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Click the photo to view the featured article “The Japan Inside Me” by Akemi Figueredo Imamura. It is a Nima-kai's favorite story from Nikkei Chronicles #7 - Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage!

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Carnaval 2008 em São Paulo, Unidos de Vila Maria

A escola de samba Unidos de Vila Maria homenageou o Centenário da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil - a ser comemorado em junho de 2008 - em seu desfile no grupo especial, na madrugada do dia 2 de fevereiro. A Vila Maria conquistou o 3º lugar no carnaval paulista com o ...

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Nima of the Month

kateiio (California, United States)

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kate Lio has contributed several articles to Discover Nikkei as a volunteer writer and recently interview Mark Nagata of the Japanese American National Museum’s exhibition Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys.

Kate’s father was born in Japan and her mother in Taiwan. She has an older sister and two dogs. Currently, she is studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She aspires to build a strong relationship between the US and Japan by cultivating a future of understanding between one another’s culture to create long-lasting relationships.

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