Can fashion define a generation or is it transgenerational? We ask, they answer, you decide.Read Article >>
Discover the creative process of crafting new sake and beer flavors from James Jin, the cofounder of Nova Brewing, and peek into life as a small business owner.Read Article >>
Creating a sustainable wardrobe doesn’t mean throwing out all of your fast fashion pieces. Keep what you already have and adjust how you care for them.Read Article >>
The full infographic to accompany the "Japanese Fashion Through the Years" article.Read Article >>
There are three movies/TV shows I watch annually: The Last Samurai, Lost In Translation, and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (specifically season 8, episode 6 entitled “Japan with Masa”).Read Article >>
The color palettes, articles of clothing, and silhouettes that I've tried out here are trends that I would never have been willing to try out in America.Read Article >>
Meet Darin Maki: founder of CRFT by Maki, a culture brand based in Little Tokyo.Read Article >>
Style guide for AKASHI-KAMA's signature piece, the Noragi Jacket.Read Article >>
Continuing our two-part article series, this second article focuses on the unique community, design, and impact of Japangeles beyond just the business aspects.Read Article >>
Personal color consultation will tell you what colors look best on you. For a mom of two, it meant the beginning of a chromatastic adventure.Read Article >>
There’s a lot more to Japanese fashion than you can imagine. Let’s take a look at some major points of fashion in Japan.Read Article >>
Although “The Boy and the Heron” encapsulates a profound message about physical loss, it also feels like a love letter to Studio Ghibli fans.
I just finished my first semester of college, and since college was always the one big milestone you were looking forward to, I’m here to let you know that things aren’t exactly how we expected them to be. Fear not, though, I’m here to quell all your worries and let you know how our first semester went.
If information is power, then shouldn’t we all strive for all the people in our community to feel powerful?
As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, I’ve never lived in any country longer than four years, my entire family packing up our lives and transplanting ourselves into a new culture any time my father’s job called for it. After years of trying to find home, I now balance many cultures and practices into a unique and ever-changing identity in search of peace and community.
I was honored to be part of such a large gathering of queer and trans Nikkei. My feelings of shame were replaced with pride, as I heard Japanese Americans of different sexualities, genders, and generations share their stories.
We sat down with Lisa and her daughter Millie to let you in on who Lisa Aihara really is, and talk about her new book, "One Musubi For Me: Counting Things Japanese."
Looking for activities to do in Nikkei Communities? Check out our directory now!
Introducing Yo! Accelerator - uniting and empowering builders and creators, driving innovation and lasting community impact.
Coming to terms with knowing Spanish better than Japanese was embarrassing yet indicative of the uniqueness of Japanese American culture.
The series, which premiered on Netflix on November 3rd and stars PEN15's Maya Erskine, is the story of a mixed-race, female sword master’s revenge set in Edo-period Japan.
Ghibli's "The Wind Rises" explores themes similar to that of Nolan's "Oppenheimer" that have influenced by engineering career.
So you’re looking to process that box of old photos in the back of your baachan’s closet? You’ve come to the right place.
Starting university and exploring student organizations prompted me to ask myself some questions about who I am. How do I piece together the parts of my identity?
Have you been on Zipair? Here are the knows to survive the new Japanese LCC!
Using a weekly planner to catch all the moments I don't want to forget about my kids
Graduate school can be a daunting journey filled with imposter syndrome and self-doubt, but it can also be an exciting next step that can open many new doors and opportunities. To help ease the burden, here are a few tips that I’d like to share to those considering graduate school.
Are you feeling reflective and wistful now that Autumn is here? Archiving your memories can empower you and your community.
Tired of somen? Try these Japanese summer dishes out!
George from the Netflix show BEEF serves as a reminder of my privilege as a Japanese American.
Celebrate the end of summer with playlists made by some of our favorite tastemakers.
This past June, Okaeri LA hosted the first ever Queer Obon (we think), or a festival designed to bring LGBTQ+ people together in community for this important Buddhist holiday.
In July 2022, I attended my first ever pilgrimage at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Wyoming. I knew that I wanted to harness our community’s artistry as a method for sharing stories, and thus Kioku Magazine was born.
When I got cancer, I thought that would be my biggest problem. I was very wrong.
How can culture empower my climate change survival? A reflection on seasonality, disasters, and a handwritten letter.
I've been the go-to Japanese baby name friend. If you're wondering where to start, here's a crash course.
Yo! Camp 2023 was one for the ages. Read on.
If I really think about it I know there were many people who thought that my mix of backgrounds was cool throughout my childhood; however, I can’t help but focus on those in my life that made me feel like I didn’t belong.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI) was held at UC Davis, co-hosted by Davis’ Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan and UC Berkeley’s Cal Raijin Taiko. But what’s the big fuss, and why should the community care?