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Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

Oh, Bachan, How Your Garden Grows

Kyra Karatsu

The longer my father and I navigate the Inglewood Cemetery, the more comical it becomes.

Zoom & Zoni: How the Nikkei Community Celebrated the New Year

Kyra Karatsu

To put it simply, Oshogatsu looked a little bit different this year.

The Commodification of Asian Americans

Kyra Karatsu

It is strange to be a commodity.

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Kyra Karatsu is a Japanese-German Yonsei who grew up about an hour from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo -- a site that she frequently visited with her Nisei (and longtime JANM volunteer) grandmother, Mary. Kyra is a third-year college student and is majoring in Communication. In addition to school and work, she enjoys writing for Discover Nikkei and the Rafu Shimpo.

Nikkei interests

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

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