Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families and Communities

For the 10th edition of the Nikkei Chronicles, we are calling for stories from multiple generations and communities of Nikkei. We are interested in intergenerational relationships as well as the emerging younger generations of Nikkei and how they connect with their roots.

Submit “Nikkei Generations” stories by September 30, 2021

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Nima-kai Traditions: Matsuri

Share your Nikkei Matsuri photos!


Every year, Nikkei communities around the world gather together for fun cultural activities and food. These matsuri (festivals) often celebrate specific occasions such as Tanabata and Obon. Major cultural festivals are also organized annually by local organizations such as …
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Nima-kai Community

Join the Discover Nikkei global community, where our Nima connect and share! Our Nima-kai community includes people around the world interested in learning about and sharing the Nikkei experience. Meet some of our Nima:

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Nima of the Month

kreativitea (Tōkyō, Japan)

Mike Omoto is a Yonsei, originally from Southern California, now living in Japan, working as Engineering Manager for Google Maps full time. He previously taught English as an ALT in Japan. He is member emeritus of the organizing committee for Copani San Fransisco 2019, and a regular attendee of Copani and Kaigai Nikkeijin Taikai.

Mike began as a volunteer translator for Discover Nikkei, but now serves as a technical consultant. He was largely responsible for the implementation of the recent major upgrade of our website’s infrastructure.

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