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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports

Making a Splash: Nikkei Role Models in Swimming

Kate Iio


Power of Our Stories

50 Objects, 50 Stories: The Untold Stories of Incarcerated Japanese Americans during WWII

Kate Iio

“50 Objects/50 Stories of the American Japanese Incarceration” is a project made up of 50 objects that each give a raw, true narrative of the exclusion and confinement of 120,000 American Japanese during World War II. Objects owned by families, museums, and educational institutions have been researched, reviewed ...

“Chapters” by Trevor Allred: The Power of Storytelling

Kate Iio

Trevor Allred is a founding part of Heritage Future, a nonprofit organization dedicated to storytelling as a tool for community betterment, and a moderator on the Creative + Cultural podcast. In “Chapters,” a five-part podcast series dedicated to stories surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and incarceration of Japanese Americans with a ...

Finding His Identity: Mark Nagata on Being a Sansei and Kaiju vs Heroes

Kate Iio

Currently featured at the Japanese American National Museum is Mark Nagata’s Kaiju vs Heroes exhibition. Mark Nagata is a third-generation, Japanese American artist who was inspired by the Japanese kaiju toys from his childhood to pursue a career in freelance illustration and eventually start his first toy company called ...

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

My Nikkei Tradition

Kate Iio

Ever since I was six years old, my mom and dad always took my older sister and I to the Nisei Week festival in Little Tokyo of Downtown Los Angeles. I remember my parents buying my sister and I fresh dango and korokke for the first time from one of ...

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More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports

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