Why stories matter

Discover, share and inspire! We are defined by the stories we tell and this section is a place for sharing stories of all kinds—from personal experiences and family traditions to community histories and global events. Read about Nikkei experiences, browse through photos or watch a video interview, then share your story on Discover Nikkei!


Listen and discover life experiences from real people of all backgrounds, captured on video, and in their own voices.

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Read about the Nikkei experience from different perspectives. Our articles include personal essays, research papers, human interest stories, opinions and more.

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