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My Name is Neal
A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese descent.

Neal Yamamoto • Nov. 24, 2007 - June 29, 2024

11th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest
Each year, the Little Tokyo Historical Society’s Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest heightens awareness of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo by challenging both …

Monique Hayes +3 • June 3, 2024 - June 24, 2024

Japanese Companies Active in Brazil Today
Japanese companies in Brazil have continued to operate even amid the harsh conditions of the pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic …

Tomoko Oura • Oct. 6, 2023 - June 23, 2024

Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column
Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column is a space for the Nikkei community to share stories through diverse writings on culture, …

Amina Abuthahir +130 • Dec. 15, 2016 - June 20, 2024

On Nikkei
What is Nikkei? Ryusuke Kawai, a non-fiction writer who translated "No-No Boy," covers a variety of topics related to Nikkei, …

Ryusuke Kawai • Feb. 11, 2022 - June 14, 2024

Much Mahalos
In this series, acclaimed author "Da Pidgin Guerrilla" Lee A. Tonouchi uses the language of Hawai‘i Creole, a.k.a. Pidgin, to talk …

Lee A. Tonouchi • Oct. 11, 2023 - June 6, 2024

History of Seattle Nikkei Immigrants from The North American Times
This series explores the history of pre-war Seattle Nikkei immigrants by researching old articles from the online archives of The …

Ikuo Shinmasu • Aug. 18, 2021 - May 21, 2024

Canadian Nikkei Artist
Canadian Nikkei Artist series will focus on those in the Japanese Canadian community who are actively involved in the ongoing …

Norm Masaji Ibuki +1 • May 28, 2019 - May 6, 2024

Dekasegi Story
In 1988, I read a news article about dekasegi and had an idea: "This might be a good subject for …

Laura Honda-Hasegawa • June 18, 2012 - April 18, 2024

The Amazing Tashiro Family
This is the story of the Tashiro clan of Cincinnati, New England, North Carolina, and Seattle. Though oddly unheard of …

Greg Robinson • Oct. 13, 2023 - April 12, 2024

Excerpts from In Search of Hiroshi
This series presents excerpts from Gene Oishi’s memoir about his lifelong struggle to claim both his Japanese and American identities …

Ana Iwataki +1 • March 3, 2024 - March 24, 2024

Exile and Back: The Story of the Hirai Family
This series narrates the history of the Hyoshiro and Fujiye Hirai family, especially focusing on the two sons, Shig (Shigeru) and …

Stan Kirk • Jan. 21, 2024 - Feb. 25, 2024

Power of Our Stories
This series features projects that help to preserve and share Nikkei stories in different ways—through blogs, websites, social media, podcasts, …

Anne Brice +11 • Aug. 30, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2024

Japanese in Chicago before the war
Until now, the history of Japanese immigration has been told mainly from Hawaii and the West Coast. This is probably …

Takako Day • Sept. 14, 2022 - Feb. 7, 2024

Tokita Tales
This series shares personal, touching stories of Shokichi “Shox” Tokita’s family, which includes their incarceration in Minidoka concentration camp, his …

Shokichi “Shox” Tokita • Nov. 10, 2021 - Jan. 19, 2024

The Legacy of Isamu Tashiro: Nisei from Hawaii in Chicago
During the 1910’s, many Hawai‘i Nisei relocated to Chicago to start new lives and looked forward to bright futures. One …

Takako Day • Dec. 10, 2023 - Jan. 14, 2024

Nikkei View
This series presents selections from Gil Asakawa’s “Nikkei View: The Asian American Blog,” which presents a Japanese American perspective on …

Gil Asakawa • Dec. 3, 2009 - Nov. 30, 2023

Home Leaver: A Japanese American Search for Belonging
This series consists of reflective essays on Japanese American identity and search for belonging based upon the author’s recent experiences …

Lon Kurashige • April 28, 2023 - Nov. 24, 2023

Nikkei Chronicles #12—Growing Up Nikkei: Connecting with Our Heritage
Our theme for the 12th edition of Nikkei Chronicles—Growing Up Nikkei: Connecting with Our Heritage—asked participants to reflect upon several …

Edna Hiromi Ogihara Cardoso +13 • July 14, 2023 - Nov. 16, 2023

The Power of Irei
A series of articles related to the Irei: The National Monument for the World War II Japanese American Incarceration, a three-part installation …

Sharon Yamato • Nov. 27, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2023

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