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Timothy Chuman

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.

Timothy Chuman

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.

Posts by This Author

Verbalizing Love in our JA Families

Story
Issue:
Food, Family, and a Little Shopping
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December 13, 2020

We love and appreciate our families, but as Japanese Americans, it can be hard to verbalize our feelings.

Haunted Japantowns

Story
Issue:
All Hallows' Eve
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October 30, 2020

The historic Japantowns have served our community for over 100 years, but there are many untold stories that reveal a spooky side of these neighborhoods.

Finding Escape in Cards

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Issue:
Family Game Night
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September 6, 2020

Life in the Japanese American concentration camps was far from ideal, but as bad as the circumstances were, Japanese Americans tried to make the best of their situations. Having outlets like sports, dances, and especially card games helped children do exactly that.

Finding Home at School

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Issue:
Back to School
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January 14, 2021

Enjoying school can be hard when you feel like you don't belong. There are many factors that impact how much an individual enjoys school, but one that looms large is the demographics of the school.

Normalizing the term "Nikkei"

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Issue:
Nonprofit Sustainability
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November 17, 2020

As Nikkei Japanese Americans, some of us are used to calling ourselves "JAs." However, the term may unintentionally divide our community, posing the question of if we should begin to normalize the term "Nikkei" instead.