Erik Matsunaga mapped out 30 years of the Japanese American community in Chicago’s Lakeview area from the 1960s-1990s. He also interviewed current and former residents about places like Hamburger King, Nisei Lounge, and J. Toguri Mercantile Co.
Click on the link to read their stories, check out Matsunaga’s map, and see old photos from the area: http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2014/12/23/lakeview-1/
Then, join Discover Nikkei on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 5:30pm (PST) for Nima Voices: Episode 2 with Matsunaga, with guest host Naomi Hirahara. It’ll be streamed live on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4_b_PzE_fY