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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in San Jose

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Agnes Chizuko Idemoto

Mom & Dad loved music and named me Agnes after their favorite Japanese singer. My middle name Chizuko was shortened during childhood by my grandmother as "Chichan", a term of endearment by family and close friends.

Since high school, Agnes became "Aggie" and stuck for life.

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Photo taken and name story provided on September 21, 2014 at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »


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