The migration over to Southeast Portland on the first day of the year is something that I will always remember. There were the times when ...
Returning home in October 2016 from Japan reminded me of how much my dad, Yoneto Nakata, loved me.
Even though his life was cut short ...
In August 2016, Kyle Miyata Larson made sports history by becoming the first Japanese American driver to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series—NASCAR’s ...
My mother, Ruth Abe (nee Toyota) was a young girl when her family was uprooted and sent to Popoff and New Denver during WWII. She ...
For better or worse, marriage can change your life. The arranged marriages of my Issei baa-chans (first arrived grandmothers) completely transformed theirs. Even though my ...
My mom and I discovered the Japanese fabric store together two years ago. Under a blue awning, in a part of town we rarely went ...
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Alicia’s sister, Josefa (Sizue) Yoshimura, was two years younger, and had two “boyfriends” (the title changes depending on which sister of ...
I would like to take the opportunity to tell the tale of my great grandfather who traveled from Japan to Cuba, via Mexico, and established ...
This familiar phrase, “made in Japan” (Nihon-sei) reminds me of my mother, Yaeko. She was born in Gunma, Japan, on March 7, 1927. Her parents ...
Born in 1896, in 1919 my great‐grandmother Sueno Matsunaga (née Motoshima) of Shimomashiki‐gun, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, immigrated to the U.S. as ...
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