Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

Welcome to the 10th edition of Nikkei Chronicles! Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities takes a look at intergenerational relationships in Nikkei communities around the world, with a particular focus on the emerging younger generations of Nikkei and how they connect (or don’t) with their roots and with older generations. Through your stories, we hope to gain insight into how global Nikkei communities are evolving overall.

What are relations like among the generations in your community? How have things changed, and how have they not? Who are some fascinating younger Nikkei that you know, and what are they up to? How do you see your community evolving, and what kind of legacies do you want to leave? Personal stories, memoirs, interviews/Q&As, essays, research, reviews, and other forms of prose addressing these rich topics are all welcome.

Submissions will be accepted from May 1 until September 30, 2021, at 6 p.m. PDT.

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Houve um tempo em que tomávamos refrigerante em garrafas de vidro. Antes do uso inconsequente do plástico descartável, ia-se até o fornecedor de bebidas com o engradado repleto de recipientes vazios e trocávamos por outros cheios. Meu avô comprava sempre as garrafas individuais verdes de guaraná e as deixava na geladeira, esperando a visita dos netos. O som do gás saindo quando o abridor levantava a tampinha é capaz até hoje de me levar de volta àquela cozinha, menina ainda ao lado daquele senhor forte que mal falava a mesma língua que eu, mas que me fazia entender que eu …

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Los impactos socioculturales de la inmigración japonesa en el Perú

¿Cómo ha influido la inmigración japonesa en la sociedad peruana? La hipótesis de esta investigación es que la inmigración japonesa al Perú ha influido socioculturalmente a través de aportes, costumbres y hábitos que se mantienen en nuestra vida cotidiana hasta la actualidad.


Discriminación hacia los descendientes japoneses

La discriminación hacia los descendientes japoneses se ha dado desde la época de la Inmigración Japonesa al Perú hasta la actualidad. A medida que la comunidad japonesa crecía, los peruanos comenzaron a ver a los japoneses como una amenaza. Se inició un sentimiento de inquietud que …

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Life with Grandpa Toyoji & Grandma Kii Imai - Part 2

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Grandmother Kii Imai (1873-1964) displayed her humbleness, respect for all forms of life, her debt of gratitude for everything, and her meekness. She was not as well educated formally as grandfather, but yet understood the nature of man and lived a life of gratitude. She greeted everyone with a deep bow, always with a smiling face. Unlike grandpa, she was the one who tilled the soil and took care of the back yard garden and grew vegetables for the family. She even taught me to sharpen the hoe using a flat file. She would put present …

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