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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Los Angeles

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Kimiko McCown

My father told me my name meant warmth & happiness. I was not named for anyone. I do not recall why I was named Kimiko.

I thought, at first, that my name was kind of rare/different as I had never met or heard of anyone with my name.

Within the last 20 years, it seems there are more girls/women named Kimiko, including non-Japanese women.

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Photo taken and name story provided on June 28, 2014 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »


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