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Album of the Week

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The Hapa Collection

What are you?

That's the question posed to visitors to the Japanese American National Museum's exhibition "kip fulbeck: part asian / 100% hapa" (Los Angeles, June 8 - October 29, 2006). The exhibition includes over 80 photographic portraits of people of multiracial heritage, selected from the 1,000 ...
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Nima of the Month

nealtoon (California, United States)

Neal Yamamoto is a Yonsei (fourth generation) Japanese American freelance artist who has contributed humorous illustrations, cartoons, and comic art for over a hundred books, comics, magazines, and educational publications nationwide. He also teaches cartooning and comic book illustration workshops at California State University, Los Angeles, Pasadena City College, Glendale Adult Education, and Santa Monica City College.

Discover Nikkei has been publishing his “My Name is Neal” cartoon series every Saturday since November 2007. We first selected him as Nima of the Month in July 2011. We asked him a few questions about the importance of Discover Nikkei. Below are his answers.

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