O Poder das Nossas Histórias

Esta série consiste de projetos que ajudam a preservar e compartilhar histórias nikkeis de maneiras diferentes – através de blogs, websites, mídias sociais, podcasts, trabalhos de arte, filmes, revistas, músicas, mercadorias e muito mais. Ao destacar estes projetos, desejamos demonstrar a importância da preservação e compartilhamento das histórias nikkeis, como também inspirar outras pessoas a criar as suas próprias histórias.

Se você tem um projeto que acredita que deveríamos apresentar, ou se está interessado/a em trabalhar como voluntário/a para nos ajudar a conduzir futuras entrevistas, entre em contato conosco no email Editor@DiscoverNikkei.org.

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On Topaz Stories and “Authentic Voice”: A Conversation With Writer And Editor Ruth Sasaki - Part 2

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Tamiko Nimura: As editor/curator, are there any particular segments in Topaz Stories that resonate for you?

Ruth Sasaki: There are stories that are a miracle for the recall of specific details by someone who was a young child in camp, like Jon Yatabe’s “Toy Story.” Another story, “Father and Son” by Dan Hirano, who was actually born in Topaz, grabbed me for its distinctive voice and the image that came to mind as I read it of someone in his 70s (decades later) poring over a cherished and worn photo—of himself sitting …

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On Topaz Stories and “Authentic Voice”: A Conversation With Writer And Editor Ruth Sasaki - Part 1

As a college student at UC Berkeley in the 1990s, I was searching for Sansei writers who wrote about the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans. I was delighted to find the work of Janice Mirikitani and Ruth Sasaki. Sasaki’s book, The Loom and Other Stories, is one that I’ve kept close to my heart and on my shelf for decades now. So it was a delight to see that she had started a blog in 2015, and to see that she was editing a new project in 2020: Topaz Stories, a collection of first-person stories from camp survivors …

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Yoshiki Nagahama e One Okinawa – a mídia que une os uchinanchu do mundo

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No dia 30 de outubro de 2019 (lembrando que 30 de outubro é o “Dia Mundial dos uchinanchu1), foi lançada a revista na web One Okinawa, que traz nessa edição entrevistas com uchinanchu do Havaí, além de uma reportagem sobre o Castelo de Shuri que foi destruído por incêndio. O fundador da revista é Yoshiki Nagahama, que foi jornalista do Ryukyu Shimpo e reside na província de Okinawa.

Ele diz: “A ideia de lançar este meio de comunicação já estava na minha cabeça há alguns anos, mas foi mais ou menos no final de …

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Campu, the Podcast: Reanalyzing Japanese American Incarceration in the 21st Century, How is it relevant today?

Introducing Campu: a podcast that offers a fresh, raw, and insightful scope into the diverse experiences of Japanese incarceree daily life during World War II. Campu analyzes the political, racial, social, psychological, physical, and systemic barriers that Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans endured during this event in history.

The podcast also goes above and beyond by identifying and discussing how a collection of these events have created a long-lasting impact on our history today. By bringing together various unheard anecdotes, life events, and history, this podcast creates a unique take on the storytelling of Japanese incarceration.

I had the …

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Michelle Kumata, A Japanese-American Artist with Brazilian Ancestral Roots

Seattle native Michelle Kumata’s artistic journey has taken her across the country to New York and across the hemisphere to Brazil, not only to discover her identity and legacy but to express it through her work. By exploring her family’s Japanese-Brazilian (JB) roots, she shares her story of how, through oral histories and visual art, she has established a legacy for future generations of her family.

A shy, only child growing up, Michelle has become an accomplished artist whose work has been showcased in The Seattle Times, and in cultural centers, museums, and galleries locally and across the nation. …

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