Press & Media

PODCAST (30min)

Season 4 – Episode 6: No-No Boy and the Japanese-American Migration to Detroit

The Detroit History Podcast || Tim Kiska || November 2021

Produced by Dr. Tim Kiska, Frank Abe offers an in-depth history of No-No Boy and writer John Okada’s ties to Detroit, with additional contextualization from Celeste Shimoura Goedert and Mika Kennedy.

VIDEO (30min)

Many Voices, One Story | Exiled to Motown

MotorCities National Heritage Area || Brian Yopp || October 2021

Brian Yopp interviews Celeste Shimoura Goedert and Mika Kennedy about Japanese Americans and racialized experiences of Detroit and its automotive industry.

VIDEO (8min)

VIDEO (50min)

Exiled to Motown: Japanse American Resettlement in Detroit, MI

Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages || Tadaima 2021 || September 2021

Celeste Shimoura Goedert and Mika Kennedy in conversation about Exiled to Motown, Japanese Americans in Detroit, and telling the story through objects and archives.

LECTURE (90min)

2021 Bauder Lecture Series | Week Two: The Cranbrook Japanese Garden and the Japanese Experience in Detroit

Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research || July 2021

Lecture and Q&A with Dr. Bonnie Clark (University of Denver) and Dr. Mika Kennedy (Kalamazoo College) about the Japanese gardens of the Amache camp and Japanese American resettlement during and after World War II.