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A Heart to Heart: Carlos Bulosan and Japanese Americans - Part 2

Jonathan van HarmelenGreg Robinson

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A Heart to Heart: Carlos Bulosan and Japanese Americans - Part 1

Jonathan van HarmelenGreg Robinson


Yoshinori Matsuyama: A Transnational Japanese Tenor and Composer in America—Part 2

Greg Robinson

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Yoshinori Matsuyama: A Transnational Japanese Tenor and Composer in America—Part 1

Greg Robinson

In recent decades, Asian-born performers have occupied a visible place in western classical music. These Musicians From a Different Shore, in scholar Mari Yoshihara’s phrase, have included renowned soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Mitsuko Uchida, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Kyung-Wah Chung, and Lang Lang, conductors such as Seiji Ozawa and Myung-whun …

Tetsu Komai: The Story of The Man You Love to Hate

Greg Robinson


When Danger Flew East: The Career of Miki Morita

Greg Robinson

One of the most fascinating, and most poignant, stories of Nikkei performers in the “golden age” of Hollywood is that of Miki Morita (AKA Mike Morita). While he never achieved the stardom of Sessue Hayakawa, he appeared in some 50 films in 1930s Hollywood. He also distinguished himself by his …

The Ichioka Women - Part 2: Achievement and Conflict

Greg Robinson

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The Ichioka Women - Part 1: The Story of Toshia Mori

Greg Robinson


Japanese Canadians: Race, Religion, and Confinement

Greg Robinson

The current exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum, entitled Sutra and Bible: Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration, centers on the role of religion in the wartime Japanese American experience. It follows on the work of scholars such as Duncan Ryuken Williams, Anne Blankenship, and Beth Hessel, …

The Kai family: A Transnational Nisei Story - Part 2

Greg Robinson

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I am a native New Yorker who is Professor of History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal, a French-language institution in Montreal, Canada. In addition to writing multiple books on Japanese American and Japanese Caandian history, I write the regular historical column "The Great Unknown" for the NICHI BEI WEEKLY newspaper.

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  • community history
  • Japantowns

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