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.

For each interviewee, there are a selection of clips that share about specific subjects or memories. Explore by interviewees or search for specific topics or keywords.

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This guide will give you the fundamental knowledge you will need to conduct your own oral history interview.

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