By Shey Dimon: The email header read, ‘I’ve found your family’.
I think I stopped breathing at that moment.
By Amanda O’Connor: My grandfather is Hajime Fujimoto, ‘Hajima’ on some documents. He was born in Kumamoto Prefecture in the late 1800s.
By Steve Dawson: I took this opportunity to share the untold story of my great-grandfather, Ewar Dicinoski (Togawa Iwakichi), and the origins of the unique Dicinoski clan whose many descendants permeate Queensland and other parts of Australia.
Nikkei Australia’s Dr Yuriko Nagata to present lecture about internment in Tokyo, Japan, 10 December 2022
Dr Yuriko Nagata will talk at a special event to coincide with an exhibiton about ‘War Art’ in Nagoya, Japan.
By Andrew Hasegawa: As a fourth-generation Japanese Australian, researching my family history and preserving the stories of other Nikkei Australians is important to me.
By Joanna Boese: My mother’s given name was actually Atsuko, but she adopted the name Naomi as it is both a Japanese and Western name. Everyone called my father ‘Snow’ because his hair. Even in Japan he was known as ‘Yuki’ (snow).
By Jacqueline Yoshioka-Braid: I descend from a long line of samurai families. I am the fifth of six children born to my parents.
By Yuki Kawakami: My parents embraced the opportunity to pursue their dream of living abroad. Sydney was at the top of their list.
By Elysha Rei: 明けておめでとございます！Happy New Year!
By Timothy Steains: My mum said she wanted chinsuko for Mother’s Day. It’s a type of shortbread cookie from Okinawa, Japan, where she was born and grew up.