Describing the meaning of "Nikkei"

Studying in Japan before working in the US His father urged him to go to the US Americans changing his opinion of the US Returning to Japan after studying in New York Decision to remain in the US and become an American citizen The first garden he visited in the US Practicing in the US Developing international programs Describing the meaning of "Nikkei"

Transcripts available in the following languages:

Yeah, I never thought so seriously about that culture, Nikkei culture. But, well it’s kind of long rooted to past history as well, I think, first generation up to now. We have to go back to the original time when Japanese people came, and then flourish into Japanese American here. That kind of history, I have, I have acknowledged. So, always I try to feel what the original people wanted to be. 

Date: August 10, 2016
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sojin Kim, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

education Japanese Garden

Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

Read the Itadakimasu 2! stories >>

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

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!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation