ニッケイ物語8 — ニッケイ・ヒーロー:私たちの模範となり、誇りを与えてくれる人

「ヒーロー」という言葉は、人によって異なる意味を持ちます。このシリーズでは、日系ヒーロー、すなわち彼らが人々に与えた影響についてさぐってみました。あなたのヒーローは誰ですか?あなたのヒーローはあなたの日系アイデンティティまたは日系人とのつながりにどのような影響を与えましたか?

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#1: いただきます!ニッケイ食文化を味わう
#2: ニッケイ+ ~混ざり合う言語、伝統、世代、人種の物語~ 
#3: ニッケイ人の名前:太郎、ジョン、フアン、ジョアオ?
#4: ニッケイ・ファミリー: 記憶、伝統、家族観
#5: ニッケイ語:家族、コミュニティ、文化の言葉
#6: いただきます 2!新・ニッケイ食文化を味わう
#7: ニッケイ・ルーツ:私たちの文化の足跡をたどる

community en

The Family of Shinjiro Dote and Pre-WWII Japanese of El Dorado County, CA.

The trials and tribulations of pre–World War II Japanese on the West Coast are well documented, but there was a small group of them that were uniquely special and nearly lost to obscurity. The adversity they faced was as unparallel as the historical significance of their community of El Dorado County, CA.

I’m a mixed race Sansei. My family decided in 1971 to leave southern California for the quieter rural El Dorado County in northern California three weeks before the school year ended. I clearly remember my first day at my new school. As the office gal took ...

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culture pt

Heróis: sonho, trabalho e transformação

Oh! Sonhos! Sonhos! Sonhos! Nada está finalizado pela mão humana, principalmente quando ela está doutro lado do mundo. É com essas mãos calejadas pelo tempo, pela história, que o peso da cultura transforma a terra em arte, moldando a argila, religando cada elemento até chegar ao produto final. Tudo parece pronto e acabado. Não, nada disso está terminado até porque cada peça vai ser única e a natureza fará seu retoque final.

As marcas entre o vivido, o presente e o futuro são cada vez mais fortes, elas vêm unidas como um Sísifo ...

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war en

My Hero: Shinya Honda

Shinya Honda was my hero because he never looked back. He always persevered and took responsibility for his own life and even took care of his mother and three sisters. Uncle Shin never complained about his circumstances or the terrible events that took place at the age of 15, when his father died.

Above all, I am grateful to Uncle Shin and his whole generation who worked hard to serve our country. In spite of the incarceration in concentration camps and this tragic black mark in American history, the positive attitude of Uncle Shin, being a cheerleader for his children ...

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community es

Cynthia: Mil grullas, una flor de cerezo y la fugacidad de la vida

Desde que tengo memoria, como todo aquel que nació en el Perú en los años noventa, Japón ha estado muy presente en mi vida. Cómo olvidar la primera vez que sintonicé y vi por primera vez Dragon Ball o Saint Seiya, o incluso Dekirukana o Teatro de Marionetas. El haber nacido y vivido en Jesús María, cerca del Centro Cultural Peruano Japonés, también hizo que desde pequeño me emocionara mucho por aprender más sobre esta cultura tan interesante. No obstante, no sería sino hasta un tiempo después que terminar ...

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2 Presidents, 2 Senators, 2 Moms…and 2 Dads, too

My best friend Brenda and I have often talked about how much change and history our parents witnessed over the course of their lifetimes. We are the only-children, daughters of U.S. military fathers who were born and raised in the American South and Japanese mothers.

Our parents lived through much of the history of the 20th century, and we too, as their daughters also are living witnesses to that history.

Beginning in 1985, I had the great privilege of serving as a press aide to two of Tennessee’s U.S. Senators in Washington, D.C. As a high ...

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