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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Inspirar Adiante: Heróis Nikkeis abaixo dos 30 anos

Emily Teraoka: Inspiring Conversations through public service at Minidoka National Historic Site

Emily Teraoka grew up around both the Japanese and Mexican cultures that are part of her heritage, but they were sprinkled into a mix of quintessentially American things—country music, pickup trucks, weekend sports, and big Halloween parties around her family’s home in Fresno, California. It wasn’t until college that she began exploring her yonsei Nikkei identity. Today, she is Lead Park Ranger for Minidoka National Historic Site, where she has the opportunity to build relationships and inspire conversations about the legacy of the WWII incarceration camps. Discover …

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O Oshogatsu Durante a Pandemia... Mais Uma Vez

Tradições Nima-kai: Pratos do Oshogatsu 2022 Depois de mais um ano longo e difícil, os nikkeis de todo o mundo comemoraram o Oshogatsu 2022 com a mesma alegria de sempre. Eles se reuniram em pessoa quando não havia risco e se encontraram virtualmente quando havia, prepararam deliciosos pratos no estilo osechi que eles normalmente compram em mercados ou comem em festas, e fizeram um brinde para um ano novo melhor. No nosso boletim de notícias eletrônico de janeiro, o Descubra Nikkei lançou uma chamada para fotos compartilhando os pratos que os n…

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New Film Paper Chase Tells the Story of Japanese American Media

Japanese and Japanese American newspapers have been faithfully chronicling the history of the Japanese immigrant community since the late 1800s in the United States and Canada. Organizations such as The Rafu Shimpo (founded in Los Angeles, in 1903), among many others, have gathered Japanese American stories and used them to create a sense of connection and to celebrate a shared heritage. Paper Chase (2021), a new full-length documentary by the Zentoku Foundation, tells the story of how these vital, local news organizations rose and evolved since the late 1800s, and the challenges they fa…

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The Incarceration in Context: New book paints the story of JA oppression, incarceration, and resilience

“Why should we care today about events that happened nearly eighty years ago? We should care because there are those today who cite the Japanese American incarceration as ‘precedent’ for “rounding up” others on the basis of race, national origin, and religion, for no justifiable reason. We should care when our government acts in unconstitutional ways.” — When Can We Go Back to America?, p.xxii Professor Susan H. Kamei first began pulling together materials for a course called “War, Race, and the Constitution” incarceration at the …

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JANM’s Media Arts Center Spotlight

“There are so many wonderful stories waiting to be told. Just like the ‘junk’ in your parent’s garage that might really be an artifact that could be at home in JANM’s collection, families don’t always realize how valuable and interesting their own stories are. For MAC, we try to capture and preserve these stories to share with new audiences.” — Evan Kodani, MAC team member The Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) has been nominated for an LA-area Emmy Award for its recent feature documentary, M…

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