ニッケイ物語 #10—ニッケイの世代:家族と コミュニティのつながり

第10回「ニッケイ物語」シリーズにようこそ!「ニッケイの世代:家族とコミュニティのつながり」は、世界中のニッケイ社会における世代間の関係に目を向け、特にニッケイの若い世代が自らのルーツや年配の世代とどのように結びついているのか(あるいは結びついていないのか)という点に焦点を当てます。その過程で、世界中のニッケイ社会がどのように進化しているのか、洞察を得ることができれば幸いです。

あなたのコミュニティの世代間の関係はどのようなものですか? どのように状況は変化し、どのように変化していないでしょうか? 魅力的なニッケイの若者をご存じですか?その若者は何をしている人ですか? あなた自身のニッケイ社会の未来はどうなっていくと思いますか? あなたのコミュニティにどのような遺産を残したいですか? 個人的な物語や回想録、インタビューやQ&A、エッセイ、リサーチ、批評など、さまざまなタイプの投稿をお待ちしています。

受付期間は2021年5月1日から9月30日18時(PDT)までです。

詳細はこちらをご参照ください: 5dn.org/sedai.

* このシリーズは、下記の団体の協力をもって行われています。 

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Life with Grandpa Toyoji & Grandma Kii Imai - Part 2

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Grandmother Kii Imai (1873-1964) displayed her humbleness, respect for all forms of life, her debt of gratitude for everything, and her meekness. She was not as well educated formally as grandfather, but yet understood the nature of man and lived a life of gratitude. She greeted everyone with a deep bow, always with a smiling face. Unlike grandpa, she was the one who tilled the soil and took care of the back yard garden and grew vegetables for the family. She even taught me to sharpen the hoe using a flat file. She would put present …

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Life with Grandpa Toyoji & Grandma Kii Imai - Part 1

PartGrandpa Toyoji (1869-1953--from Niigata, Japan) was unquestionably a unique person, exercising complete freedom and free will. His mannerisms and actions that he displayed, his character that he portrayed, makes me think he was one that no one can ever duplicate. He would be so stern at times, and yet on the other hand he could be very compassionate and caring. Grandfather was never a physical person, in that he was never seen in the back yard garden, nor working with tools, nor involved in any food preparation – he was not a manually oriented individual.

He was indeed a scholar; …

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Yoru no kangaegoto | Night Thoughts

Jyā mata raishū ne!” 

“See you later!”

The Zoom call ends, and I finally head to bed.

Another long day has passed for the both of us. Meetings, deadlines, teaching. Otsukare sama

As I lie on my bed, staring into the dark abyss above, I reflect on how the day went, and the things I need to prepare for tomorrow.

How did we get here? By here, I mean co-founding Japanese for Nikkei and trying to advocate the importance of creating Nikkei spaces for language learners to thrive. For so long, I’ve been trying to run in …

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Fishing with Dad

My first recollection of catching a fish was when my dad took me to the San Joaquin River, just below the massive 544-foot-tall Friant Dam, which is located 20 miles east of Fresno. For a 12-year-old, fishing was boring since I had yet to catch a fish. But Dad taught me how to tie a hook, to bait the hook with salmon eggs, how to cast out the line, and to be patient. So, he sat me down under the concrete bridge over the river as he wandered around the bend of the river where he could find a spot. …

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Ojiichans

Houve um tempo em que tomávamos refrigerante em garrafas de vidro. Antes do uso inconsequente do plástico descartável, ia-se até o fornecedor de bebidas com o engradado repleto de recipientes vazios e trocávamos por outros cheios. Meu avô comprava sempre as garrafas individuais verdes de guaraná e as deixava na geladeira, esperando a visita dos netos. O som do gás saindo quando o abridor levantava a tampinha é capaz até hoje de me levar de volta àquela cozinha, menina ainda ao lado daquele senhor forte que mal falava a mesma língua que eu, mas que me fazia entender que eu …

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