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

JASC Partners With Alphawood Gallery on “Then They Came For Me;” Largest JA Incarceration Exhibit Ever in Midwest

BY RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA On June 29th, 2017, the Alphawood Gallery, in partnership with the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) was glad to announce the opening of their first original … Continue reading

January 18, 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

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

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

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

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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