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Nima of the Month

kikerenzo (Lima, Peru)

kikerenzo (Enrique Higa Sakuda) is a Peruvian Sansei journalist and Lima–based correspondent for the International Press, a Spanish-language weekly published in Japan. Since 2009, he has posted over 50 stories on Discover Nikkei about Peruvian Nikkei people, history, and culture, primarily through our long-time partnering organization, Asociación Peruano Japonesa. He also served on the editorial committee for Nikkei Chronicles 4: Nikkei Family—Memories, Traditions, and Values.

[ES] Lo que más me gusta de Discover Nikkei son las historias referidas a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Me interesa conocer cómo la guerra afectó la vida de los descendientes de japoneses en América, las deportaciones, su vida en los campos de internamiento y después de ser liberados. Me gustan las historias individuales, con nombres, con rostros, con voces que nos conmueven.

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[EN] I'm interested in learning about how the war affected the lives of Japanese descendants in America—the deportations, life in the internment camps, and after they were released. I like the personal stories, with names, faces, and voices that are emotionally moving.

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