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Academy Award Nominated Writer Iris Yamashita Uses Her Lifelong Love of Writing to Forge Her Next Chapter

Michael Goro Takeuchi

Thanks to a lifelong love of the written word, Iris Yamashita continues to carve out a nice literary life for herself. And after reaching the highest echelon of one medium by earning an original screenplay Academy Award nomination, the Nikkei author is traveling a different path on her literary journey …

A Later Start Is Proving To Be Fruitful For Award-Winning Nikkei Author Alma Katsu

Michael Goro Takeuchi

Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports

Dave Roberts, Mr. Santa Barbara Dodger, Tommy Lasorda, and “Fred” Sinatra

Michael Goro Takeuchi

When manager Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a long awaited World Series title, the journalist in me felt pretty happy for one of the truly good guys I wrote about over the years as a player, coach, and skipper. As a fellow Nikkei, watching the Okinawa born …

Walking (and Flying) Thousands of Miles in My Father’s Geta

Michael Goro Takeuchi

If Dad were alive today, I think he would have been simultaneously embarrassed and proud that something of his is currently on display in one of the world’s most prestigious and famous museums. And my late mother, would be standing right beside him smiling with amusement about the improbability of …

Uncle, The Imperial Dancer: A well-traveled performer of stage and screen is profiled in a forthcoming book by his nephew

Michael Goro Takeuchi

The elderly man leaned on his walker while shuffling across the wood-stained floor, pulling behind him what amounted to his life-support system. The wheels creaked, and were severely in need of a couple of squirts of WD40.

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