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

Adopting From Japan: One Chicago Couple’s Journey

By RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA For most parents in the United States, their first encounter with their child occurs at birth in an American hospital setting. For Jonathon and Mari, however, … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Forgotten Story of Japanese American Zoot Suiters

By ELLEN D. WU Sus Kaminaka was a zoot suiter: one of the many young people in 1940s America who embraced a distinctive, working-class urban aesthetic characterized by flamboyant fashions … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 18 Comments

“Gaman in Nisei”

A documentary featuring interviews with Nisei attendees of the Japanese American Service Committee’s “Out of the House Program” at the Christ Church of Chicago, this short piece explores issues related … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nisei Recollections of a Pre-Resettlement Chicago

Follow the story of “Rocky” Yamanaka, one of the few remaining Nisei who remembers life in Chicago before Japanese American resettlement, from his family’s difficulties in the Great Depression, his … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 4 Comments