A photo exhibit chronicling the history of Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawai‘i recently opened at the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan. The exhibit, titled, “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy,” is co-sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Legacy, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The term Nikkei refers to persons of Japanese ancestry living outside of Japan.
The Japanese Overseas Migration Museum is operated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is similar to the USAID — United States Agency for International Development. One of its elements is the Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad, which is serving as the exhibit’s host.