Discover Nikkei

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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

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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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Remembering through Fire
Recognizing the intersectionality and many-layered aspects of our community, we’re excited th…

Matthew Mejia +1 • May 16, 2024




Featured Stories

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Nikkei Chronicles #5—Nikkei-go: The Language of Family, Community, and Culture
The Chuo Gakuen School: The Seeds of Prestige for the Japanese Community in Mexico
For 72 years, the Chuo Gakuen school has provided Japanese language and cultural education to Nikke…

Sergio Hernández Galindo • June 3, 2016

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Bisa AIKO and her 102nd birthday
“Congratulations, Bisa , on your birthday” and a smiling grandmother AIKO receives, from each of he…

Katsuo Higuchi • Feb. 17, 2023

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Nikkei Chronicles #3—Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?
The Child of a Thousand Generations
The story of my middle name brought pride and also pressure to me at a young age. My middle name is…

Chanda Ishisaka • Nov. 24, 2014

Series

History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times

Ikuo Shinmasu • Aug. 18, 2021 - May 21, 2024

This series explores the history of pre-war Seattle Nikkei immigrants by researching old articles from the online archives of The North American Times, a joint project between the Hokubei Hochi [North American Post] Foundation and the University of Washington (UW) …

Much Mahalos

Lee A. Tonouchi • Oct. 11, 2023 - May 13, 2024

In this series, acclaimed author "Da Pidgin Guerrilla" Lee A. Tonouchi uses the language of Hawai‘i Creole, a.k.a. Pidgin, to talk story with accomplished and up-and coming Japanese/Okinawan Americans from Hawai‘i. Interviewees discuss their passions, their triumphs, as well as their …

Japanese Companies Active in Brazil Today

Tomoko Oura • Oct. 6, 2023 - May 10, 2024

Japanese companies in Brazil have continued to operate even amid the harsh conditions of the pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to calm down and new values ​​aimed at sustainability are required, this series will introduce the current status of …

Canadian Nikkei Artist

Norm Masaji Ibuki +1 • May 28, 2019 - May 6, 2024

Canadian Nikkei Artist series will focus on those in the Japanese Canadian community who are actively involved in the ongoing evolution: the artists, musicians, writers/poets and, broadly speaking, anybody else in the arts who grapples with their sense of identity. …

Dekasegi Story

Laura Honda-Hasegawa • June 18, 2012 - April 18, 2024

In 1988, I read a news article about dekasegi and had an idea: "This might be a good subject for a novel." But I never imagined that I would end up becoming the author of this novel... In 1990, I …

The Amazing Tashiro Family

Greg Robinson • Oct. 13, 2023 - April 12, 2024

This is the story of the Tashiro clan of Cincinnati, New England, North Carolina, and Seattle. Though oddly unheard of today, the Tashiros rank high in the category of diverse and accomplished Japanese American families, whose members distinguished themselves in …