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

Nima of the Month

ryusukekawai (Kanagawa, Japan)

ryusukekawai recently joined our Nima-kai community, but has been sharing stories on Discover Nikkei since 2010. Currently, he is writing a series called “Neikoku Hyakunenshi” wo Yominaosu (Rereading the 100 Years of History of Nikkei in the United States).

[JA] 日系の文化や歴史は、日本と海外をつなぐ橋です。ディスカバーニッケイは、その橋の役割をして、日本だけではわからない、また、海外だけではわからない新しい視点で、人々をつないでくれます。歴史的にもさまざまな特殊な経験した人たちの文化だからこそ、二つの文化・歴史を理解するのに役立っているのでしょう。

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[EN] The Nikkei culture and history connects Japan to the rest of the world. Discover Nikkei is a bridge that links people, allowing them to see the world from a new perspective which cannot be developed in either Japan or overseas alone. It’s a culture that is built on historically unusual experience—the experience that helps us understand two different kinds of culture and history.

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