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

For Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, Inspiration, 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.

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Album of the Week

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Os imigrantes japoneses precursores - Um olhar histórico sobre o período Pré-Kasato-Maru

Antes da chegada do navio Kasato-Maru, em 18 de junho de 1908, trazendo da primeira leva de imigrantes japoneses contratados para as fazendas de café de São Paulo, já haviam diversos japoneses em atividades no Brasil. Entre eles estão os nomes de Wasaburo Otake, Casas Fujisaki e Saburo Kumabe. Este ...

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Nima of the Month

monakasone (California, United States)

Makiko Nakasone is an Issei journalist who lives with her Sansei husband, Steve and their two sons in La Cañada Flintridge, California and is also the charter president of the Rotary Club of Little Tokyo. She was formerly a staff writer at The Nihon Keizai Shinbun, also known as The Nikkei the world’s largest financial newspapers. Her articles have also appeared in Asahi Shimbun, Japan Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and others.

Makiko began volunteering for Discover Nikkei in February of 2019 and has written articles profiling individuals in Southern California. She hopes to start writing articles in Japanese for Discover Nikkei as well

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