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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Yoru no kangaegoto | Night Thoughts

Jyā mata raishū ne!” 

“See you later!”

The Zoom call ends, and I finally head to bed.

Another long day has passed for the both of us. Meetings, deadlines, teaching. Otsukare sama

As I lie on my bed, staring into the dark abyss above, I reflect on how the day went, and the things I need to prepare for tomorrow.

How did we get here? By here, I mean co-founding Japanese for Nikkei and trying to advocate the importance of creating Nikkei spaces for language learners to thrive. For so long, I’ve been trying to run in …

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Fishing with Dad

My first recollection of catching a fish was when my dad took me to the San Joaquin River, just below the massive 544-foot-tall Friant Dam, which is located 20 miles east of Fresno. For a 12-year-old, fishing was boring since I had yet to catch a fish. But Dad taught me how to tie a hook, to bait the hook with salmon eggs, how to cast out the line, and to be patient. So, he sat me down under the concrete bridge over the river as he wandered around the bend of the river where he could find a spot. …

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Ojiichans

Houve um tempo em que tomávamos refrigerante em garrafas de vidro. Antes do uso inconsequente do plástico descartável, ia-se até o fornecedor de bebidas com o engradado repleto de recipientes vazios e trocávamos por outros cheios. Meu avô comprava sempre as garrafas individuais verdes de guaraná e as deixava na geladeira, esperando a visita dos netos. O som do gás saindo quando o abridor levantava a tampinha é capaz até hoje de me levar de volta àquela cozinha, menina ainda ao lado daquele senhor forte que mal falava a mesma língua que eu, mas que me fazia entender que eu …

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What Nobody Can Take Away

My Nisei mother was an attractive woman but she wasn’t materialistic. In fact, she was almost fervently anti-materialistic. She would spend money on stylish clothes only when she absolutely had to, for instance, to look her best for an upcoming family wedding. And I don’t think she ever bought a single piece of jewelry for herself. Anything really nice that she owned was given to her either by her family or other relatives. And even then she wouldn’t allow herself the full pleasure of wearing or using those items. For her birthday once, I had an elegant blouse custom made …

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Our Old Family Albums

Since my mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer dementia and her passing, I have been looking through some old family albums with pictures glued onto the pages or fitted inside photo corners. I was amazed to see so many baby photos of myself with Mom, Grandmother, and my cousins, but only a few of Dad. No one ever talked about Dad to me. He was just a ghost in my family album.

My eyes happened to focus on a page without pictures, just four black photo corners and other pages with pictures of people that I did not recognize. I wanted to …

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