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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Los Angeles

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Lora Takeko Nakamura

I was told that I was almost going to be a Jennifer or Tera, but Lora was chosen because it was a derivative of my dad’s name John, although I’m not sure why. My middle name means “strong,” or as I was told when I was young. My last name Nakamura means “inside village.” So I guess that would make me my father’s daughter, existing in the center of the world, able to withstand the adversity this life has to offer. 

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Photo taken and name story provided on June 28, 2014 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »

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