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

Nima of the Month

june (California, United States)

june is one of our most dedicated and longest serving volunteers, helping us since 2009. Although you can’t tell by her Nima profile page, she is the unsung hero behind Discover Nikkei. She does a lot of behind-the-scenes work for Discover Nikkei: reviewing articles; prepping content on the site for the Journal, Interviews, and other sections; transcribing interviews; setting up the monthly email you are reading right now; and more. We wouldn’t be able to keep up with sharing so many new stories every day without her help. We thank her for her dedication to the project.

[EN] My favorite thing about Discover Nikkei is the Journal. As a volunteer I’ve been editing articles and reading amazing stories from all over the world. I know how hard Discover Nikkei and the Japanese American National Museum work to connect people, embrace diversity, and to help us explore our heritage and culture. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve been able to be a part of while volunteering.

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