As an oral historian, I have always been addicted to reading obituaries, especially those relating to the World War II Japanese American experience. For example ...
In 1952, Sei Fujii, lawyer, civil rights activist, and newspaper publisher, stood before the California Supreme Court to challenge the Alien Land Law of 1913 ...
Beginning in the late 19th century, boosters of Los Angeles touted the region’s sunshine and mild climate as a place for health-seekers. Yet residents ...
This story was featured in the Nikkei National Museum’s exhibit commemorating the centennial of Japanese Canadian involvement in the First World War, 物部・もののふ ...
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Read Part 1 >> A Nikkei Holiday Story By John Nishio This is the story of the 104th Annual Nishio Mochitsuki.
On Tuesday night, we hosted ...
In our January e-newsletter, Discover Nikkei put out a call for Oshogatsu stories. We asked our Nikkei readers from around the world to show us ...
Prior to WWII, there were roughly four hundred persons of Japanese ancestry living in Chicago. By 1945, there were twenty thousand, the majority of whom ...
“So, one of the questions that mixed people get asked a lot is ‘What are you?’” stated Laura Kina, a Professor at DePaul University, speaking ...
“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!”
It’s a new year. For Americans, it’s their last holiday ...
I spent almost all of my childhood with my grandmother. Her customs, which were of course very Japanese, were reflected in her daily life. She ...
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