Crónicas Nikkei 8 — Héroes Nikkei: Pioneros, Modelos a Seguir e Inspiraciones

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La palabra “héroe” puede significar diferentes cosas para diferentes personas. Para Crónicas Nikkei 8: Héroes Nikkei: Pioneros, Modelos a Seguir e Inspiraciones, buscamos explorar la idea de lo que es un héroe nikkei y de lo que esto significa para diversas personas. ¿Quién es tu héroe? ¿Cuál es su historia y de qué manera ha influido en tu identidad nikkei o tu conexión con tu herencia nikkei?

Te invitamos a enviar tus historias, ensayos y otras obras en prosa. Los personajes deberán ser nikkei o tener alguna conexión significativa con la comunidad nikkei. Se puede presentar más de un artículo por autor. Se aceptarán los artículos a partir del 1 de mayo hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2019, a las 6 p. m. (hora del Pacífico). Se publicarán todas las historias enviadas que cumplan con los lineamientos y criterios del proyecto como parte de la serie Héroes Nikkei, en la sección Artículos de Descubra a los Nikkei, de manera continua.

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