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A wonderful challenge: reflections on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
It is wonderful what human beings can do when they set their minds to it. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Ga…

Graciela Nakachi Morimoto • May 24, 2024


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Japanese Companies Active in Brazil Today
No. 15 Global logistics company Nippon Express Brazil
In the 15th episode, we spoke with Tomomi Takimoto, President of Nippon Express (NX) Brazil. Fou…

Tomoko Oura • May 23, 2024


From the interior of São Paulo to the roads of the world
From Yamanashi province, Japan, to Brazil. Cecilia Kondo's parents, aged 59, settled in Pereira Bar…

Tatiana Maebuchi • May 22, 2024


History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times
Chapter 20 (Part 2)—The Japanese Association, a Support for Japanese American Community
Read Part 1 >> Abolition of the distribution of the certification guarantee fee The funding…

Ikuo Shinmasu • May 21, 2024


History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times
Chapter 20 (Part 1)—The Japanese Association, a Support for Japanese American Community
In the last chapter, I covered the topic of prefectural associations (Kenjinkai). The focus of this…

Ikuo Shinmasu • May 20, 2024


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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Featured Interviews

Monica Teisher
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Teisher,Monica

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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Yamada,Mitsuye

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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Shinki,Venancio

We go to America (Spanish)

(b. 1932-2016) Peruvian painter

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Ryoichi Kodama
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Kodama,Ryoichi

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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