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PechaKucha Nite: Innovative Nikkei Projects


Discover Nikkei presents "PechaKucha Nite: Innovative Nikkei Project" on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum of the Japanese American National Museum. The program featured six presentations -- Craig …

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The 21st Century Museum: Significant artifacts selected by Japanese American National Museum Volunteers


Japanese American National Museum staff and interns worked with volunteers to create a series of 30-second digital video shorts sharing the volunteer’s personal stories related to artifacts from the exhibition …

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The Heart Mountain Barracks Project


In 1942, hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans, living on the West Coast were forced to live in internment camps due to Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066.  After the …

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Mitsuru Grill


These are photos of Mitsuru Grill on 1st Street of the Little Tokyo disrtrict in Los Angeles. The restaurant serves American and Japanese dishes as well as fusion food. The …

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Rafu Bussan Inc. Little Tokyo


Rafu Bussan Inc. is a spacious Oriental import store that carries various Japanese items such as gifts, chinaware, artwork, cookingware, etc. that is located on E Second Street in Little …

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Koraku Japanese Restaurant 314 East 2nd Street


Koraku Japanese Restaurant was opened in 1976 as the first authentic Japanese ramen restaurant in the United States. In 1986, it's present owner Mr. Yamauchi purchased the establishment with a …

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Tanabata at JANM 2009


After witnessing the beautifully elaborate Tanabata decorations in Sao Paulo, the Discover Nikkei staff who went to Brazil in 2007 asked, Yoshihito Yonezawa, president of Nanka Miyagi Kenjinkai if he …

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"Kenjinkai: Past, Present, and Future" on March 28, 2009 at Japanese American National Museum


The public program “Kenjinkai: Past, Present, and Future” was held on March 28, 2009 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. Since the Japanese began migrating to …

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Bunkado: Gifts and Music


Bunkado, meaning “House of Culture” was founded in 1945 by Tokio Ueyama and his wife Suye. Suye and Tokio had just been released from the internment camps, meaning that Tokio …

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Discover Nikkei Community Collage - March 2009


On March 14, 2009, Discover Nikkei invited attendees of the Target Free Family Saturday "Say Cheese!" event at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles to participate in a …

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