Born and raised in New Orleans, Brooke recently spent six years living in Osaka, Japan before relocating to Southern California. She spends her free time pining for okonomiyaki (Osaka-style, of course) and onsen. You can find her writing on CNBC Global Traveler, Culture Trip, GaijinPot, and in her secret diary.View Articles >>
Hiro Edeza studies history, Asian American studies, and museum studies at San Francisco State University. As he actively serves in JA non-profits, he hopes to continue his work in the historical preservation of under-represented communities after he receives his bachelor's degree.View Articles >>
Kevin Onishi was born and raised in San Jose, where he continues to be an active member in the Japanese American community. He currently works and lives in Los Angeles, where he is the Director of Programs for a nonprofit that advances the quality of life for older adults. In his free time, Kevin gets daily Victory Royals on solos in Fortnite.View Articles >>
Mariko (she/her) is a Fugetsudo lover and BA (c/o 2021) and MPH (c/o 2022) student at Yale University, which resides on Quinnipiac, Paugussett, and Wappinger land. She majors in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health & Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and interviews, writes, and conducts research with organizations including USA Water Polo, Changing Womxn Collective, JookSongs, and Discover Nikkei.View Articles >>
Recently graduated from UCLA with a major in Communications and minor in Asian American Studies, it goes without saying that Nicole is currently unemployed. After quarantine is over, however, she hopes to work in film or music and help create a more equitable and representative entertainment industry.View Articles >>
Chicago yonsei turned Los Angeles nonprofit executive with a passion for building the Nikkei community nationwide. Avid advocate for social justice and mental wellness to undo systems of oppression. Mother to a senior pomchi, sourdough starter, and the occasional succulent.View Articles >>
Second-year Communication Studies major at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Former intern at the Rafu Shimpo, co-founder of Cal Poly’s Nikkei Student Union, and constantly seeking ways to further the Japanese American community. Avid okonomiyaki lover.View Articles >>
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