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"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

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-Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


The Guam Nikkei Association will be presenting the Guam Nikkeijin Exhibit II at the Guam Premier Outlets on Saturday, February 22, from 11am to 3pm. The organization consists of membership comprised of those with Japanese ancestry and living on Guam. Its membership includes those originating from Japanese communities on the mainland and Hawaii, Palau, Republic of the Marshalls, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Okinawa, other areas in the global community and even from Japan. Issei, nisei, sansei, yonsei, gosei and extended members of local families have gotten together to share histories, lineages, connections to prefectures, surnames and other information relative to the organization’s mission and objectives. Family trees, photographs, records, memorabilia, textiles, heirlooms, historical accounts and rosters of descendants’ names will be featured at the Exhibit that is free and open to the general public.

Members of the board of directors that include Frank S. N. Shimizu, Thomas V. C. Tanaka, Joseph Hara Salas, Julia Akiyama Cruz Caguioa, Monte Noda Mesa, Dr. David L. G. Shimizu, Peter R. Onedera, David Okada and Fred Nishihira will be on hand to recruit new members, encourage membership involvement and to field questions about the organization’s plans for the year.

The exhibit will be situated between Nike and Levi’s Stores at GPO. Those wishing to be included in the exhibit are invited to contact Peter R. Onedera, historian, at 477-4234, 486-3210 or or president Monte Noda Mesa at 888-1944 or

Snapshots from last year's Guam Nikkeijin Exhibit

Pictured above L-R: Guam Nikkei Association 2013 President, Peter R. Onedera, and Board Vice-Chairman, Monte Noda Mesa, at the GPO Guam Nikkeijin Exhibit 2013.

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