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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

rafushimpo (California, United States)

The Rafu Shimpo is the premier newspaper of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles area. Since 1903, it has provided bilingual coverage and analysis of Nikkei news in Los Angeles and beyond. They recently started to share a new series on Discover Nikkei called “Voices of Volunteers” in English and Japanese.

[EN] The Rafu Shimpo has been collaborating with Discover Nikkei. We love working with Discover Nikkei and republishing its articles because it has a wealth of stories about not just the Japanese American experience but the Nikkei experience worldwide. No other site does this in all four of the major Nikkei community languages, which means that Discover Nikkei has a unique ability to bring people together who may never have been able to communicate otherwise.

Over the years, we’ve watched Discover Nikkei grow, through improvements to its website, and especially through the birth of its yearly themed story collections. We’re very pleased to be able to work together to share Nikkei stories.

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