Asian Americans are Americans with Asian ancestry. Their parents or ancestorsmigrated from Asia but Asian Americans are born in the United States. The majority of Asian Americans have ancestry from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. Asian Americans make up about 5.7 percent of the American population. Of the different Asian ethnic groups in America, the Chinese, Indians, and Filipino Americans have the highest numbers, at 23 percent, 20 percent, and 18 percent respectively. The Asian American population grew more than 45 percent between 2000 and 2010, and they are still the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States.
Have you ever been to any of the countries listed above?
Yes, I have been to Japan. I really enjoyed my trip there. English is not widely spoken there and it was a challenge getting around the country as most of the signs are in Japanese. Most of the locals also do not speak English. The thing that made the biggest impression on me was the public transportation system in Japan. I especially enjoyed riding the train. It was so convenient. I would love to visit Japan again one day but it will not be any time soon because it will cost an arm and a leg.