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“Stan” Izumigawa Lived Life “All In”

As a 100th Infantry Battalion soldier and a participant in Nisei veterans activities on Maui, Stanley Izumigawa was not an “original.” He was a replacement for the 100th — part of the group that arrived...

442nd Veterans Celebrate 73rd Anniversary

Close to 500 World War II Nisei veterans, their families and friends turned out for the 442nd Veterans Club’s 73rd anniversary banquet at the Pacific Beach Hotel on April 10. About 60 of the...

“Mighty Men of Valor”

Editor’s note: The U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy faced each other on June 22 — but the venue was not a football field. Rather, it was the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at the Dole Cannery....
Photo of June Arakawa prays at the grave of her sister Nancy Masako Arakaki.

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – Pearl Harbor Civilian Casualties

Many Were Victims of “Friendly Fire” Allan Beekman Special to The Hawai‘i Herald (Reprinted from Dec. 6, 1991) A disproportionate number of the civilian casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack were Nikkei, with some of the most striking casualties...
Photo of the 100th Battalion and Governor David Ige, and First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige

Nisei Soldiers – “In Their Own Words” Treasures Sought

Susan Muroshige Omura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: During a recent conversation with Susan Muroshige Omura, a friend and fellow 100th Battalion “daughter,” she asked me about the possibility of submitting a short article...

Dan the Automator and mochitsuki in Michigan

The Rafu Shimpo celebrates the performances of Asian and Asian American athletes in 2009. An alarming trend concerning Asian American students and suicide. If you happen to be in the Great Lakes State, you might want...

Happy Veterans Day

A big mahalo to all the veterans who have served this country as well as those who passed away in service. The Herald staff wants to wish you all a happy Veterans Day. How did...
Photo of the "Black Badges" worn by Japanese Americans during World War II

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – The Infamous Black Badges of World War II

AJA I.D. Likened to Those Worn by Jews and Dissidents During World War II Ellen Kim Reprinted from Dec. 6, 1991 It could have been a scene out of World War II Nazi Germany, where concentration camp...

A World War II-themed post

Looking back at how classic comic books portrayed interment. In 2010, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will display arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans during World War II. The Turlock assembly center gets memorialized. A look...

Football, fishing, and a rock garden

Celebrating 70 years of settlement in Eastern Oregon with a Japanese rock garden. Merced College will screen Lane Nishikawa's Only the Brave on November 7. The film, which was released in 2006, centers around the...

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