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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Los Angeles

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Arlene Reiko Nakamura

My first name, Arlene, was given to me by my dad because he liked the actress Arlene Dahl. The kanji for my middle name comes from the word “kirei”, “beautiful”, ha ha.

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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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