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Tani Jôji: Chronicles of a Japanese Vagabond in America - Part 2

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Tani Jôji: Chronicles of a Japanese Vagabond in America - Part 1

Greg Robinson

Whenever I visit Paris, I love to spend time going through bookstores, looking for interesting French books for my library. On my last trip, I went to the Librarie Le Phénix, my favorite bookstore for works on Asia and Asian Americans. While browsing the shelves, I came across a paperback …

Otto and Iris Yamaoka: Asian Actors in 1930s Hollywood - Part 2

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Otto and Iris Yamaoka: Asian Actors in 1930s Hollywood - Part 1

Greg Robinson

As readers of this column know, I have done a great deal of research in recent years on the panoply of Asian American performers who worked in Hollywood in the generation before World War II. Theirs was not a simple life. Hollywood studios made frequent use of white actors in …

Leo Amino: Building a Brighter Art Through Plastics - Part 2

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Leo Amino: Building a Brighter Art Through Plastics - Part 1

Greg Robinson

The modern sculptor Leo Amino, who achieved fame in the postwar artworld but then faded from view, has been experiencing a rebirth of public interest in recent years. Amid the new attention that Amino’s work is receiving, it is interesting to retrace the path that took him to his initial …

Les nouvelles japonaises: French Canadian newspaper coverage of Japanese American wartime confinement - Part 2

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Les nouvelles japonaises: French Canadian newspaper coverage of Japanese American wartime confinement - Part 1

Greg Robinson

Jonathan van Harmelen has been studying international newspaper coverage of Japanese American confinement and of redress movements. After publishing a Discover Nikkei column on Dutch newspaper coverage, he followed it up with an extended study in the Journal of Transnational American Studies of British, French, German and Dutch sources. More …

African American images on a Nikkei Canvas: Black Characters in Japanese American Literature - Part 4

Greg RobinsonBrian Niiya

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African American images on a Nikkei Canvas: Black Characters in Japanese American Literature - Part 3

Greg RobinsonBrian Niiya

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I am a native New Yorker who is Professor of History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal, a French-language institution in Montreal, Canada. In addition to writing multiple books on Japanese American and Japanese Caandian history, I write the regular historical column "The Great Unknown" for the NICHI BEI WEEKLY newspaper.

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