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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Chicago

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Russel Tsuda

My parents wanted all their children’s names to begin with “R”.  So my brother and sister have names that begin with “R.”  My parents wanted my name to be different from other “Russells” so they purposely dropped one “L” from my name.

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Photo taken and name story provided on July 19, 2014 at the Church of Christ Presbyterian (Chicago, IL) as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »


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