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Japanese American Identity

Hello, from the Middle

Issue:
June 28, 2020

A little reflection on the beginning of middle age and self love

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We Have to Talk About Queer Love in the JA Community

Issue:
July 26, 2020

February in the JA community is filled by two major holidays: Day of Remembrance and Valentine’s Day. Let's honor both by re-evaluating how we look at gender, pronouns, love, and identity with our youth.

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Fierce Vulnerability with Gia Gunn

Issue:
June 28, 2020

Gia Gunn chats about her journey from dancing Nihon-buyo as a child to RuPaul's Drag Race to self discovery and activism.

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Kabocha Daruma Crochet Pattern

Issue:
October 15, 2021

Ready for a craft? Kawaii, not kowai! Wish for lots of tricks (or treats!) this Halloween with this festive Kabocha Daruma.

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Roll for Initiative! Let's talk Id(&d)entity

Issue:
June 28, 2020

Dungeons & Dragons is back and its players are more diverse than ever. In this article we explore how Japanese American players navigate the fantasy world, D&D's problematic past, and what they've learned about themselves along the way.

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Expectations & Reality for Legacy Family Businesses in the JA Community

Issue:
May 20, 2020

When it comes to family-owned businesses in the Japanese American community, expectations are high. Here's what that pressure is like for the next generation.

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For You/Me/Us Page: Identity Building Through TikTok

Issue:
June 13, 2020

How is the Nikkei community represented on TikTok, and how will digital identity- and community-building affect our current generation?

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Speak Your Truth

Issue:
May 1, 2020

Being Japanese American, I grew up with the expectations of not being a “burden” to other people, and living in the pandemic has sometimes felt like treading in deep waters without rest. 

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Allez Allez Allez!

Issue:
June 15, 2021

Whether you learned to ride yesterday or have been riding for decades, own a beach cruiser, BMX, fixed gear, road or recumbent bike, are 10 or 60, I hope to inspire you to get out and ride.

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My Journey to Minidoka

Issue:
June 15, 2021

Park Ranger Kurt Ikeda shares his love of national parks and the legacy he carries on at Minidoka as a Japanese American.

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