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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Latest Articles

My Name is Neal

Journal Entry #10/31/14: "Yokais Unleashed...Again..."

Neal Yamamoto

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


第2回 オシャレをしてもお洒落ではない?

Seiji Kawasaki


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

That’s Not My Name

Noemi Onelli

I grew up resenting my name. It was too ethnic, too different, too confusing.

山本喜誉司とサンパウロ日本館 ー 知られざる芥川龍之介との関係

Masayuki Fukasawa


Radiating Distress: The Story of the American Atomic Bomb Survivors’ Fight for Compensation from the U.S. Government - Part 3

Jordan Helfand

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In the late 1970s, the American hibakusha continued their fight for retribution in front of the federal government to no avail. By 1978, numerous bills had been introduced by 25 to 30 members of Congress but none were ever passed.1 Behind all of these rejections was ...


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