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*The term “Nima” comes from combining Nikkei and nakama (Japanese for “colleagues”, or “fellows”, or “circle”).

Nima of the Month

TTPM (Hyōgo, Japan)

Tuney-Tosheia P. McDaniels is a chemical disaster educator in Japan, educating on the risks of harmful and beneficial impacts of chemistry and chemical substances, including periodically to English learners in Japan.

She has been contributing articles to Discover Nikkei since 2021, ranging from economic uncertainty to the stigmatization of atomic bomb survivors to her own sense of identity—all from the unique perspective of someone of mixed race who grew up in the United States, but now lives in Japan.

She began volunteering for Discover Nikkei in Fall 2021. She helps with reviewing and editing article submissions. We look forward to continuing to work with her in the future!

What do you like about Discover Nikkei?

Discover Nikkei is a community that connects people with Japanese ancestry from different parts of the world you wouldn’t expect them to live in. Whether you have full or partial Japanese ancestry, this community has a place for everyone.

What do you like most about volunteering for Discover Nikkei?

I enjoy having access to interesting articles before they’re shared with the rest of the Nikkei community. While I’m editing, I’m learning and being motivated by so many writers’ stories. I believe that all it takes is one “Ah hah!” moment to change your life for the better. Perhaps my “Ah hah!” moment will come from one of the amazing stories I edit!

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