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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The Students Protesting For Their High School History Curriculum Are Fighting For JAs, Too

Gil Asakawa

I grew up as part of a generation that found our collective voice in protest, for African American civil rights, against the war in Vietnam, and to advocate for women’s and LGBT rights and Asian American studies.

My Name is Neal

Journal Entry #9% Sales Tax: "Games I’d Buy..."

Neal Yamamoto

A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese descent. This week, “Just in Time For the Holidays!!”…

What is that?

Henrique Minatogawa

I was not raised in a family which followed the strict Japanese traditions. When I was a kid, we speak in Portuguese almost all the time. In Japanese, only a few greetings, some verbs and names of food, places and objects.

Author Masako Kimura Streling: Beyond the Green Book

Edward Yoshida

“In the heart of every human being there is a quest for truth, a quest for justice, a quest for peace, a quest for love, a quest for mercy. In the heart of each one of us, we have this longing for something over and above our immediate reality.”



Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

Submissions closed on October 31, 2014.

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