Friday, December 8, 6-7 pm ET (Toronto) / Saturday, December 9, 9-10am AEST (Brisbane)
Elysha Rei (pronounced eh-lee-sha ray) is the current Chair of Nikkei Australia. She is a Japanese-Australian artist that explores narratives of cultural identity, site-specific history and environmental elements through paper cutting and public art. Her current PhD research is exploring how Nikkei Australian identity is archived through creative paper cutting practice. Rei has created and exhibited work, curated exhibitions and managed cultural spaces internationally and is the current Chair of Nikkei Australia. Since 2023, Rei has been contributing as an artist fellow with the Past Wrongs Future Choices global research project based in Canada.
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Your hosts, Mimi & Sachi!
We are two Japanese Canadian women who are as passionate about learning as we are about teaching.
We created Japanese for Nikkei with the vision to support a global Nikkei community on their language learning journey for generations to come.
The Nikkei Spotlight Series
Japanese for Nikkei presents Nikkei Spotlight Series, an online speaker series created for our community to celebrate the voices of Japanese Canadians and Americans, as well as those who have connections to Japan, giving talks on their field of expertise.
Our vision is to spread awareness about professionals in our communities, including but not limited to artists, authors and academics, who are breaking barriers and doing formative work to help raise awareness of a global Japanese diaspora.
This event will be recorded on Zoom and uploaded to Japanese for Nikkei's YouTube channel. Please register to join live!