Nikkei Family: Memories, Traditions, and Values

Share your favorite Nikkei family stories—legends and contemporary tales, ways in which your family has influenced who you are, and stories that allow us to understand your perspectives on what family is…and can be.
We invite you to submit personal stories and essays that share your family stories.
Articles accepted through September 30, 2015 at 6PM (PST).
Visit for more information and submission guidelines.

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Little Tokyo Community Profiles

This collection includes materials from the five businesses that students in the Occidental College Asian Studies seminar "Japanophilia" (2009) profiled through their collaboration with the Japanese American National Museum's Discover Nikkei project.

The goal of the project was for pairs of students to visit Little Tokyo multiple times over the ...

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Nima-kai Community

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

grantdin (California, United States)

grantdin is the Community Relations Director at Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. He is looking for Japanese immigration stories, in particular those through Angel Island from 1910-1940. He has contributed a number of Nikkei stories to Discover Nikkei about Japanese immigrants and American-born citizens who were arrested shortly after Pearl Harbor and detained on Angel Island in 1942 and 1943 before being sent to Department of Justice and US Army camps including Santa Fe, NM and many others.

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