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Nima of the Month

ednaih (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Edna Horiuchi is a retired third grade teacher. She enjoys traveling and is trying to learn Japanese. She has been contributing articles to Discover Nikkei since 2017, submitting stories for four Nikkei Chronicles series.

Edna recently became a volunteer writer for Discover Nikkei. She has already written an article about artist Miné Okubo, and is currently working on an interview with performing artist and activist Nobuko Miyamoto. We look forward to working with her more in the future!

What do you like about Discover Nikkei?

I like that Discover Nikkei publishes a wide range of topics from a variety of authors and in different languages, too. It is so interesting to read about other people’s family stories and to learn about little known topics.

What made you decide to volunteer for Discover Nikkei?

I enjoy writing and thought it would be fun to be assigned different stories. Since I recently retired, I now have the time to do this.

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