Category Archives: Japanese Culture

Where I’m From – A Poetic Study of Nobu


April is National Poetry Month, and perhaps purely by coincidence I was recently assigned a poem. I’ve learned so much during my Foundation class, the pre-requisite to all other classes in the Writer’s Path series at SMU. I would like to … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Uncle Cold-Outside


I received an email from my cousin this morning that her father passed away. At the age of 97, he was the last living Sasaki of my mother’s generation, my Uncle Cold-Outside. Though I feel a huge sadness for my cousin’s … Continue reading

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Outrage Over a Red Kimono?


I’ve been following a discussion on Facebook about the outrage over an event called “Kimono Wednesdays” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the more I read about it, the more infuriated I get. Through the month of July, … Continue reading

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Greater Kansas City Japan Festival


I’m excited to head north to Kansas City this weekend for the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival. The festival is organized by a group of friendly, dedicated people and I look forward to seeing them again. This will be the … Continue reading

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Chicago! Chicago!


I am honored to be invited by the Japanese American Historical Society of Chicago to give a workshop on writing family history on Thursday, August 28, starting at 12:00 p.m.   And thank you very much to the Japan America … Continue reading

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