, literally means "2nd generation
." In the US
, this term is most commonly used to denote a person born
to a Japanese couple that immigrated
to the US
. Compare to "issei
" (1st generation) and "sansei
" (third generation).
Nisei (and issei, sansei, so forth) can also be used to mean 'the 2nd' - e.g. as in Queen Elizabeth II.