Tyrone Nagai

Tyrone Nagai received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. His work has appeared in Fiction International, The Strip, New Verse News, and Armageddon Buffet.

Updated February 2011

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Nikkei Chronicles #1: ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture

Hot Dogs and Asparagus?

I don’t know how to begin this story, but I know it starts with my grandmother—the Japanese one. Actually, she’s Japanese American. More specifically, she’s nisei. Not only was she the best cook I ever knew, she was also one of the most creative people I’ve ever seen in the kitchen. Once when I was a teenager she made hot dogs with asparagus in homemade teriyaki sauce. It was one of the best dishes I’ve ever tasted in my life, and it was the first and only time she ever cooked those foods together ...

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The Asian American Literary Review

Instructions to All Persons of Muslim Ancestry

WESTERN DEFENSE COMMAND AND FOURTH ARMY
WARTIME CIVIL CONTROL ADMINISTRATION
Presidio of San Francisco, California
May 16, 2012

INSTRUCTIONS
TO ALL PERSONS OF
MUSLIM
ANCESTRY
Living in the Following Area:

All that portion of the County of King, State of Washington, within that boundary beginning at a point about midway between
the Cities of Tacoma and Seattle (east of Des Moines) at which U. S. Highway 99 intersects Washington State Highway
No. 5A; thence easterly along said Highway No. 5A to Green River; thence easterly and following Green River to the King-
Kittitas County line; thence southerly and following the ...

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