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Recollections

Christine Kitano +1 • July 18, 2024

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Nikkei Chronicles #13—Nikkei Names 2: Grace, Graça, Graciela, Megumi?
Kinky, Ken-boh, Gacha-ba
The old cliche, “What’s in a name?” Names like “Mad Dog” and “S…

Chuck Tasaka • July 17, 2024



Interview with the Venerable Jisen Oshiro: “Meditation is Returning Home, to the Origin”
The Venerable Jisen Oshiro, nun of the Sotoshu Zen school, is director of the Soto Zen Peru commu…

Natalia Yoza • July 14, 2024


My Name is Neal
Journal Entry #24 Little Hours: "Intention > Actualization..."
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese desc…

Neal Yamamoto • July 13, 2024

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On Nikkei
Part 48: What is Japaneseness?
Is it nationality or lineage that's the issue? With the Paris Olympics just around the corner, t…

Ryusuke Kawai • July 12, 2024

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Featured Interviews

Monica Teisher
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Monica Teisher

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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Mitsuye Yamada

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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Venancio Shinki

We go to America (Spanish)

(b. 1932-2016) Peruvian painter

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Ryoichi Kodama
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Ryoichi Kodama

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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