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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

スペイン語圏に関心を持つ学生や社会人が、留学や研修で最も訪れるのがスペインに次いでメキシコである。陽気で明るい国民性や、こってりした味つけの料理やテキーラ(アルコール度が45度から50度もある蒸留酒)でよく知られ、多くの日本人を魅了している。私の教え子も何人かは夏休みに旅行したり、中には卒業後、現地の日系企業に就職した者もいる。


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 ...

「米國日系人百年史」を読み直す~パイオニアたちの記録をたどって

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 >>

戦後のシアトルと日系人  

戦後のワシントン州の日系人の活動について、「百年史」はわずか3ページだが力を込めて書いている。とくにシアトルの日本人、日系人の復興についてホテル業など戦前の事業の復活や新規事業を立ち上げて勢いづくありさまがわかる。それらをまとめると――


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 ...

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Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

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