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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Yoru no kangaegoto | Night Thoughts

Jyā mata raishū ne!” 

“See you later!”

The Zoom call ends, and I finally head to bed.

Another long day has passed for the both of us. Meetings, deadlines, teaching. Otsukare sama

As I lie on my bed, staring into the dark abyss above, I reflect on how the day went, and the things I need to prepare for tomorrow.

How did we get here? By here, I mean co-founding Japanese for Nikkei and trying to advocate the importance of creating Nikkei spaces for language learners to thrive. For so long, I’ve been trying to run in …

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Fishing with Dad

My first recollection of catching a fish was when my dad took me to the San Joaquin River, just below the massive 544-foot-tall Friant Dam, which is located 20 miles east of Fresno. For a 12-year-old, fishing was boring since I had yet to catch a fish. But Dad taught me how to tie a hook, to bait the hook with salmon eggs, how to cast out the line, and to be patient. So, he sat me down under the concrete bridge over the river as he wandered around the bend of the river where he could find a spot. …

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What Nobody Can Take Away

My Nisei mother was an attractive woman but she wasn’t materialistic. In fact, she was almost fervently anti-materialistic. She would spend money on stylish clothes only when she absolutely had to, for instance, to look her best for an upcoming family wedding. And I don’t think she ever bought a single piece of jewelry for herself. Anything really nice that she owned was given to her either by her family or other relatives. And even then she wouldn’t allow herself the full pleasure of wearing or using those items. For her birthday once, I had an elegant blouse custom made …

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Our Old Family Albums

Since my mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer dementia and her passing, I have been looking through some old family albums with pictures glued onto the pages or fitted inside photo corners. I was amazed to see so many baby photos of myself with Mom, Grandmother, and my cousins, but only a few of Dad. No one ever talked about Dad to me. He was just a ghost in my family album.

My eyes happened to focus on a page without pictures, just four black photo corners and other pages with pictures of people that I did not recognize. I wanted to …

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ブラジル二世第1号の人

珍しく早起きしてソファで血圧を計っていると電話が鳴った。早朝に電話がなるのはお葬式の知らせと決まっているので、恐る恐る受話器を取る。

「オレオレ、まだ寝てた?」

アチバイアに住むさくら丸同船者の三木路生(みちお)さんだった。

「聞いて驚くな!」

人をビックリさせるあの独特の抑揚。同船者で病気の人って誰だっけ?それとも元気な人が事故か何かで?早く教えて!

向こうもじれったいのか「聞いて驚くなかれ!昨日、珍しい人に会ったよ」と切り出した。

アー、誰も死ななくて良かったと安堵する。

三木さんは続けて、「第1回移民船笠戸丸移民の二世第1号の人だよ」と自慢げな声だ。なんだかんだと説明があって、「君にこの事を新聞に…

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