Nikkei Chicago / 日系シカゴ

Documenting the untold stories of Nikkei (Japanese American) Chicago シカゴにおける日系人に関する記事のサイト

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

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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

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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

Gaman – Portraits of Chicago Nisei WWII Veterans

Gaman: Portraits of Chicago Nisei World War II Veterans, chronicles the experiences of six Japanese American veterans. After the United States entered World War II, Executive Order 9066 was signed, … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Future of the Past: Digitized Archival Sources on Nikkei Chicago

By ELLEN WU Like just about everything else these days, history has gone high tech. Which is great news for those looking to know more about Chicago’s Japanese Americans, particularly … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

2014 Chicago Nikkei Community Annual Memorial Day Commemoration

By ERIK MATSUNAGA In 1935, the Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago began purchasing burial plots at Montrose Cemetery on the city’s North Side. Due to discriminatory policies of the … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dr. Joe Takehara and Chicago Aikido

Dr. Joe Takehara, D.D.S., a second generation Japanese American, has trained with the legends of aikido during his fifty-three years of studying the Japanese martial art. Meanwhile, he was a … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 5 Comments
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