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From the interior of São Paulo to the roads of the world
From Yamanashi province, Japan, to Brazil. Cecilia Kondo's parents, aged 59, settled in Pereira Bar…

Tatiana Maebuchi • May 22, 2024


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History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times
Chapter 20 (Part 2)—The Japanese Association, a Support for Japanese American Community
Read Part 1 >> Abolition of the distribution of the certification guarantee fee The funding…

Ikuo Shinmasu • May 21, 2024


History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times
Chapter 20 (Part 1)—The Japanese Association, a Support for Japanese American Community
In the last chapter, I covered the topic of prefectural associations (Kenjinkai). The focus of this…

Ikuo Shinmasu • May 20, 2024


Ken Nakazawa Rediscovered
Part II—Prewar Cultural Arbiter
Read Part I >> Although Ken Nakazawa achieved a modicum of public fame in the 1920s from his…

Greg Robinson • May 19, 2024


My Name is Neal
Journal Entry #21 Consonants to Work With: "Canine Queries..."
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese desc…

Neal Yamamoto • May 18, 2024


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Featured Interviews

Monica Teisher
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Teisher,Monica

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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Yamada,Mitsuye

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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Shinki,Venancio

We go to America (Spanish)

(b. 1932-2016) Peruvian painter

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Ryoichi Kodama
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Kodama,Ryoichi

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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