Nikkei Chronicles #7: Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage

What does being Nikkei mean to you? How does your Nikkei identity reveal itself in your day-to-day life? What activities do you engage in to maintain traditions from Japan? Most importantly, how do you stay connected to your roots, whether individually or collectively? When or how you really feel like a Nikkei?

Submit “Nikkei Roots” stories by September 30, 2018. 

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Soshiro Kiyama Collection (2004.7.1)

Black & white footage of the Los Angeles 7th Street produce market, farming, festival at night, family life and a Catholic church service in Los Angeles, California, ca. 1930s. Includes footage of men packing and selling produce at open market, workers harvesting and tending fields, dog and puppies, blimp passing ...
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Stankirk (Canada)

Stan Kirk is from originally from Canada, but now lives in Ashiya City, Japan with his wife and son. He teaches English at the Institute for Language and Culture at Konan University in Kobe. Recently Stan has been researching and writing the life histories of Japanese Canadians who were exiled to Japan at the end of World War II.

We are currently publishing Stan’s series about Basil Izumi who was born into a Japanese Canadian Anglican family in Vancouver shortly before the war. He and his family were sent to several camps near Lake Slocan during the war, and after they were exiled to Japan. They returned to Canada three years later. The series includes a brief historical overview of the relationship between the Anglican Church and Japanese Canadians.

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