Ripple Effect: Walk for Suicide Prevention, was an event hosted by Changing Tides and was intended to be a moment of reflection for those we have lost by suicide and to be a reminder that anyone can create a ripple effect in suicide awareness and prevention.Read Article >>
I’m here to guide you through the unbearable and excruciating… I mean, FUN AND ACTION-PACKED opportunity of being dragged…BROUGHT to a bases of ball game.Read Article >>
When you think of an overnight summer camp, you think of all the benefits it will have for the campers. But instructors and staff like myself learned a lot, too.Read Article >>
For a long time, I have had this dream of going on a cross country roadtrip constantly pestering me.Read Article >>
My grandmother and her family stood on the same ground as Asian Americans do today while attending 626 Night Market—albeit under extremely different circumstances—but it bothers me to know that her history is being forgotten or ignored.Read Article >>
Our inaugural year of Yo! Camp was something magical. Let's explore where that magic comes from.Read Article >>
A bucket list for families to embrace an adventure mindset with kids during the summer.Read Article >>
I moved to San Jose three years ago; this is my story of experiencing community in both NorCal and SoCal.Read Article >>
How one farm in Irvine, CA created an annual tradition that continues to bring the community together and change people’s lives around the world.Read Article >>
Summer break, some find it too hot, some find it too short, others don't care cause they're stuck in their cubicles during it. Let's see how teachers and students feel about it and why it is important.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."
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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?