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Nima of the Month

skato (California, United States)

Sakura Kato is Discover Nikkei’s intern this summer through the 2014 Nikkei Community Internship Program. This position is a collaboration between the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) and the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA).

Although she is only with us for 8 weeks, she has been able to share a lot of great stories through the Discover Nikkei website, including interviews with Japanese American jurists. She is studying History and Pre-Law at the University of Southern California.

[EN] There have been many times in my life when I have felt like no one could possibly understand the struggles I have encountered as a 1.5 generation Japanese American. However, I have been able to find comfort in knowing that other Nikkei around the world also struggle with similar and unique issues of identity, culture, and language.

Discover Nikkei is not simply a digital platform for journal articles, photo albums, or video interviews—it is a warm, resilient, and supportive community of Nikkei that I sincerely hope will be available for future generations to come.

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