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

Os ensinamentos da dona Terezinha

Silvia Lumy Akioka

Minha mãe chamava-se Terezinha. Ela nos deixou dessa vida terrena aos 59 anos e considero que viveu muito pouco. Dizem que as pessoas boas vivem pouco porque precisaram de menos tempo para evoluir espiritualmente. Eu acredito nisso, minha mãe era uma ótima pessoa.

10th Undokai of Kyushu Block


This is the Undokai that brings together the kenjinkais of  Saga, Okinawa, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita, Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto prefectures!

Nikkei Chronicles #1 — ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture

My gastronomic habits in Brazil

Silvia Lumy Akioka

In my childhood, I thought that all Brazilian families had a rice cooker at home. Not only that, I imagined that it was usual for Brazilians to eat misoshiru in the cold weather and eat tamago-gohan when there was not a side dish. Do you know what tamago-gohan is? The ...

Little Tokyo by the view of a Brazilian Nikkei


I stayed in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA for 3 weeks, where I had the experience to volunteer for the Japanese American National Museum. Thank you, Los Angeles! It was ...

Liberdade, SP, Brazil


Photos of Liberdade, in Sao Paulo city, Brazil. Liberdade is a famous ethnic Japanese Brazilian district in Sao Paulo. Photos: Gabriel Inamine

The year of a Brazilian across the world

Chapter 10: Memories of my exchange program in Fukuoka

Silvia Lumy Akioka

At home, in Brazil, we always talked in Portuguese. During my adolescence, I attended Japanese classes because my parents wanted that, but honestly I did not give much importance. After stopping the classes, I didn´t use Japanese anymore and I forgot much of what I learned. Of course today ...

The year of a Brazilian across the world

Capítulo 9: Um passeio na neve de Hokkaido

Silvia Lumy Akioka

Sapporo, capital da província de Hokkaido, é a quinta maior cidade do Japão. Sapporo já foi palco dos Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno em fevereiro de 1972 e ainda organiza eventos internacionais de esportes de inverno. Seus verões são frescos, o que acaba atraindo muitos turistas de ...

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Silvia is a Brazilian Nikkei who has been a Nima-kai member since 2009. She started sharing her experiences as an exchange student in Japan on Discover Nikkei in May 2009.

Nikkei interests

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

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