As I’m writing this essay, I have moved between the despair I mentioned last month and the hope that I have for the future ...
I sometimes refer to the Imperial Valley as my little inaka corner of the world. Literally translated, inaka (田舎) means “the countryside” or “one’s ...
To create the farming oasis called the Imperial Valley, in 1901 water from the Colorado River was diverted to the middle of the desert that ...
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Ask any Nisei from the south end of the Imperial Valley about their childhood Christmas experiences, and their fond reminiscences inevitably take them back to ...
Itoko Nishida, who lived from 1891 to 1987, was originally from Hiroshima-ken before she left Japan to become a picture bride to Kaichi Imada, who ...
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Evidence of Michitaro’s residence in the Midwest can be found in the Naniwa church, a congregational church in Osaka, Japan. Archived ...
On July 8, 1867, the Chicago Tribune reported a love story between a Chicago girl and a Japanese acrobat. Traveling acrobats were most likely the ...
When I was nineteen years old, I moved to Japan for a year to work with no life experience outside of Canada. Japan was a ...
For Mexico, late 1910 was a time of great contrasts. On the one hand, the celebration of its first centenary in September of that year ...
When we talk about the state of the Japanese American community today, one of the most common remarks is how incredibly diverse we are. Nikkei ...
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