Nikkei Chicago / 日系シカゴ

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Rebecca Ozaki – A Profile

“This video was made when Rebecca was a rising senior at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Champaign. In it she discusses the influence of her grandfather Sam Ozaki – the … Continue reading

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30 Years of Lakeview: Chicago’s Japanese American Community 1960s-1990s

Special Note: The following story of Lakeview’s historic Japantown was featured in a discussion with Erik Matsunaga and Fred Sasaki on 91.5 FM, WBEZ – Chicago Public Radio’s Afternoon Shift, … Continue reading

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Chicago Premiere of “Mrs. Judo” Documentary

BY ERIK MATSUNAGA Be strong, be gentle, be beautiful. In judo you need strength of mind, body, and soul. I don’t mean beauty in the external sense. A compassionate soul is … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Op-ed: The Future Started Yesterday

An op-ed commentary describing the challenges for Japanese American non-profit organizations in Chicago, and the need to develop succession planning strategies for the future. Op-ed by BOB KUMAKI When I … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Forward Chicago Profile: Toshiko (Tonko) Doi

“Forward Chicago is a grassroots, all-volunteer non-profit that connects neighbors, businesses and local organizations to build a stronger community. Together, we’re creating a neighborhood where people of all ages are … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Josina Morita, on Creating an Asian American Political Voice

By RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA “I think there is a great deal of significance for Asian Americans running for office, especially county-wide,” said Josina Morita, who recently came off of a … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Kansha Project

The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program that connects Japanese American youth to the continuing legacy of the Japanese American community’s incarceration during World War II. This documentary centers around the 2012 Kansha Project and … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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