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Nikkei Community Internship: An Internship of a Lifetime

Laura Kato

I vividly remember the night that I called my friend from my school’s Nikkei Student Union about an internship that he had gotten the past summer. He told me about all of the inspirational people he was able to meet, all of the long-lasting friendships he made, and all of …

The JABA Legacy Project: Patricia Kinaga—Attorney, Activist, and Mother Who Has Given a Voice to Those Who Don’t Have One

Laura Kato

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

Warren Kato: Judge, Former Attorney, But Most of All a Father and Role Model

Laura Kato

I have read articles in the past trying to explain the difference between a father and a dad. To some, a “father” is defined as “a man in relation to his children,” whereas a “dad” is someone who you can hang out with, is there to play sports with you, …

The Power of Words: They Are Stronger Than They Seem

Laura Kato

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, President Trump was quick to call this virus the “Chinese virus” or “kung-flu”. The use of these terms in widespread media conditioned many to believe that all Asians are to blame for the pandemic. Due to this racist rhetoric, Asians, along with …

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Laura Kato is a rising third year at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Philosophy with minors in Political Science and Business Administration. She is the current Nikkei Community Intern working closely with the Japanese American Bar Association and the Japanese American National Museum. She mainly focuses on research, writing articles, and interviewing individuals that are apart of the Japanese American Community in order to bring awareness to this community.

Laura has grown up in the Japanese American community through Asian League and other various organizations. She is the upcoming president of her school's Nikkei Student Union. She hopes that through the knowledge and experiences gained through the NCI internship and other opportunities, she can go into studying criminal law in order to help better not only this community, but also the world.

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