Kimiko Medlock

Atualmente, Kimiko Medlock está cursando o mestrado em idiomas e culturas do leste da Ásia na Universidade de Columbia, especializando-se na história dos movimentos japoneses de libertação social. Além disso, ela é estagiária numa empresa sem fins lucrativos baseada em Washington, cujo foco são as relações com o Japão; toca taiko; e é membro da Associação Okinawense-Americana de Nova York.

Atualizado em junho de 2015

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Crônicas Nikkeis #4 — Família Nikkei: Memórias, Tradições e Valores

Don’t Worry Be Hapa

Eu e minhas irmãs temos o mesmo senso de humor mordaz e a mesma altura “verticalmente modesta”, mas as nossas semelhanças óbvias acabam aí. Nós todas temos a mesma mãe sansei de Okinawa e o  mesmo pai “meio-sulista” da Flórida [estado geograficamente, mas nem sempre culturalmente, sulista], mas não nos parecemos iguais. Quando estávamos crescendo, na melhor das hipóteses eu descreveria como tênue a nossa conexão com a nossa “niponidade”. Nós comíamos arroz em todas as refeições e nunca deixávamos de levar presentes quando visitávamos ...

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No-No Boy Author John Okada, Rediscovered

I Must be Strong
I know now for what war I was born.
Every child is born to see some struggle,
But this conflict is yet the worst.
For my dark features are those of the enemy,
And my heart is buried deep in occidental soil.
People will say things, and people will do things,
I know they will, and I must be strong.

—John Okada, University of Washington Daily, Dec 11, 1941

John Okada, author of the classic Nisei novel No-No Boy (1957) was a mystery to a generation of readers and historians. After studying literature and writing a ...

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New Memoir Celebrates the Life of Nisei Resister Jimmie Omura

“The most heroic figures in U.S. history, although not always fully appreciated or roundly honored in their lifetime, are those who, like James Matsumoto Omura, were courageous enough to speak and act in an exceedingly moral manner during a time of dire crisis, when it was not popular or even acceptable for them to do so, irrespective of the price that they had to pay.” 

—Art Hansen, editor of Nisei Naysayer

In the long line of historians, journalists, and biographers who have studied the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, there has only recently emerged a ...

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Mas Arai’s Last Mystery: Interview with Naomi Hirahara

“I [accepted a] writing fellowship in Kansas to focus on the novel that I had been working on for years. When I returned to LA, I again needed work and began writing biographies for the Japanese American National Museum. And then my novel began to morph into a mystery, which turned out to the perfect container for my story and protagonist, Mas Arai.”

—Naomi Hirahara, author of Hiroshima Boy

Acclaimed author of the Mas Arai mysteries Naomi Hirahara is coming to the Japanese American National Museum on March 17. She will be discussing and reading from her most recent book ...

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Just One Place for Easy Japanese Recipes

“Many of you grew up eating Japanese food prepared by your grandmother or mother. I would like to encourage you to try making these natsukashii (nostalgic) dishes at home. You will be surprised how much joy it will bring you! Food has the ability to connect the present and the past. It also plays a big part in preserving our cultures and traditions. I would be very happy if Just One Cookbook became a reliable source for your daily Japanese meals, and helped bring your family closer with dishes everyone can enjoy.”

Namiko Chen, founder, justonecookbook.com

When Namiko Chen ...

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