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Nikkei Chronicles #3—Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

My name has Asia covered: From Asia Minor to Japan

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What is in a name? Is your name unique? Have you developed your identity around your name? Were you named after a relative, a movie star, or a song title…? Do you happen to have a surname that is also shared by a famous person? These questions and more usually …

Nikkei Chronicles #1—ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture

Three Generations of Japanese American Cooks and Food: From Grandma to daughter to grandson

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What does your family call Thanksgiving stuffing? In our family, stuffing was called dressing. This food and cooking story entails a tradition that goes back three generations from my maternal grandma, Suye Sakoda to her daughter, Edna Ishikawa, and to me, Troy Ishikawa. Do good cooks run in your family? …

It began with a laugh and ended with a laugh: My interview with Frank Chuman

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I always liked interviewing people. I learned so much more than I could ever imagine, whether for an informational interview or for graduate school research. Most of the interviews I did in the past, I was contextualized to that person and hopefully that person also knew a little something about …

Coming of Age in San Francisco’s Nihonmachi: How My Parents Met, Married, and Moved - Part 3 of 3

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Coming of Age in San Francisco’s Nihonmachi: How My Parents Met, Married, and Moved - Part 2 of 3

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Coming of Age in San Francisco’s Nihonmachi: How My Parents Met, Married, and Moved - Part 1 of 3

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Every young generation creates their own halcyon days; my parents’ generation was no exception. They came of age during the 1930s and ‘40s in San Francisco’s Nihonmachi. They met outside at a car garage in Japan Town in 1938, married by eloping to Reno in 1940, and moved briefly to …

Retracing Part of my Family’s Roots in the Shadow of Sakurajima: Part 2

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>>> Read Part 1 We drive around to a remodeled housing track where once quaint one-story Japanese farmhouses have been replaced with two-story mansions. Did everyone strike money? Aunt Nobu-san still resides in a traditional farmhouse framed with the blue tile roof. She was eating a meal and told us …

Retracing Part of My Family’s Roots in the Shadow of Sakurajima: Part 1

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Mesmerized by Sakurajima, a majestic symmetrical-shaped volcano whose seductive plume obscures the top of this mountain crater, I wonder what mysteries may lie hidden beneath. Could one of the many stories revealed under the plume’s shadow contain my mother’s family ancestors?

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  • Advocacy Asian American clinical trials (Cancer, Diabetes, etc.), films, literature, music, traditions (mochi tan tan), Alliances

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