Kyra Karatsu

Kyra Karatsu nasceu e foi criada em Santa Clarita, na Califórnia. Atualmente, ela é estudante do primeiro ano de Jornalismo no College of the Canyons em Valencia, Califórnia, e espera se transferir para uma universidade após receber o seu diploma de Associate in Arts [concedido em "colleges" de dois anos de ensino superior]. Kyra é uma yonsei nipo-alemã, e gosta de ler e escrever sobre as experiências dos asiático-americanos.

Atualizado em janeiro de 2021

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Inspirar Adiante: Heróis Nikkeis abaixo dos 30 anos

Ancestry & Artistry: The Works of Annie Sumi

Japanese Canadian Annie Sumi is many things: songwriter, ethereal folk artist, and, recently, co-creator of the Kintsugi exhibition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto. Providing creative insight inspired by family heirlooms, her work on Kintsugi weaves together the threads of her ancestry with her artistry as a musician. Ancestry Sumi originally hails from Ontario, Canada. Second-generation Scottish through her mother’s side, she recalls that she grew close to the songs and traditions that were brought to Canada from her grandparents’ hometown of Glasgow. &ld…

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Crônicas Nikkeis n.º 11—Itadakimasu 3! A Comida, Família e Comunidade Nikkei

Alimento para a Mente – TikTok & Tamagoyaki

Como qualquer bom membro da Geração Z americana, fiz um bom número de TikToks desde que baixei o aplicativo pela primeira vez há dois anos. Na maior parte, eles são bobos e corriqueiros, tendo sido gravados principalmente para os meus “impressionantes” 45 seguidores – na maioria amigos da escola. Apesar de insignificante em comparação com os milhões e até bilhões de visualizações que os maiores usuários (muitas vezes chamados de “criadores de conteúdo”) recebem regu…

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The Times of Tulelake

Located near the Oregon-California border, the ghost of what once was one of California’s two internment camps now stands rather quietly against a backdrop of mountains and shrubs. But for much of the 20th century, Tulelake and the nearby town of Newell – where the Tule Lake Segregation Center stands – were no strangers to the bustle of human activity. A Japanese American relocation camp turned high-security segregation center turned homestead farming community, the Tulelake area has since evolved into a historically significant landscape for a varied miscellany of America…

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From Short Story to Stage Play: Masao and The Bronze Nightingale

After years of partnership and production, Dan Kwong and Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara’s Masao and The Bronze Nightingale has finally set stage at the CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights. Based on Guevara’s short story of the same name, Masao and The Bronze Nightingale is set in post-war 1940s Bronzeville—a thriving African American community that sprouted in Little Tokyo after Japanese Americans were forcibly removed. As Japanese American jazz musician Masao Imoto (played by Michael Sasaki) navigates through the vibrant, multicultural L.A music scene and his love for the…

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To Build a Bridge

“Why do you want to marry him?”  That is what my maternal grandfather asked my mother in the days leading up to her wedding.  It was genuine, blunt, honest. Even today, it was a question that my mother recalls as one that stunned her into momentary silence. After a pause and some thoughtful reflection, she was finally able to answer his query. The matter was then put to rest, never to be spoken between the two again. Her father’s curiosity had been satiated. This was the year 2001, and the occasion was the betrothal of a Caucasian woman and an Asian man. At the…

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