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Nima of the Month

culturalnews (California, United States)

culturalnews (Shigeharu Higashi) is a Japanese writer who lives in Los Angeles, CA. He has contributed various stories, including film reviews and interviews with artists and former Nisei Week Festival queens.

[JA] グーグル検索をすれば、なんでも知ることができるように思ってしまうインターネットの時代ですが、誰かが情報をウエッブに投稿しなければ、情報は存在しませんし、検索にひっかかる情報が求める情報にはなりません。




彼のエッセイを読む >> [JA, 一部EN]

[EN] In the age of the Internet, you would think that you can find anything with a Google search. But, unless someone posts something online, that information does not exist. In some cases, the information you find may be totally wrong.

Discover Nikkei is an indispensable website which provides information about the over 100 year history of Japanese immigrants and their descendants in four languages. The articles on Discover Nikkei are not only informative, but also worth reading as stories.

I realize that the range of Japanese immigrant subjects are extensive, and the depth of the immigration histories are impressive once you start to collect information.

I started to contribute articles to Discover Nikkei in Spring 2014. I am honored to write about the history of the Japanese Americans in Los Angeles.

Read his stories >> [JA, partially EN]

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