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PRÓXIMOS PROGRAMAS

9th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest Virtual Celebration

Quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2022 • 22h (horário de Brasília)

[Idioma: inglês / parcialmente em japonês]

Marvel at the amazing and creative ways that writers can imagine Little Tokyo and expand the fictional boundaries of the Japanese American experience.

Each year, the Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest heightens awareness of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo by challenging both new and experienced writers to write a story that captures the spirit and essence of Little Tokyo and the people in it. In this virtual celebration emceed by Derek Mio, the winning stories in the three contest categories—Adult, Youth, and Japanese language—will be showcased with dramatic readings by Keiko AgenaHelen Ota, and Megumi Anjo. Each category winner is awarded cash prize and their story will be published in The Rafu Shimpo, on Discover Nikkei, and on the Little Tokyo Historical Society website.

RSVP is required!

Read stories from past Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contests: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII

*The contest is presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society in partnership with JANM’s Discover Nikkei project.


Vozes Nima: Episódio 9—Greg Robinson

Terça-feira, 12 de julho de 2022 • 21h (horário de Brasília)

[Idioma: inglês]

Nima Voices is an interview series where we uplift our Nima through brief, but enlightening, interviews. In the ninth episode, Greg Robinson, a noted author and scholar of Japanese and Canadian American history, will be interviewed by guest host Lisa Doi, a curatorial assistant at the Japanese American National Museum and a PhD Student in American Studies at Indiana University. Greg has been contributing articles to Discover Nikkei since 2009, shedding light on extraordinary, yet little-known Nikkei, many of which were published in an award-winning anthology, The Unsung Great: Portraits of Extraordinary Japanese Americans. Join us as they chat about some of his favorite stories from the book, his connections to Discover Nikkei, and more!

Read Greg’s articles on Discover Nikkei before tuning in for this live interview and Q&A on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. (PDT) on the Discover Nikkei YouTube channel or on Facebook. Log into your YouTube or Facebook account to post questions for the Q&A!

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VOZES NIMA

“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 9—Laura Honda-Hasegawa

15 de março de 2022

[Idioma: Português]

O 8º episódio (e o primeiro em português!) apresentou Laura Honda-Hasegawa, uma Sansei de São Paulo, Brasil, cuja escrita compartilha suas experiências e perspectivas de ser Nikkei e de outras pessoas. Ela foi entrevistada ao vivo pela apresentadora convidada Patricia Murakami, uma advogada nipo-brasileira de São Paulo que atua em muitas associações nikkeis. Elas discutiram o "Ohayo Bom Dia", a primeira série de Laura no Descubra Nikkei sobre ser nikkei brasileira; suas histórias fictícias explorando a vida de dekasseguis que moram no Japão; comunidades nikkeis no Brasil; suas experiências vivendo no Japão; Descubra Nikkei; e mais.

 

Episódio 7—Ryusuke Kawai



8 de dezembro de 2021

[Idioma: Japonês]

第7話では、初の日本語ゲストとし、日本人ジャーナリストでノンフィクションライターの川井龍介さんをお迎えし、全米日系人博物館・日本語渉外担当の三木昌子さんがお話を伺いしました。この2021年12月8日にライブ配信されたインタビューで、2010年からディスカバーニッケイへ記事を寄稿している川井さんは、彼のジャーナリストとしてのバックグラウンドや日系人との出会いについて話してくださった後、ジョン・オカダ著『ノーノー・ボーイ』の訳本とその魅力、フロリダの大和コロニーへの入植者の一人である森上助次の人物像やフロリダの日系人について、さらには「米國日系人百年史」をまとめた加藤新一という人物について話してくださいました。

 

Episódio 6—Christine Piper



7 de setembro de 2021

[Idioma: inglês]

The sixth episode featured Christine Piper, an award-winning, mixed-race Japanese-Australian author. She was interviewed live by guest host Emily Anderson (Project Curator at JANM and a specialist on modern Japan) about her family background; her writing; the Japanese/Nikkei community in Australia, especially during World War II; and her experience as a field research facilitator for the Global Nikkei Young Adult Research Project.

 

Episódio 5—Jay Horinouchi

6 de julho de 2021

[Idioma: inglês]

The fifth episode featured Jay Horinouchi—a Japanese American artist/consultant—interviewed by guest host Soji Kashiwagi. They talked about the challenges of designing the Nikkei Chronicles graphics and reflected on the 10th anniversary of the Great Tohoku Kanto earthquake. Jay was living in Japan in 2011 and assisted with post-tsunami recovery efforts. As Executive Director of the Grateful Crane Ensemble, Soji led three goodwill tours to Tohoku in 2014, 2016, and 2018 where the group performed songs of hope and healing for survivors.

 

Episódio 4—Juan Alberto Matsumoto

Terça-feira, 27 de abril

[Idioma: espanhol]

El cuarto episodio y primero en idioma español de “Voces Nima” presenta al argentino japonés Juan Alberto Matsumoto con la anfitriona invitada Mónica Kogiso. Ambos son nisei, originarios de Escobar, Argentina. Alberto habló sobre sus antecedentes, la ciudad de Escobar en donde creció, las comunidades nikkeis en Argentina, su identidad, los nikkeis en Japón y la educación para hijos de dekasegi, sus experiencias en la guerra de las Malvinas y más. Lean todas las historias de Alberto aquíMiren la entrevista de historia oral de Alberto aquí.

Mónica Kogiso es una comunicadora y puente cultural entre el Japón y Argentina. Ella es coordinadora de producción para los medios japoneses y organiza viajes y eventos que promueven los vínculos entre diversas personas y culturas. Es expresidenta del Centro Nikkei Argentino, y ha participado activamente en la Asociación Panamericana Nikkei. Ella promueve y trabaja para apoyar el desarrollo de los jóvenes líderes nikkei de Argentina y América Latina. Por largo tiempo, ha sido colaboradora de Descubra a los Nikkei.

 

Episódio 3—Tamiko Nimura

2 de março de 2021

[Idioma: inglês]

The third episode featured Discover Nikkei contributor Tamiko Nimura with guest host, Japanese American youth activist Justin Kawaguchi. Tamiko talked about her family—especially her uncle, the late playwright Hiroshi Kashiwagi; her sense of cultural identity and the importance of traditions; the Nikkei community in the Pacific Northwest, particularly Tacoma, WA; and her upcoming book, a co-written graphic novel, titled We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration (Chin Music Press/Wing Luke Asian Museum). Read Tamiko’s work here.

 

Episódio 2—Erik Matsunaga

15 de dezembro de 2020

[Idioma: inglês]

The second episode featured Erik Matsunaga with guest host, award-winning author Naomi Hirahara. Erik talked about his family, projects to map historic Japanese American neighborhoods in Chicago, his @windycitynikkei Instagram account, and his other articles on Discover Nikkei. Read Erik’s work here.

Naomi Hirahara is the author of the Edgar Award-winning Mas Arai mystery series, she has written several 12-part serials for Discover Nikkei, including her latest, Ten Days of Cleanup. Her historical mystery, Clark and Division, set in 1944 Chicago, will be released in August 2021 by Soho Crime. Read Naomi’s stories on Discover Nikkei.

 

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.

 

OUTROS PROGRAMAS PASSADOS

O que é a Comida Nikkei?

26 de fevereiro de 2022

[Idioma: inglês. traduções simultâneas da sessão principal estarão disponíveis em espanhol e português]

Nikkeis e outras pessoas de todo o mundo se reuniram virtualmente para discutir o que é a “comida nikkei” e o papel que ela desempenha em famílias e comunidades nikkeis mundialmente. O escritor nipo-americano Gil Asakawa liderou e moderou o programa, o qual incluiu uma apresentação de Shigeru Kojima (pesquisador do Museu das Migrações Internacionais Japonesas, em Yokohama, Japão), e também facilitou debates em pequenos grupos e discussões pós-evento opcionais via Zoom. Esta gravação inclui a apresentação e a sessão de perguntas e respostas com Kojima, como também alguns relatos dos pequenos grupos de debate.

This program was presented in English with Spanish and Portuguese simultaneous translations to facilitate international participation, with over 180 participants from at least 13 countries. We will be adding subtitles in Spanish and Portuguese. Check back for an article sharing more from the facilitators’ reports. Sign up for Discover Nikkei’s email list or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out when those have been added.

O programa foi apresentado em inglês, com traduções simultâneas em espanhol e português para tornar mais conveniente a participação internacional, e contou com mais de 180 participantes de pelo menos 13 países. Posteriormente, vamos adicionar legendas em espanhol e português. Volte mais tarde para conferir um artigo contendo relatórios mais detalhados dos moderadores. Inscreva-se na lista de e-mail do Descubra Nikkei, ou siga-nos no Facebook ou Twitter para ser alertado/a quando estas novas informações forem adicionadas.

*O programa foi apresentado com patrocinadores da comunidade: JCI Brasil-Japão, Nikkei Australia e Asociación Peruano Japonesa

 

Imagine Little Tokyo 2022 Writing Workshop

27 de janeiro de 2022

[Idioma: inglês]

Award winning author Naomi Hirahara and Little Tokyo Historical Society leader Mike Okamura led a virtual interactive story writing workshop where participants learned tips and get advice for writing short stories that they can submit to the 9th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest

The story must be fictional and set in a current, past, or future Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The short story committee will be specifically looking for stories that capture the spirit and sense of Little Tokyo.  Learn more about submitting your story.

*Presented by Little Tokyo Historic Society in partnership with Discover Nikkei, the purpose of the Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in the historic neighborhood. 

 

8th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest: A Virtual Celebration

23 de maio de 2021

[Idioma: inglês]

The winners of the 8th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest were presented in a virtual celebration and dramatic readings of the winning stories by noted theatre artists, Greg WatanabeJully Lee, and Eiji Inoue. Susie Ling (English Adult), Andie Kimura (English Youth), and Makiko Nakasone (Japanese language) represented their respective judges panels to present remarks and introduce the winners—Jacob LauxCasey Murase, and ShoRei. The event was emceed by Michael Palma and included remarks by Little Tokyo Historical Society President Michael Okamura and LTHS board member Jeffrey Gee Chin's announcement of the upcoming LTHS publication, A Rebel's Outcray.

The contest is presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society in partnership with JANM’s Discover Nikkei project.

 

Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry reading

13 de maio de 2021

[Idioma: inglês]

Our second annual virtual poetry reading presented a powerful lineup of poets previously featured in Discover Nikkei’s Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column, hosted by author, poet, and performer traci kato-kiriyama.

We reached out to pairs of poets who read works in conversation with each other. Each pair has their own unique relationship that brought depth of conversation and insight into their poetry. kato-kiriyama also provided prompts for audience members to write and reflect on.

Featured poets:

Amy Uyematsu and Miya Iwataki

Curtiss Takada Rooks and Mariko Fujimoto Rooks

Shō Tanaka and Paulette M. Moreno

 

O Que Significa Ser Nikkei em 2021?

6 de fevereiro de 2021

[Idioma: inglês. traduções simultâneas da sessão principal estarão disponíveis em espanhol e português]

Em 2018, The Nippon Foundation, em parceria com o Museu Nacional Japonês Americano, lançou o Projeto de Pesquisa Global sobre Jovens Adultos Nikkeis com o propósito de examinar como os jovens adultos nikkeis em todo o mundo percebem e expressam a sua herança cultural japonesa. Ao analisar os resultados desta pesquisa de escopo mundial e dos grupos de foco regionais espalhados pelo mundo, o projeto procurou obter um conhecimento mais profundo sobre as semelhanças e diferenças entre os jovens adultos nikkeis, como também sobre os seus triunfos e desafios.

A apresentação principal dos Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks e Dra. Lindsey Sasaki Kogasaka forneceu uma visão geral das conclusões do relatório final, seguida por uma breve sessão de perguntas e respostas.

O programa foi apresentado em inglês com traduções simultâneas em espanhol e português para facilitar a participação internacional, com mais de 130 participantes de pelo menos 14 países. O evento incluiu discussões em pequenos grupos e uma oportunidade opcional de networking.

Este programa foi apresentado pelo projeto Descubra Nikkei do JANM, em parceria com o Departamento de Estudos Asiáticos e Asiático-Americanos da Loyola Marymount University.

 

Imagine Little Tokyo Writing Workshop With Naomi Hirahara and Bill Watanabe

28 de janeiro de 2021

[Idioma: inglês]

Award-winning author Naomi Hirahara and Little Tokyo community leader Bill Watanabe led an interactive story writing workshop where articipants learned tips and got advice for writing short stories that they can submit to the eighth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest.

*Presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society in partnership with Discover Nikkei, the purpose of the Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in the historic neighborhood.

 

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.