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Colônia Celso Ramos

Esta coleção aborda a história da Colônia Celso Ramos, fundada em 1964 próximo a cidade de Curitibanos - Santa Catarina. A comunidade é resultado de um esforço conjunto entre o governo do Estado e o governo Japonês, dessa união nasceu o Núcleo Colonial Celso Ramos que desde a fundação realizou ...
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gasagasagirl (California, United States)

Naomi Hirahara is the author of the Mas Arai mystery series for which she has won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original. She is a former English editor for The Rafu Shimpo and has also written nonfiction books, mostly revolving the experience of Japanese Americans, as well as middle-grade fiction. Her new mystery series involving a young female hapa bicycle cop made its debut in 2014 with Murder on Bamboo Lane.

She has been a Nima since 2005, and has contributed stories to Discover Nikkei since 2007, including two completed serialized stories written originally for our site: The Nihongo Papers (2007) and Baishakunin, Inc. (2009). She just launched a new original serial story called Nikkei Detective in August.

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