The Yon-Say Podcast

by Nikkei Rising

The Yon-Say Podcast, presented by Nikkei Rising, is a space where we’ll be bringing you round table discussions with young adults involved in and around the Japanese American community to honor the Japanese American community’s history and explore its implications today. As part of the Tadaima Virtual Pilgrimage series, a new episode of the Yon-Say Podcast will release every week on Thursday for a total of nine episodes. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E05 - The Yon-Say Series Finale?

    S03 E05 - The Yon-Say Series Finale?

    In this episode of the Yon-Say podcast, hosts Jonnie, Yoko, Michelle, Sachi, and Matt sit down to discuss the past 3 seasons of the Yon-Say podcast, its inception, the good, the bad, and how the Yon-Say as we know it is coming to ...

    35:04
  • S03 E04 - Abundance and Belonging

    S03 E04 - Abundance and Belonging

    This week on the Yon-Say, Sachi and Yoko are joined by Devon Matsumoto and Koki Atcheson from the Young Buddhist Editorial. We hear about the YBE’s origin, discuss our own religious backgrounds, learn about the experiences of Budd...

    35:11
  • S03 E03 - Kiku Hughes' Displacement

    S03 E03 - Kiku Hughes' Displacement

    In this episode, Matt and Michelle sit down with artist, activist, and author Kiku Hughes to talk about her debut graphic novel, Displacement. Hear all about her journey through art and how she came to share the story of her famil...

    41:10
  • S03 E02 - A Rebel's Outcry

    S03 E02 - A Rebel's Outcry

    In this special episode, Matt and Hiro partner with the Little Tokyo Historical Society to share the story of Issei civil rights activist, Sei Fujii! In a discussion with director and researcher, Jeffrey Gee Chin; actor, Chris Tas...

    40:05
  • S03 E01 - Hello! My name is...

    S03 E01 - Hello! My name is...

    In this episode, hosts Yoko and Michelle welcome fellow Yon-Say host Hiro Edeza, and Ethnic Studies student Kiara Konishi. We discuss the origin stories of our names, as well as our relationships to them. We also explore what fact...

    38:18