Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families and Communities

For the 10th edition of the Nikkei Chronicles, we are calling for stories from multiple generations and communities of Nikkei. We are interested in intergenerational relationships as well as the emerging younger generations of Nikkei and how they connect with their roots.

Submit “Nikkei Generations” stories by September 30, 2021

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Nima-kai Traditions: Matsuri

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Every year, Nikkei communities around the world gather together for fun cultural activities and food. These matsuri (festivals) often celebrate specific occasions such as Tanabata and Obon. Major cultural festivals are also organized annually by local organizations such as …
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Nima-kai Community

Join the Discover Nikkei global community, where our Nima connect and share! Our Nima-kai community includes people around the world interested in learning about and sharing the Nikkei experience. Meet some of our Nima:

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Nima of the Month

laurakato (California, United States)

Laura Kato is a rising third year student at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Philosophy with minors in Political Science and Business Administration, and plans to study criminal law. She has grown up in the Japanese American community through Asian League and other various organizations. She is the upcoming president of her school’s Nikkei Student Union.

Laura is a joint intern for the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) and the Discover Nikkei project through the Nikkei Community Internship program. As part of her internship, she has written several articles, including one about her father, Judge Warren Kato, and how he has been a loving parent and role model. She also conducted a video interview with attorney Patricia Kinaga. The interview, plus a reflection article will be added to Discover Nikkei later this month.

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