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

Nima of the Month

GVJCI (Gardena, California, United States)

GVJCI (The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute) serves the needs of the Japanese American community of the South Bay area through educational, cultural and social programs. As part of the Nima-kai community since 2010, they have continually shared their event info on Discover Nikkei.

We really like the all the information on the Discover Nikkei site. The stories that are contributed through the different themes that have been suggested have been entertaining and brought back many memories, especially the Itadakimasu! series. the part of the site that we use the most, and our favorite part of the site, has been the Community Events listings. It really is exciting to see how much is going on in the Nikkei community. Thanks so much for creating and keeping this site going for the Nikkei community.

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