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 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...

  • Season 2

  • S02 E08 - Memorial Day 2021

    S02 E08 - Memorial Day 2021

    In this Memorial Day episode, hosts Hiro and Matt sit down with descendants and supporters of the World War II Nisei Veterans of the 442nd, 100th, and MIS to give an overview of their history and legacy. From the bombing of Pearl ...

  • S02 E07 - Sports!

    S02 E07 - Sports!

    In this episode we welcome our new team member, Sachi Koide. Yoko and Sachi talk to Ryan Lee and Melanie Shojinaga about all things sports: we discuss our relationship to sports growing up as JA athletes, how sports serve as a com...

  • S02 E06 - Day of Remembrance

    S02 E06 - Day of Remembrance

    79 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, the document that allowed for the forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese Ancestry during World War II. All these years ...

  • S02 E05 - JAs in Entertainment

    S02 E05 - JAs in Entertainment

    The story of Japanese American Incarceration has, like many historical events, become the subject of countless books, movies, and other media. Though until recently, it was a story unshared by a major television network. With the ...