ミア・ナカジ・モニエ

(Mia Nakaji Monnier)

ロサンゼルスを拠点に活動するライター、編集者。カリフォルニアで日本人の母とアメリカ人の父のもとに生まれる。京都、バーモント州の小さな町、テキサス州の郊外など、11の異なる都市や町に住んだ経験がある。ミア・ナカジ・モニエへの問い合わせ、本人執筆による記事の閲覧はこちらから:mianakajimonnier.com

(2015年7月 更新) 

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The Pond - Part 1

It was just before Christmas when I went to Auntie Junko and Uncle Bill’s house on my own for the first time. I got to the bus stop around nine to wait for the 9:15 bus to Downtown. Because it’s L.A., people always assume the buses will be late. It’s when they aren’t that they surprise you, and I didn’t really feel like waiting an hour in the rain for the next one. As I sat on the bench counting my change, I watched BMWs and Mercedes turn out of the Chevron station ...

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Eric Nakamura Reflects on "Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years"

In 1994, Eric Nakamura and co-founder Martin Wong put together the first issue of Giant Robot Magazine, then a photocopied publication, filled with Asian-inspired pop culture finds. Fifteen years later, Giant Robot has become a success story with shops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York—and an additional gallery and restaurant in L.A. Giant Robot has evolved to be more than a magazine or even a shop, but rather a culture, a lifestyle.

On October 24, 2009, following the successful 2007 exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issuesthe second Giant Robot Biennale opened at the Japanese American ...

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A Great American Life

In the spring of 1945, a young man showed up at Walt Disney Studios hoping to find a job in their animation department. He brought with him no experience to speak of, but a “portfolio” consisting of two notepads bought at the five-and-dime store, filled with drawings. The other men in the Disney waiting room with him were older, and carried large, impressive, black leather portfolios, but in the end, it was the inexperienced, young man who was taken in and given a job. This man, the 20-year-old Iwao Takamoto, began at Disney as an “in-betweener,” filling in the gaps ...

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