Nikkei in Other Lands – Vietnam (Part 2)

By Masako & Stan Fukawa Graveyards and cemeteries, like museums, archives and national monuments, provide travelers with a wealth of information. We found this to be the case in Vietnam. The Japanese communities of the pre-sakoku era1 have long disappeared but there are many graves in church yards with Japanese names. We also found graves […]

Nikkei in Other Lands – Hoi An, Vietnam

By Masako & Stan Fukawa The Japanese covered bridge also known as the Bridge for Passers-by from Afar is one of the most famous Japanese bridges in Southeast Asia. Constructed in the early 1600s it is a symbol of the town which was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999.   We love to […]