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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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My Journey to Discover the Legacy of my Grandma, Yuri Kochiyama

This album is a collection of personal pictures as well as pictures gathered from the internet and the Japanese American National Museum archives that I have compiled to illustrate my continuous journey to discover the legacy of my grandma, Yuri Kochiyama.  Currently, at the age of 20, I know that ...
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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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