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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Seattle

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Discover Nikkei presented a free writing workshop on September 20 at the Wing Luke Museum in conjunction with annual writing series called Nikkei Chronicles #3: Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João? to explore what your name says about you and the origins of Nikkei names. 

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Tamiko Nimura Leading the Workshop

Tamiko Nimura, a Sansei/Pinay writer, lead a Nikkei Names writing workshop in Seattle, WA on September 20, 2014. 

Nikkei Names Workshop in Seattle, WA
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Mario Baquian

What I like about my name is How is How pepol like is I stand up for tham and for myself. (People like me because I stand up for myself!)

When Mario was born his father who is Filipino and his mother who is Caucasian wanted a Filipino name that ...

Mario Baquian
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Maureen McCauley

My name refects my Irish heritage - Maureen is a variation of Mary, a very common Irish name. My parents considered naming me Kathleen, but switched to Maureen for the alliteration with my last name. It's not a wildly unusual name but unusual enough to be misspelled more often that ...

Maureen McCauley
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Mas Koba

My name is Mas Koba

Masao is my given

I skated down Queen Anne Hill

I wrote a story of my life that is in a manual.

I traveled around the world with sleeping bag, tent only 3 days supply of food, and $25 in my pocket.

Sometime I go ...

Mas Koba
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Mitsu Beni Akiyama Sundvall

My parents never revealed meaning of my name, except that my 2nd name, Beni is the one my grandfather made up for my mother. Grandpa was a poet, socialist/anarchist (in plot to assassinate emperor) which might account for mom's name Beni, which means red. My big sister's name is Emi/Amy ...

Mitsu Beni Akiyama Sundvall
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editor — Last modified Nov 21 2014 11:47 a.m.


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