ニッケイ物語 #10—ニッケイの世代:家族と コミュニティのつながり

「ニッケイ物語」シリーズ第10弾「ニッケイの世代:家族とコミュニティのつながり」では、世界中のニッケイ社会における世代間の関係に目を向け、特にニッケイの若い世代が自らのルーツや年配の世代とどのように結びついているのか(あるいは結びついていないのか)という点に焦点を当てます。

ディスカバー・ニッケイでは、2021年5月から9月末までストーリーを募集し、11月8日をもってお気に入り作品の投票を締め切りました。全31作品(日本語:2、英語:21、スペイン語:3、ポルトガル語:7)が、オーストラリア、カナダ、日本、ニュージーランド、ブラジル、米国、ペルーより寄せられました。多言語での投稿作品もありました。

このシリーズでは、編集委員とニマ会の方々に、それぞれお気に入り作品の選考と投票をお願いしました。下記がお気に入りに選ばれた作品です。(*お気に入りに選ばれた作品は、現在翻訳中です。)

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