ビッキー・K・ムラカミ=ツダ

(Vicky K. Murakami-Tsuda)

ビッキー・K・ムラカミ=ツダさんは、全米日系人博物館のコミュニケーションズ・プロダクション・マネージャーで、ディスカバー・ニッケイの仕事が大好きです。新しく、そして興味深いストーリーに触れ、近い興味を持つ世界中の人々とつながることができるからです。

南カリフォルニア出身のムラカミ=ツダさんは、“自称”四世で、親戚の多い家族の元に生まれました。かつて(時間とエネルギーがたくさんあった頃)は、アーティストとして日系アメリカ人の文化や歴史を探求する作品を制作していました。最近の仕事以外の時間は、食とフェイスブック、ボウリング、ディズニーランドと読書を楽しんでいます。

(2016年3月 更新)

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on the Women Who Inspire Me

My grandmother and Yuri Kochiyama are two of the many women who, in their own ways, have helped shape who I am. March is Women’s History Month in the United States, so I’ve decided to take some time to reflect on the topic of women—not so much about feminism vs. femininity, but about real women in my family and those that I encounter in my life. Those women who inspire my dreams and aspirations, show me strength, and give me hope.

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on a New Year and New Beginnings

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