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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Los Angeles

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Takasugi Tsuneo

I come from a village-full of Takasugis in small rural area of Okayama Prefecture. It means ‘Tall Cedar Tree’, but it means nothing tin our village/ First name, I’m told, is fit for a Buddhist monk, meaning long life or permanent life.

高 杉 恒 生

My middle name is “T” which means nothing.  But that’s no how most people call me. I became tired of my real name botched up in my everyday life. 

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Photo taken and name story provided on June 28, 2014 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the More »


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