Welcome back to this month’s edition of Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column. As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of E.O ...
Did you know that there was a very small settlement of Japanese Canadians at the McLean Mill in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in the ...
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 ...
Manzo Nagano is credited for being the first Japanese settler in Canada in 1877, though he was not the first to come to B.C ...
During the early days of agricultural development in California’s Imperial Valley, most of the cotton farmers hailed from Texas and other southern states. They ...
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 ...
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Japanese American National Museum
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