全米日系人博物館

(Japanese American National Museum)

全米日系人博物館は、カリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスに位置し、日系アメリカ人の体験談を語り継ぐことを目的とした博物館としては、全米で最大のものです。ディスカバー・ニッケイは、当博物館の企画プロジェクトです。

(2007年5月 更新) 

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Japanese American National Museum Magazine

A Trunk Full of Stories:  The Shogo Myaida Collection

In 1990, two years before the Japanese American National Museum opened to the public, curator Brian Niiya looked through a shabby old trunk in Albertson, New York. An elderly Japanese American gentleman and his wife had recently died. Neighbor and family friend Gloria Massimo had preserved the trunk full of lette…

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An Unusual Childhood - A Profile of Suki Terada Ports

Suki Setsuko Terada Ports is an outspoken woman with an infectious laugh and a straightforward manner. She is well known in New York as a dedicated and tireless activist. Ports has devoted much of her life to community service. In recent years most of her time has been spent helping to create AIDS projects, inclu…

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Japanese American National Museum Magazine

Community Activism A Family Tradition - Profile of Umeko Kawamoto

Umeko Kawamoto is a bright-eyed woman with a radiant smile who enjoys reminiscing about San Diego’s thriving Japanese American community in the years before World War II. She recalls the prewar Japantown, in what is now downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, as a bustling neighborhood that included grocery store…

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There Wasn’t Anything to Be Afraid of In Those Days – Profile of Aiko Owashi

Aiko Owashi, like so many Nisei women, begins an interview with the claim that her life is not interesting; nothing much ever happened to her. She acknowledges that her family is “deeply rooted” in San Diego, and soon is telling stories that illuminate a remarkable history.

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He Kept the Boat Alive – Profile by Harold Ikemura

Harold Ikemura loves to tell stories about his years in the fishing fleet. At 83, he recalls with astonishing detail the particulars of his long life and of his years at sea. “I love fishing,” he says with delight.

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As a teenager, Ikemura went trout fishing along the San G…

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