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

アメリカ人のお宅 (American Otaku)

Jackson Bliss

When I was a boy, I felt disconnected from the kids in Northern Michigan. I played with Star Wars action figures and Japanese robots, creating intricate storylines inside my head about galactic invasion. Sometimes, I flipped through manga my parents brought back from Japan, even though I couldn’t read kanji …

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Hapa fiction writer (+ Nisei) published in Tin House, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Kartika Review, Fiction, Quarterly West, Connecticut Review, African American Review, QA8, Notre Dame Review, Fiction International, ZYZZYVA, the Good Men Project, News (Australia) + Stand (UK), among others. You can find me at:

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns

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