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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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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”…


ホノルルの向こう側:ハワイの日系社会に迎えられて

第2回 オシャレをしてもお洒落ではない?

Seiji Kawasaki

「ハワイの日系人は多様だぞ。『ハワイの日系人は』とひとくくりにはできないよ。」


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

〝サンパウロのセントラルバーク〟と呼ばれるイビラプエラ公園にある「日本館」は、8月29日に60周年式典を行い、日本から茶道裏千家の千玄室第十五代家元らを迎えて、しめやかに祝った。この建物は桂離宮を模して設計され、柱や瓦はもちろん玉砂利にいたるまで日本から持ってきた〝純和風〟建築としても、世界的に珍しいものだ。


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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