O Poder das Nossas Histórias

Esta série consiste de projetos que ajudam a preservar e compartilhar histórias nikkeis de maneiras diferentes – através de blogs, websites, mídias sociais, podcasts, trabalhos de arte, filmes, revistas, músicas, mercadorias e muito mais. Ao destacar estes projetos, desejamos demonstrar a importância da preservação e compartilhamento das histórias nikkeis, como também inspirar outras pessoas a criar as suas próprias histórias.

Se você tem um projeto que acredita que deveríamos apresentar, ou se está interessado/a em trabalhar como voluntário/a para nos ajudar a conduzir futuras entrevistas, entre em contato conosco no email Editor@DiscoverNikkei.org.

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Yoshiki Nagahama e One Okinawa – a mídia que une os uchinanchu do mundo

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No dia 30 de outubro de 2019 (lembrando que 30 de outubro é o “Dia Mundial dos uchinanchu1), foi lançada a revista na web One Okinawa, que traz nessa edição entrevistas com uchinanchu do Havaí, além de uma reportagem sobre o Castelo de Shuri que foi destruído por incêndio. O fundador da revista é Yoshiki Nagahama, que foi jornalista do Ryukyu Shimpo e reside na província de Okinawa.

Ele diz: “A ideia de lançar este meio de comunicação já estava na minha cabeça há alguns anos, mas foi mais ...

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Michelle Kumata, A Japanese-American Artist with Brazilian Ancestral Roots

Seattle native Michelle Kumata’s artistic journey has taken her across the country to New York and across the hemisphere to Brazil, not only to discover her identity and legacy but to express it through her work. By exploring her family’s Japanese-Brazilian (JB) roots, she shares her story of how, through oral histories and visual art, she has established a legacy for future generations of her family.

A shy, only child growing up, Michelle has become an accomplished artist whose work has been showcased in The Seattle Times, and in cultural centers, museums, and galleries locally and across the ...

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Japanese Incarceration: Making a Difference One Person at a Time

My name is Marissa, and I'm a Girl Scout from South San Jose, California. I love the smell of coffee, a good book, the sea at sunset, a couple of cats, and most of all, keeping history alive. I am currently working on my Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. It requires over 80 hours of work and leadership on a project that helps the community and has sustainability.

​I am a fourth generation Japanese American. My maternal family came to America from Japan in 1923, while my paternal family immigrated from Japan ...

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Bridging the Cultural Gap with Stories: The Zentoku Foundation

In 2018, Mark Nakakihara founded the Zentoku Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving stories of various generations of Japanese Americans. The Zentoku Foundation strengthens the Japanese American community by providing an enriching website and e-newsletters for all generations to cherish amazing stories, news, and upcoming events.

The Zentoku Foundation is unique because its meticulously delivered stories engulf its followers with deep, familial emotions. Much like the captivating emotions a bonsai enthusiast feels when observing the pure serenity of a completed bonsai, followers of the Zentoku Foundation sense the same harmony and raw emotions of each story. One ...

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The Yonsei Memory Project: Keeping Stories Alive Through Inter-Generational Healing

For many Japanese American communities across the country, February 19 marks a Day of Remembrance. On that day seventy-seven years ago, in 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, turning the west coast of the United States into an active military zone and granting the secretary of war broad powers within those exclusionary zones.

A reaction to widespread anti-Japanese xenophobia in the wake of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the illegal incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans residing in those zones in concentration camps across the country, from Manzanar in California to Jerome in ...

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