Crônicas Nikkeis #10—Gerações Nikkeis: Conectando Famílias e Comunidades

O tema da 10ª edição das Crônicas NikkeisGerações Nikkeis: Conectando Famílias e Comunidades—abrange as relações intergeracionais nas comunidades nikkeis em todo o mundo, tendo como foco especial as emergentes gerações mais jovens de nikkeis e o tipo de conexão que eles têm (ou não têm) com as suas raízes e as gerações mais velhas. 

O Descubra Nikkei aceitou histórias relacionadas ao Gerações Nikkeis de maio a setembro de 2021; a votação foi encerrada em 8 de novembro. Recebemos 31 histórias (21 em inglês, 2 em japonês, 3 em espanhol e 7 em português) da Austrália, Brasil, Canadá, Estados Unidos, Japão, Nova Zelândia e Peru. Algumas foram enviadas em múltiplos idiomas.

Solicitamos ao nosso Comitê Editorial para escolher as suas histórias favoritas. Nossa comunidade Nima-kai também votou nas que gostaram. Aqui estão as favoritas selecionadas pelo comitê editorial e pela Nima-kai! (*Estamos em processo de tradução das histórias selecionadas.)

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