Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families and Communities

For the 10th edition of the Nikkei Chronicles, we are calling for stories from multiple generations and communities of Nikkei. We are interested in intergenerational relationships as well as the emerging younger generations of Nikkei and how they connect with their roots.

Submit “Nikkei Generations” stories by September 30, 2021

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Album of the Week

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Nikkei Farmers of the Hood River Area

The Nikkei community of Hood River was one of the largest and earliest established Japanese communities in the state of Oregon. Agriculture has been a significant part of the culture which is still carried on today by many families, but this history required integration, struggle and perseverance. This collection is …

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Nima-kai Community

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Nima of the Month

aldenmhayashi (United States)

Alden M. Hayashi is a Sansei who was born and raised in Honolulu, but now lives in Boston. After writing about science, technology, and business for more than 30 years, he has recently begun writing fiction to preserve stories of the Nikkei experience. His first novel, Two Nails, One Love, was published last month. His website:

Alden began contributing stories on Discover Nikkei in August, including a submission for the Nikkei Generations special series. We hope to share more from him in the future!

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