Nima Voices: Episode 9—Greg Robinson

Guest host Lisa Doi, a curatorial assistant at the Japanese American National Museum, will be talking with Greg Robinson, a noted author and scholar of Japanese and Canadian American history, about his connections to Discover Nikkei and some of his favorite stories from his book.

Watch live on the Discover Nikkei YouTube channel or Facebook on July 12 at 5 p.m. (PDT)

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Ben Fukuzaki Collection (2002.1)

Color silent amateur footage (1940's-early 1950's) taken by Terminal Island resident Ben Fukuzaki, primarily of the Japanese American community in and around Fish Harbor, Terminal Island, and San Pedro, California. V. 57: Amateur footage taken by Terminal Islander Ben Fukuzaki on fishing boat. The edited film includes sequences of the …


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Nima of the Month

traciakemi (California, United States)

traci kato-kiriyama (tkk) is a performer, actor, writer, author, educator, and art+community organizer. She recently published Navigating With(out) Instruments, a book of poetry, micro essays, and notes to self. tkk also narrates for audiobooks, recently recording her 13th title, The Fervor, by Alma Katsu, acknowledged by The New York Times’ “6 Audiobooks to Listen to Now.” Her recording of Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba and Avery Fischer Udagawa garnered tkk an Earphone Award and an Audie Award nomination.

tkk is also a performer and principal writer for PULLproject Ensemble, Director/Co-Founder of Tuesday Night Project; a core artist of Vigilant Love; a longtime supporter of Okaeri; and a lead organizer with the Nikkei Progressives/NCRR Reparations Committee and the newly formed National Nikkei Reparations Coalition.

tkk has curated Discover Nikkei’s Nikkei Uncovered monthly poetry column since December 2016, hosted Nikkei Uncovered virtual poetry readings in 2020 and 2021, and was previously selected Nima of the Month in August 2013.

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