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No-No Boy Author John Okada, Rediscovered

Kimiko Medlock

New Memoir Celebrates the Life of Nisei Resister Jimmie Omura

Kimiko Medlock

Mas Arai’s Last Mystery: Interview with Naomi Hirahara

Kimiko Medlock

Just One Place for Easy Japanese Recipes

Kimiko Medlock

Writing-to-Rediscover & Writing-to-Redress—Mira Shimabukuro Visits JANM

Kimiko Medlock


The Japanese American National Museum Serves Up East Side Sushi

Kimiko Medlock

The Principles and Convictions of Fred T. Korematsu

Kimiko Medlock

November 10, 1983, was a big day for Fred T. Korematsu and his legal team. Ten months after filing a legal petition on Fred’s behalf, they all finally stood before a judge in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. In 1942, Fred had been convicted of violating WWII ...

Civil Rights Advocate Recounts The Japanese American Story

Kimiko Medlock

Ozōni Soup for the JA Soul

Kimiko Medlock

A Poet, a Mystery Novelist, and Writing in Japanese America

Kimiko Medlock

The Japanese American experience is rarely tackled in mainstream literature. In 2015, Asian protagonists are still conspicuously absent from novels, missing in popular films, and seldom cast in leading theater roles. But we are not invisible. Asian American authors and artists in the past century have taken representation into their ...

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Kimiko is a second year graduate student of Japanese history in New York. It very recently dawned on her that she needs to look for jobs, but she has decided to put it off until tomorrow. Or the day after that.
She is a member of New York Taiko Aiko Kai, and the Okinawan American Association of New York.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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