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The Retelling: Talking To The National Parks Service About Tule Lake

Tamiko Nimura

QUESTION 1: WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST ABOUT THE TULE LAKE UNIT? Struggle. Struggle. I obeyed essay questions all the way through my multiple degrees in English. I want to answer the question well. I want to be a good student.

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

Snapshots from a Nikkei/Filipina Album

Tamiko Nimura

“Your mother is Filipina?” my friend’s mom asks me. She’s Filipina, too. She shakes her head, and smiles, not unkindly. “You look more Japanese.”

Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity

Of No-No Boy and No-No Boys: At the Seattle 2013 JANM Conference

Tamiko Nimura

“How do you as a storyteller account for traces of the erased, the denied or that flat out vanished?”—Junot Díaz

For a Sister Getting Married: Senbazuru—1000 Cranes

Tamiko Nimura

“What are those?”I’m staying overnight with my daughter and her friends on a field trip. My daughter’s best friend is looking at the ziploc bag of paper, sitting on the hotel bedside table.

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

My Log Cabin Sukiyaki Song*

Tamiko Nimura

1.The comment on my blog begins, “I have found you and your sister at last.” The commenter describes herself as a childhood/young-adulthood friend of my dad’s. As far as I know, we’ve never met. But she knows my sister’s and my name, two fairly unusual ...

Why Ichiro’s Departure Makes This Nikkei Girl Sad

Tamiko Nimura

We arrived in Seattle at about the same time, and we’re the same age. We’ve both got family ties to Japan. When he arrived, he made just about as much as I did—that is, if you didn’t count the word “million” in his salary and “hundred ...

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Tamiko Nimura is an Asian American (Sansei/Pinay) freelance writer, community journalist, and public historian. She grew up in Northern California and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is co-writing a graphic novel for the Wing Luke Asian Museum. She is working on a children’s book and a family memoir responding to her father’s unpublished memoir of his wartime imprisonment at Tule Lake.

Nikkei interests

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

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