Nikkei Chicago / 日系シカゴ

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Over 700 Commemorate 2017 Chicago Day of Remembrance and 75 Years Since E.O. 9066

BY RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA “This actually happened. This happened to somebody I love,” stated poet and author Dwight Okita, in talking about why he writes poetry about the Japanese American … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 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

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

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