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

The Chicago Nisei Before World War II

BY TAKAKO DAY In Japanese American history, Chicago is known as one of the primary urban relocation areas for those who were incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Facing Forward: Mixed-Race Japanese Americans in Chicago

BY RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA “So, one of the questions that mixed people get asked a lot is ‘What are you?’” stated Laura Kina, a Professor at DePaul University, speaking at … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

2016 Day of Remembrance in Chicago

BY RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA On February 21, 2016, some 300 members of the Japanese American and broader Chicago community came to the Chicago History Museum in order to attend the … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Japanese American Chick Sexers in Chicago

BY RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA At modern-day 821 North La Salle Street, in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, few people today could possibly imagine that here at this site was … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

July 31, 2016 · 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