).

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