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Nikkei Chronicles #12—Growing Up Nikkei: Connecting with Our Heritage
An Albuquerque Childhood
I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the 1960’s. My parents had grown up in Hawaii, co…

Edna Horiuchi • Nov. 3, 2023


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Tokita Tales
A Lifetime Christmas Gift
As I mentioned before, my mother was widowed at age 41 with eight children, ages two to 14. We live…

Shokichi “Shox” Tokita • Dec. 23, 2022


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My Name is Neal
Journal Entry #7-Year-Old Me: "I Was Very Curious..."
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese desc…

Neal Yamamoto • July 2, 2022


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My Name is Neal
Journal Entry #5 Existential Queries: "WTF, Right?..."
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese desc…

Neal Yamamoto • May 21, 2022


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Nikkei Chronicles #6—Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture
Natto: A Love Story
I love natto. But it wasn’t always that way. My mom gave me my first taste when I was aroun…

Marsha Takeda-Morrison • Oct. 10, 2017


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Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 4
Read Part 3 >> WINTER: Winter fun almost equaled summer activities except for the below…

Chuck Tasaka • March 27, 2017



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Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 2
Read Part 1 >> SUMMER: No wonder, many of the children couldn’t wait to get out of sch…

Chuck Tasaka • March 13, 2017


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Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 1
Post-war babies born in the internment camps should be considered the ‘Lucky Ones’? The…

Chuck Tasaka • March 6, 2017


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How I Fell in Love with Fresno
My godmother, aka my Auntie Kiyo, was originally from Fresno. But after the war, she ended up in Ne…

Susan Ito • Feb. 29, 2016


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