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The Present: A Gift from the Past to the Future*

Sean Hamamoto

When all is said and done, and as dust begins to settle over the past eight weeks of a profound educational journey, I realize how beneficial this Nikkei Community Internship has been. To be brief, this has been an amazing learning experience. But to be brief would be to do …

The JABA Legacy Project: Legal Legends in the Nikkei Community

Janice Fukai: Justice for All

Sean Hamamoto

As her title suggests, Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender Janice Y. Fukai defends members of the public in court who have been accused of criminal acts. As the Alternate Public Defender, Ms. Fukai heads a county office comprised of 300 employees, including over 200 attorneys who represent criminal defendants that …

2013 Nikkei Community Internship: From Step to Leap


The Nikkei Community Internship is an eight-week statewide program that allows college students to experience the exciting realm of the workplace and learn all that is necessary to become the …

The JABA Legacy Project: Legal Legends in the Nikkei Community

Rose Ochi: On Selfless Service

Sean Hamamoto

“You need to, as an organization or as an individual, find ways to support individuals in the community.”

Nikkei Chronicles #2—Nikkei+: Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race

4-Sei What? That’s Mixed Up

Sean Hamamoto

At home, I speak Japanese. At school, I speak English. And at times, I speak both. The two languages are thrown in a verbal potpourri few can understand. I am a bilingual, fourth generation Japanese-American. But English is my favorite subject. As you can probably tell, my English and Japanese …

JABA Legal Clinic: Cures and Connections

Sean Hamamoto

As the Nikkei Community Intern for the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), I was given the opportunity to volunteer at JABA’s free legal clinic on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

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