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Ayaka Nukui

Ayaka Nukui moved to Boise from Japan in the early 2000s with two suitcases and little English. She is an active member of “Gyoza Club” for the love of making gyoza and enjoys cooking Japanese food with her friends. In her spare time, she teaches Japanese to children at the Idaho Japanese Language School. Her comfort food is miso soup.

Maki Jackson Maki Jackson moved to Boise in 2014 and has spent her free time volunteering with the Japanese and Japanese American community on cultural outreach and education projects. Her parents ran a Japanese restaurant for almost 40 years, and since leaving home, she has been sharing her own love of food with friends and colleagues.
Kanae Kidaka