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Cultivating remembrance: An interview with filmmaker Kenneth Kokka

Fiona Potter

The phrase “Richmond, California, 1942” might call to mind the patriotic bustle of naval shipyards and the stoic biceps of Rosie the Riveter, but this would obscure another story: that of the Japanese American residents who were forcibly removed from their homes and businesses in this coastal town and sent ...

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Blossoms and Thorns: A Community Uprooted: New documentary portrays a vanishing industry

Fiona Potter

Richmond, California, in the year 1942 calls to mind the bustle of naval shipyards and a whirlwind of housing construction. A semi-rural town before World War II, the city was forever changed by the war and the thousands of defense workers who migrated there to work in various wartime industries.

Reflections of a Summer Intern

Fiona Potter

When I first applied to the Nikkei Community Internship, I don’t think I really knew what I was getting myself into. The idea of connecting with my family’s culture in a way that also benefited the community was appealing to me, but I didn’t really think into ...

Aoyama Tree Designation Ceremony, July 17, 2008

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On July 17, 2008, the Aoyama Tree in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, was designated Historic Cultural Monument No. 920 by the City of Los Angeles. In attendance at the ceremony ...

Tuesday Night Cafe, Los Angeles, California

fmpotter

Those who claim there's nothing to do in Little Tokyo have obviously never been to Tuesday Night Cafe, a summer concert series at the Union Center for the Arts in ...

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Fiona Potter is a former Discover Nikkei intern currently living and working in the Bay Area, California.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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