You have been invited to take part in the Global Youth Nikkei Research Project, which examines the identities and culture of Japanese communities around the world and seeks to better understand the meaning of “Nikkei” in various international locations. The goal of this project is to get a holistic insight of current young adults in the Japanese Diaspora and to discover what the most pressing needs are for the communities in the future.

Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks, Principal Investigator, and Dr. Lindsey Sasaki Kogasaka, Senior Research Associate, in partnership with the Nippon Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum, will conduct this study.

The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Participation in this study in voluntary and you can decide to stop at any time. All information will be treated as confidential and anonymous. Thank you very much for your participation. At the end of the questionnaire, if you feel comfortable, please write your name, email, and telephone number if you would like to participate in a follow-up focus group. If you have any questions about this research project, please contact Ikuko Okubo at the Nippon Foundation, at

You must be 18 years or older to participate in this survey.  If you agree to participate, please select “Yes” to continue.  You can stop and restart the questionnaire at any time.  However, you should complete the section before you sign off so that SurveyMonkey can save your information. The survey will be available through 11:59 p.m. (PST) on February 28, 2019

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For the purpose of this survey, the term Nikkei is defined as Japanese emigrants and their descendants throughout the world.  In addition, “young adult” is defined as a person between the ages of 18-35 years old.

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