Nikkei-go: The Language of Family, Community, and Culture

Arigatobaka, sushi, benjo, and shoyu—how often have you used these words? For Nikkei, the Japanese language symbolizes the culture of one’s ancestors. Japanese words often get mixed in with the language of the adopted country, creating a fluid, hybrid way of communicating.

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全米日系人博物館 『コモン・グラウンド -  コミュニティの心』

カリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスにある全米日系人博物館は、日系アメリカ人の体験を伝えるアメリカで初めての博物館です。 ここでは、全米日系人博物館の常設展『コモン・グラウンド - コミュニティの心』を紹介します。実際に、博物館を訪れることのできない方、博物館を訪れたけれどもっとよく知りたい、そのような方々を対象に作りました。 このコレクションを通じて、日本ではあまり知る機会のない、日系アメリカ人の歴史に少しでも興味を持っていただければと思います。 *全米日系人博物館 janm.org


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