Nikkei Chronicles #8 — Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

We want to explore the idea of a Nikkei hero. Who is your hero?  How have they influenced your Nikkei identity or your connection to your Nikkei heritage? 

Submit stories that share your “Nikkei Heroes” story by September 30, 2019.

 The story with the most stars will be translated into all of our site languages.

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Album of the Week

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Sushi casero en Semana Santa

Nuestros padres y abuelos nos legaron algunos gustos por la comida japonesa y hoy día en Chile a más de ochenta años de su llegada, sus descendientes seguimos comiendo sushi y sashimi en forma habitual, adaptando los ingredientes locales a dichos platos. Esto no sucede sólo a los nisei, sino ...

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Join the Discover Nikkei global community, where our Nima connect and share! Our Nima-kai community includes people around the world interested in learning about and sharing the Nikkei experience. Meet some of our Nima:

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Nima of the Month

kaylatanaka (Torrance, California, United States)

Kayla Tanaka is presently working with Discover Nikkei and the Japanese American Bar Association through a summer internship as part of the Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) program. She is attending the University of California, Riverside (UCR), majoring in economics. Outside of her internship, Kayla is very involved with her community, including the Nikkei Student Union at UCR and the Intercollegiate Nikkei Council.

As part of her internship, she interviewed Judge Holly J. Fujie. An article and video clips from the interview will be available soon. She also interviewed filmmaker Tad Nakamura on his involvement with the At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum, will be contributing to our Nikkei Heroes series, and worked on other assignments.

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