On Nikkei Identity

Life in Davao, Philippines Kindergarten in Davao, Philippines Evacuated to the Jungle Captured by Guerillas after bombing of Pearl Harbor Family was shipped back to Japan after the war Attitudes toward Hikiagesha Move to Los Angeles First Impressions of the US Life in the Philippines Unique Identity from Having Multiple Backgrounds On Nikkei Identity Returning to the Philippines

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I don’t think I would call anybody who isn’t Japan – citizens of Japan “Nikkei,” it’s only outside of Japan we become Nikkei. And someone who is staying here for temporary is not Nikkei either. So somebody who is here, or outside of Japan, will be Nikkei. Somebody who decide to live outside of the country, permanently. So I feel I am a Nikkei.

Date: July 12, 2017
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Mitsue Watanabe, Yoko Nishimura, Leighton Okada
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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