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My Name is Neal

Journal Entry #5 Venoms: "Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fightin'..."

Neal Yamamoto

A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese descent. This week, “Guilty Pleasures (Kung-Fu Movies Edition) Part I"…

Film: Reiko's Hina Dolls

Cathy Haruka Uechi

“It’s 1935. A Japanese family making their start in Canada receives a special gift from the country they left behind—a beautiful set of Hina dolls.”


第16回 モンタナ州の日系人

Ryusuke Kawai



The Ledger – An Account of Serendipity and Otagaisama

Tim Asamen

In early February 2014, just as The Rafu Shimpo was beginning to mark the third anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan and extol the continued relief efforts of the Nikkei community in the United States, Randy Sakamoto, the historian of the West Los Angeles ...

『移民節』を日本で発売=初期移民 佐々木重夫さん作詞=歌手の松田美緒さんが〃発掘〃=バイオン風編曲で新たな命

Tatsuya Ishikawa

初期のブラジル移民佐々木重夫さん(1914~90年頃、宮城)が日本移民60周年記念に合わせて作詞した『移民節』が、日本の歌手・松田美緒さん(34、秋田)の手で生まれ変わった。ブラジル音楽「バイオン1」のアレンジ(編曲)を加えてCD書籍『クレオール・ニッポン 歌の記憶を旅する』(A5版80頁、アルテスパブリッシング、3500円)に収録、昨年12月に発売された。松田さんは本紙のメール取材に対し、「今年は外交樹立120周年。100年前に生まれた日本人がブラジルで作った『移民節』を、ぜひ日系人にも聴いてほしい」と話した。



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