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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Los Angeles



Toshiko is my middle name. I was always “so so” about this name, but now that I looked up the meaning of this name – it’s not that bad- It means genius child or clever child.

Actually, I didn’t like it that much because it has the name “Tosh” in it which is a boy’s name.

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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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