Kate Iio

Kate Iio nació y creció en Los Ángeles, California. Su padre nació en Japón y su madre, en Taiwán. Tiene una hermana mayor y dos perros. Actualmente, se encuentra estudiando en la Universidad de California, Santa Bárbara y estará ingresando a su último año de carrera.

Última actualización en septiembre de 2018

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Crónicas Nikkei #7 — Raíces Nikkei: Indagando en Nuestra Herencia Cultural

Mi tradición nikkei

Desde que tenía seis años de edad, mi madre y mi padre siempre llevaban a mi hermana mayor y a mí al festival de la Semana Nisei en Little Tokyo del centro de Los Ángeles. Recuerdo a mis padres comprando por primera vez dango fresco y korokke a mi hermana y a mí en uno de los numerosos vendedores situados a lo largo del pueblo. La salsa dulce del dango seguida de la apetitosa salsa del tonkatsu del korokke hacía una combinación tan perfecta que se convirtió en una costumbre de mi familia para comer todos ...

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Power of Our Stories

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

“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, and compiled to create a well-rounded representation of individual experiences in the internment camps. Stories that have gone untold for years are now presented in various forms of media such as articles, videos, and audios.

I interviewed Nancy Ukai, the Lead Project Director, to learn about her creation and overall ...

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“Chapters” by Trevor Allred: The Power of Storytelling

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 paralleled narrative thread through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), he interviewed the following historical and active figures in the community offering multiple backgrounds and perspectives to the issue.

  • Mary Adams Urashima provides an environmental justice background through her preservation efforts to save the Furuta Goldfish Farm and Wintersburg Japanese ...

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

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 Max Toy Company. His work has left a lasting imprint on the Japanese community, but also his own identity.

As a Sansei, Mark’s upbringing deviated from traditional Japanese culture so he never really considered himself as Japanese. Growing up in the 1970s with his two older sisters, Mark remembers ...

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