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Mission Statement

Discover Nikkei is an international network that celebrates cultural diversity and explores both global and local identities. The project connects generations and communities by sharing stories and perspectives of the Nikkei, people of Japanese descent who have migrated and settled throughout the world.

  • STORIES
    • Nikkei Album
      Online tool to upload and share your own photos and videos.
    • Journal
      Articles including personal essays, research papers, book/film reviews, etc. A wide range of topics cover Nikkei in various countries.
    • Interviews
      Video clips from life histories about Nikkei in various countries and various periods.
  • COMMUNITY
    • Nima-kai
      Members of the Discover Nikkei online community. User profiles are available in this section.
    • Events
      Find Nikkei related events from around the world. Post your local community’s events information to share with our global community.
    • Participating Organizations
      Introduces organizations who officially participate and support Discover Nikkei activities.
    • Taiko Groups
      Database of taiko groups around the world. Includes contact information and activities.
  • RESOURCES
    • How-to
      Online tips for conducting interviews and preserving artifacts.
    • Lesson Plans
      Database of lesson plans and curriculum guides for teaching Japanese American history.
    • Military Experience Database
      Database collecting the personal profiles of Japanese American soldiers.
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~Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race~

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Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

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A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation