ミア・ナカジ・モニエ

(Mia Nakaji Monnier)

ロサンゼルスを拠点に活動するライター、編集者。カリフォルニアで日本人の母とアメリカ人の父のもとに生まれる。京都、バーモント州の小さな町、テキサス州の郊外など、11の異なる都市や町に住んだ経験がある。ミア・ナカジ・モニエへの問い合わせ、本人執筆による記事の閲覧はこちらから:mianakajimonnier.com

(2015年7月 更新) 

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Eagles of Heart Mountain, Bradford Pearson Uses Football As a ‘Trojan Horse’

In Eagles of Heart Mountain, football is all but pretext. The book, journalist Bradford Pearson’s debut, follows the high-school football team that formed at the Heart Mountain concentration camp during World War II. Despite being made up mostly of boys who had never played football before their arrival a…

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Interview with a Nikkei forager: mushroom hunting with Sayuri Shinya

On still-damp, foggy mornings after the rain has cleared, Sayuri Shinya and her husband drive from their home in the San Francisco Bay Area and into the woods, looking for mushrooms. Shinya began forging five years ago, when she met her husband, who grew up in Germany and has hunted for mushrooms since childhood.…

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“Thirty Minutes Over Oregon” Introduces Children to the Complexity of War and Friendship

When we talk about World War II, it’s often in terms of major milestones: the racist incarceration of Japanese Americans; the bombings of Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. But there are infinite smaller-scale stories that many of us will never hear, like that of Nobuo Fujita, a Japanese pilot sent on a…

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Author Andrea Tsurumi on kindness and the role of uncertainty in art and cultural identity - Part 2

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Monnier: How do you describe your identity when you describe yourself? What words do you like?

Tsurumi: Well, it depends on who I'm talking to or why I'm describing it. If it's with a friend or somebody I'm close with or in the context of this interview, it's a longer conversation, right?…

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Author Andrea Tsurumi on kindness and the role of uncertainty in art and cultural identity - Part 1

In the undersea world of Andrea Tsurumi’s new picture book, Crab Cake, the community has a steady rhythm: “ Seahorse pretends to be seaweed…Parrotfish crunches coral and poops sand…Pufferfish puffs up…And crab bakes cakes.” When a (human-caused) disaster brings this routine …

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