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A Native American and Japanese American Student Story

As a docent at the Japanese American National Museum I had the opportunity to hear inmates reminisce about their camp lives. One story was about two fellow elementary school students at one of the three Poston concentration camps. One of the students was a Native American (Lets call him Ben) who lived ...

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Nima of the Month

silvialumy (São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Silvia Lumy Akioka first started writing for Discover Nikkei in 2009, sharing her experiences as a student in Japan. She was selected as Nima of the Month that same year. In 2012, she visited Los Angeles for three weeks, during which she volunteered for Discover Nikkei. She has continued to help us as a volunteer ever since.

Although Silvia hasn’t contributed as many stories lately, she has been a tremendous help to us as a volunteer behind the scenes. She has assisted us with Portuguese transcriptions, translations, and helping us to communicate with our Portuguese-speaking users. This has been invaluable to us since no one on the staff knows Portuguese!

We asked her a few questions about the importance of Discover Nikkei. Below are her answers.

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