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Nikkei Chronicles #8—Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

A Full Immersion in Today’s LA (Area) Japanese American Community

Kayla Tanaka

Being of only Japanese ancestry and growing up in the South Bay (Torrance) I have never questioned whether or not I belonged to the Japanese American community. My generational identity is that I am Yonsei (fraternal) and Shin-Nisei (maternal), which put me in situations where I am more “Japanese” than …

The JABA Legacy Project: Judge Holly J. Fujie—An Inspirational Woman Who Was Herself Inspired by Japanese American History and Community

Kayla Tanaka

Tad Nakamura, His Life and FSN 1972

Kayla Tanaka

Los Angeles’s Japanese American community has always been ‘home’ to filmmaker, Tad Nakamura. Growing up in West LA and playing basketball with other Japanese American children is where Tad felt that he truly had a sense of belonging. Being involved with the Japanese American community from a young age, all …

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2019 Nikkei Community Internship inter placed with the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) and Japanese American National Museum (JANM).
Born and raised in Torrance, CA as oldest daughter to Kevin Tanaka (sansei) and Kay Tanaka (shin-isei), making me a yonsei, shin-nisei?

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