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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El Poder de Nuestras Historias

Campu, the Podcast: Reanalyzing Japanese American Incarceration in the 21st Century, How is it relevant today?

Introducing Campu: a podcast that offers a fresh, raw, and insightful scope into the diverse experiences of Japanese incarceree daily life during World War II. Campu analyzes the political, racial, social, psychological, physical, and systemic barriers that Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans endured during this event in history.

The podcast also goes above and beyond by identifying and discussing how a collection of these events have created a long-lasting impact on our history today. By bringing together various unheard anecdotes, life events, and history, this podcast creates a unique take on the storytelling of Japanese incarceration.

I had the privilege ...

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Crónicas Nikkei #9—Más Que un Juego: Deportes Nikkei

Making a Splash: Nikkei Role Models in Swimming

I joined a swim team in Southern California when I was 8 years old and before I knew it, swimming became the biggest part of my identity. If I wasn’t at school, I was in the pool. My weekends were reserved for swim meets from the early mornings to evenings. My conversations were always swimming-related because my friends were mainly swimmers. I gained nicknames from my teammates, and even schoolmates, such as “the Olympic swimmer” and “Kato” (I am actually called Kato more often than my real name). While I excelled in both school and swimming, I always favored ...

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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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