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

Nima of the Month

rmyokota (Illinois, United States)

rmyokota (Ryan Masaaki Yokota) is a Yonsei/Shin-Nisei Japanese/Okinawan American who currently lives in Chicago, IL. His research and writings have focused on the Okinawan diaspora. Although he only recently created a Nima account, he has shared articles about Nikkei in Chicago on Discover Nikkei since 2013.

Discover Nikkei is a truly vital resource for the global Nikkei community. In seeing the range of articles published here I have been able to feel more connected with fellow Nikkei around the world and have been amazed at how diverse our global community is. Through online resources like Discover Nikkei, I have learned new things, and been able to keep up with the thoughts of like-minded people throughout the world. Most of all, it has stimulated me to want to travel around the world to see more of the different Nikkei communities and how they live! I look forward to seeing how coverage of the various communities will grow in the years to come.

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