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*The term “Nima” comes from combining Nikkei and nakama (Japanese for “colleagues”, or “fellows”, or “circle”).

Nima of the Month

tomeno (São Paulo, Brazil)

tomeno’s first story on Discover Nikkei was selected as one of the Editorial Commitee’s favorites in the Itadakimasu! A Taste of Nikkei Culture special series. She continues to share her stories on Discover Nikkei and posts comments online. This year, she submitted THREE stories for the Nikkei Names series!

Those who have influenced my life have left a major legacy. Nowadays, with my children all grown up, I realize with sadness that I’ve passed on to them practically nothing of that legacy. That’s when I found Discover Nikkei, where I can leave a record of those memories that have marked the path of my life. I’m very grateful to the Discover Nikkei staff, who have both moved me and given me much joy.

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[PT] Grande foi o legado das pessoas que tiveram influência em minha vida. Hoje, com meus filhos criados, percebo com tristeza que não passei praticamente nada desse legado para eles. Foi então que conheci o Discover Nikkei, onde posso deixar registradas as lembranças que marcaram a trajetória de minha vida. Sou muito grata à equipe do Discover Nikkei que me tem proporcionado muitas alegrias e emoções.

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Submissions closed on October 31, 2014.

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