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Click the photo to view the featured article “The Mochitsuki Tradition in the Hikari Group of Londrina, Paraná” by Alba Shioco Hino, Nilza Matiko Iwakura Okano, Kiyomi Nakanishi Yamada. It is a Nima-kai's favorite story from Nikkei Chronicles #7 - Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage!

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Album of the Week

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Naokichi Hashizume Collection (92.18.9)

Color amateur footage documenting life in Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming by Naokichi Hashizume in February 1945. Composed of home movie clips of Japanese Americans engaged in a variety of activities, including people gathering at mess hall, laundry in industrial sinks, sewing and knitting, paper flower making for a wreath, ...
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Nima of the Month

Linko (Tennessee, United States)

Linda Cooper (Linko) was raised by a Japanese mother and a Southern father in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. Her father was a US Army veteran and her parents met and married in Japan during the aftermath of World War II. Linda is a communications consultant and freelance writer with more than 30 years of experience as a public relations practitioner, US Senate press secretary, and journalist.

Having written articles for Discover Nikkei starting in 2013, her bi-cultural background as a daughter of a war bride raised in the American South gives her a unique perspective to speak about Nikkei and American identities.

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