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Vozes Nima: Episódio 2—Erik Matsunaga

Terça-feira, 15 de dezembro • 22:00–22:30 (horário de Brasília)

[Idioma: inglês]


Save the date for our second episode! Hear from Discover Nikkei contributor, Erik Matsunaga—a Chicago-born Yonsei descended of Nisei resettlers from California by way of Gila River War Relocation Center—as he is interviewed by our guest host, award-winning author Naomi Hirahara.

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“Nima” são membros da comunidade online Descubra Nikkei. Vindos de todo o mundo, cada um deles traz experiências e perspectivas únicas para o rico arquivo de histórias do site. Estamos entusiasmados em apresentar “Vozes Nima”, uma série em que progredimos nosso Nima por meio de breves, mas esclarecedoras entrevistas!


Vozes Nima: Episódio 1—Chuck Tasaka

27 de outubro de 2020

[Idioma: inglês]

The inaugural episode featured Japanese Canadian Chuck Tasaka with guest host, actor and comedian Kyle Mizono. Chuck talked about unique Canadian Nikkei foods; how Greenwood, BC became the first Japanese Canadian internment camp during WWII and remained a Nikkei community after the war; Nisei nicknames; his Nikkei heroes; and more. Read all of Chuck's stories here.

Kyle Mizono is a comedian based in Los Angeles who recently made a Comedy Central digital series called “Girl Kyle.” She’s also been featured on NPR’s This American Life, Viceland, FreeForm, and Adult Swim.




7th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest: A Virtual Celebration

23 de Julho de 2020

[Idioma: inglês / parcialmente em japonês]

The winners of the 7th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest were presented in a virtual celebration and dramatic readings of the winning stories by actors Derek Mio, Tamlyn Tomita, and Eijiro Ozaki. Brian Niiya (Adult category), Kelsey Iino (Youth), and Makiko Nakasone (Japanese language) represented their respective judges panels to present remarks and introduce the winners—James Fujita, Onassa Sun, and Junzo Arai. The event was emceed by Marilyn Tokuda and included remarks by Little Tokyo Historical Society President Michael Okamura and a short video about Little Tokyo by Steve Nagano.

The contest is presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society in partnership with Discover Nikkei.


Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry reading

21 de maio de 2020

[Idioma: inglês]

Discover Nikkei’s Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column shares poems each month from the Nikkei community around themes curated by author, poet, and performer traci kato-kiriyama. Nikkei Uncovered went live with a powerful, intergenerational lineup of poets previously featured in the column to share their poetry in an online reading. Hosted by traci, the interactive reading and reflection featured Maiya Kuida-Osumi, Courtney Ozaki, Micah Tasaka, and Mitsuye Yamada, followed by a short open mic portion.


From Japan to Mexico: A Nikkei Story from Veracruz

29 de setembro de 2018

[Idioma: inglês / parcialmente em espanhol]

Julio Mizzumi Guerrero Kojima and Belen Torres Morales are descendants of immigrants who left Japan to work in the sugar plantations in Veracruz, Mexico, in the early 1900s. They are musicians with expertise in the Fandango, a tradition specific to Veracruz that is rooted in community convening and participation. They also are part of an environmental/community gardening project in Veracruz called Jardin Kojima. They performed with musician César Castro and spoke about their family’s history, their expertise in Fandango, and their environmental project.

 This program was presented by the Japanese American National Museum in partnership with FandangObon.