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History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times
Chapter 21—Contribution to the Community Chest Fund in Seattle
In the last chapter, I wrote about the Nihonjin-kai which supported the Japanese community and this…

Ikuo Shinmasu • July 24, 2024


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Dekasegi Story
Episode 47 (Part II): “I want to go back, but I can't...”
Lea part I Eidi had returned a week ago, but the family still felt uncomfortable interacting with …

• July 23, 2024


Nikkei Chronicles #13—Nikkei Names 2: Grace, Graça, Graciela, Megumi?
The Power of a Name
My full name is Sydney Hana Haupt. I was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Japanese American mo…

Sydney Haupt • July 22, 2024


The Japanese Diaspora in Japan—Part 1
What Does It Mean to Be Japanese? What does it mean to be Nikkei, a member of the Japanese diaspor…

Lewis Miesen • July 21, 2024

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My Name is Neal
Journal Entry #First Activated in 1958: "True A.I...."
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese desc…

Neal Yamamoto • July 20, 2024

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Japanese Companies Active in Brazil Today
Part 19: Tunibra IMG: Support for expatriate residence permits
In the 19th installment of this series, we spoke with Akira Komiya (66, Kanagawa Prefecture), one…

Tomoko Oura • July 19, 2024

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Featured Interviews

Monica Teisher
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Monica Teisher

Grandfather migrating to Colombia

(b.1974) Japanese Colombian who currently resides in the United States

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Mitsuye Yamada
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Mitsuye Yamada

Her mother came to the U.S. with a group of picture brides

(b. 1923) Japanese American poet, activist

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Venancio Shinki
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Venancio Shinki

We go to America (Spanish)

(b. 1932-2016) Peruvian painter

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Ryoichi Kodama
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Ryoichi Kodama

Moving to Brazil wanting to see the world (Japanese)

Kasato-maru immigrants

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Real People on Video Listen to the stories of Nikkei from around the world through life history video interviews. An Issei pioneer from Brazil, a woman incarcerated in Canada during World War II, a professional taiko performer, a former U.S. state governor ...these are some of the real people who share their life experiences from the Nikkei perspective.

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