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The Nikkei of Latin America and Latino Nikkei

メキシコでメキシコの移民問題を考察 —2014年10月グアダラハラ大学を訪問—

Alberto J. Matsumoto


My Name is Neal

Journal Entry #2nd Graders Sing: "All Together Now..."

Neal Yamamoto

A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese descent. This week, “School Yard Hits!!”…

Nanka Nikkei Voices

The Screen Door

Bill Watanabe

Summers in the San Fernando Valley can be stifling hot, and during the 1950s when I was growing up, a screen door was a nice thing to have.  There were no such things as air conditioners (at least, not in my neighborhood), and we didn’t even have a water ...


第14回 ワシントン州の日系人~その2

Ryusuke Kawai

第13回 ワシントン州の日系人~その1を読む >>



Internment: A Passion Project

Cathy Haruka Uechi

There is a script floating around Hollywood with Japanese Americans as central characters and the desolate landscape of an internment camp as the setting. Much has been documented about the wrongful incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing all ...



Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

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