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Nikkei Chronicles #7 — Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage

Embracing Our Nikkei Roots Via Southern Routes

Linda Cooper

If you’re a Japanese-American who lives on the East or West Coast, chances are, there are myriad ways to celebrate and nurture your Nikkei heritage with various festivals or celebrations, museum exhibits, trips to your local Japanese markets and restaurants, or through memberships in organizations such as the Japan ...

Nikkei Chronicles #6 — Itadakimasu 2!: Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

Fried Chicken and Futomaki

Linda Cooper

In the documentary film Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides, Hiroko Tolbert says, “I’m completely American.” Her daughter Kathryn counters, “You know, it’s funny to say how American you are, yet every morning you make miso soup.” Hiroko giggles, “Well, the food is ...

Nikkei Chronicles #5 — Nikkei-go: The Language of Family, Community, and Culture

Yokoso Y’all

Linda Cooper

Thirty years ago, much to my delight, two events occurred which served to encapsulate my bicultural, hapa heritage. I am the daughter of a Japanese mother and Southern gentleman father, a career U.S. Army veteran who met and married my mother in Japan in the aftermath of World War ...

Nikkei Chronicles #2 — Nikkei+ ~ Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race ~

The Space Between

Linda Cooper

My best friend Brenda noted recently that we and our parents are a dying generation. We are the daughters of U.S. soldier dads and Japanese moms. These soldiers fell in love with Japan, and our moms during their tours of duty in the aftermath of World War II, and ...

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Linda has written a few articles for Discover Nikkei relating her and her best friend's experiences as the daughters of Japanese mothers who emigrated from Japan to the U.S. in the aftermath of World War II, as the brides of their U.S. soldier fathers from the American South.

Linda Cooper is a communications consultant and freelance writer with more than 30 years of experience as a public relations practitioner, U.S. Senate press secretary and journalist. She holds a BA in journalism and political science from Mississippi University for Women.

Nikkei interests

  • family stories
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japanese-American history, Japanese culture and traditions

Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage

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