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Nippon América 日本アメリカ

The Nippon América 日本アメリカ photo exhibition takes a look at Japan through the eyes of three Latin American Nikkei   photographers: the Brazilian Marcio Takeda (@takeda_marcio ), the Peruvian Luis Okamoto (@luisokamotope ) and the Mexican Taeko Nomiya (@nomiyataeko ). Marcio Takeda does colorful digital ...
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Nima of the Month

ikuoshinmasu (Kanagawa, Japan)

Ikuo Shinmasu first contacted Discover Nikkei about an article shared on our site by the North American Post in Washington. That initial inquiry then led to a collaboration with the Seattle-based Nikkei newspaper on a series about Ikuo’s grandfather. Yoemon Shinmasu was an Issei immigrant from Yamaguchi Prefecture who ran a successful barbershop business in Seattle, but died in an accident in his 40s. Ikuo was born and raised in Japan, but is sharing his research about his grandfather’s life, with eight parts published so far, available in English and Japanese.

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