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Read about the Nikkei experience from different perspectives. The Journal includes personal essays, research papers, human interest stories, fiction, opinions, and more.


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Comunidad japonesa en la Colonia Urquiza, Partido de La Plata. Parte VII: Tintoreros

Irene Isabel Cafiero

Lea parte VI >>

En 1912, se marcó el inicio de esta actividad en Buenos Aires, con la apertura de dos tintorerías, Kotani y Nakamura. A partir de ese año, se incrementó rápidamente su número hasta convertirse en la actividad de la mayoría de los japoneses ...

Nikkei Chronicles #3: Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

What’s in a Nikkei Name?

Lloyd Kajikawa

Writing assignment: an essay about Nikkei Names. A cinch, until I asked myself the question, “What is a Nikkei name?” As I understand it, Nikkei is the term we are using these days for Japanese in the diaspora? If so, should I write about Japanese names? That would be a ...

The Real Lives of Origami Figures

Cheating Creativity

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

I have actually been accused of cheating. In art! It boggles my mind.

Histórias de Decasséguis

第二十一話 ミッちゃんと「日本のおばあちゃん」

Laura Honda-Hasegawa

台風が通り過ぎた翌日のことでした。その日の朝は蒸し暑く、ミッちゃんは赤いランドセルを背負って、水筒を持って学校に向かって歩いていました。

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