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Nima are members of the Discover Nikkei online community called Nima-kai. Join our community and share your stories about the Nikkei experience. Click an icon on the map to connect with Nima around the world!

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

Nima of the Month

MaryUrashima (California, United States)

MaryUrashima is a writer who has contributed stories about the Nikkei community in Historic Wintersburg, California since 2013.

I am continually learning from the writers who contribute to Discover Nikkei, about history, personal perspectives, community, and cultural events. I am so grateful to Discover Nikkei for sharing the stories of Historic Wintersburg, which helps ensure this history is not lost and which brings us new support in our preservation effort. I receive truly wonderful encouragement from Discover Nikkei writers, editors, and readers. Thank you for giving this history a collective voice and a “home” to network with others!

Discover Nikkei is a treasure trove of Nikkei history, not just in the United States, but in Canada, and South America. I love exploring it.

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