Happy 2017, everyone! With quite the gripping year behind us, I find myself needing to look ahead from a grounded place and in order to ...
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 ...
For the column’s inaugural post, we wanted to begin with the theme of place, location, and community and to highlight two veteran poets—Hiroshi ...
I wholeheartedly believe in taking risks, but it’s always a good idea to assess your limitations first.
*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe ...
I was born with a white man’s name. When I looked in the mirror, I never found a white person, nor a man. A ...
How you identify culturally is almost an internal dialogue with yourself. But an eye-opener for me while making All Our Father’s Relations was how ...
I grew up a dual national. I was born in Japan but my mother is an American citizen so she reported my birth abroad (see ...
In the 1970s, the debates around who and what the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) would represent demonstrated a generational rift between Nisei ...
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When the Sansei went to college, they found a way to understand these contradictions through Ethnic Studies. Their fight for Ethnic Studies ...
I once heard an apocryphal story from a community activist who had worked in Little Tokyo for a long time. It went something like this ...
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