Nikkei Chicago / 日系シカゴ

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The Japanese Peruvian Community of Chicago

By RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA On a warm spring day last year, members of the Japanese Peruvian community filled the pews of the Church of Christ Presbyterian in Chicago not for … Continue reading

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Japanese Americans on Chicago’s South Side – Oakland/Kenwood, 1940s-1950s

Fred Yamaguchi:  That was like Japantown. 43rd and Ellis. Karen Kanemoto:  But now, I don’t think there are any Japanese Americans down there. Yamaguchi:  I don’t think so. Kanemoto:  It’s … Continue reading

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Kansha Project 2016 Reflection – Miki Takeshita

BY MIKI TAKESHITA Kansha Project 2016 Reflection Kansha Project Culmination, June 18, 2016 “In February 1942, the War Relocation Authority began to establish centers where Japanese Americans, including those born … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Japanese Young Men’s Christian Institute of Chicago and the Japanese Women’s Club, 1907-1929

BY MAYUMI HOSHINO On November 29th, 1913, the Chicago Daily Tribune reported on a special dinner banquet that had invited “every known Japanese resident in the city” and was held … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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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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

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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

March 12, 2015 · 2 Comments
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