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Latest Stories

Who Was The First Japanese Immigrant to Canada?
Manzo Nagano—Part 1
Reconciling Conflicting Claims Japanese began settling in Canada in the late 19th and early 20th c…

Ann-Lee Switzer +1 • April 14, 2024

My Name is Neal
Journal Entry #First Uttered in 1600's: "Modern Golems..."
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese desc…

Neal Yamamoto • April 13, 2024

The Amazing Tashiro Family
Part 6: Sabro and Arthur Tashiro - Multitalented Brothers
In this column, I will round out my history of the amazing family of Aijiro and Nao Tashiro by disc…

Greg Robinson • April 12, 2024

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Featured Interviews


Yoshitaro Amano, Forced to Return to Japan by Prisoner of War Exchange Ship (Japanese)

(b. 1929) President of Amano Museum


The origin of name Kishi Bashi

(b. 1975) Musician, composer, and songwriter


Father owned a café in Minot, North Dakota

(1928 - 2008) Drafted into both the Japanese Imperial Army and the U.S. Army.

Schneider,Jean Hamako

The Origin of my Name (Japanese)

(b. 1925) War bride

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.

Upcoming Events

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024 Anaheim, California, United States
Hanamatsuri Festival at Orange County Buddhist Church


April 20, 2024 Los Angeles, United States
Book Launch—Corky Lee’s Asian America


April 21, 2024 Los Angeles, California, United States
JANM Book Club: My Lost Freedom with George Takei


April 27, 2024 Gardena, California, United States
5th Annual Okinawan Craft Fair


April 27, 2024 Los Angeles, California, United States
The Importance of Telling the Japanese American Resisters’ Story


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