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100th Inf. / 442nd Reg.

Photo of issue's cover photo, "Pearl Harbor, From War To Peace"

Lead Story – Fighting Two Wars

Japanese Americans Were Forced to Fight Two Battles in World War II Karleen C. Chinen On this 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, many people are seeking out the newspapers of December 1941 for...

Lesson of the day: don’t doubt the Nisei

There's no question that the Nisei generation is extremely cohesive and resilient. Another example of that comes from this article by Susan Gilmore of the Seattle Times: When concerns were raised over whether the...
Photo of Gov. George Ariyoshi, speaking at the "Japanese American Veterans Tribute"

Fighting Two Wars – Gov. George Ariyoshi: Child’s Selflessness Forecast Japan’s Recovery

Gov. George R. Ariyoshi Governor of Hawai‘i, 1974 to 1986 Aloha everyone . . . Before I say very much, I want to express my appreciation to all of the veterans who served and made it possible for a younger person like me to be able to move after you, and I thank you very....
Symbol honoring 442nd/100th Battalion, with text 'Remember Pearl Harbor'

Oahu Joint Memorial Service Honoring Nisei Soldiers

WHO/WHAT: Hawai‘i historian, author and journalist Tom Coffman will speak at the Joint Memorial Service honoring AJA soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and the 1399th Engineer...

Willie Goo’s (Guardian Angel) Fog

Editor’s note: On this day, June 5, exactly 73 years ago, the all-Japanese American Hawaiian Provisional Infantry Battalion sailed out of Honolulu Harbor aboard the SS Maui. This was just six months after Japan’s...

Congratulatory Messages

Editor's note: These congratulatory messages ran in our recent Congressional Gold Medal of Honor issue, which recognizes the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Due to popular...

America’s Congressional Gold Medal Heroes

Editor’s note: This story ran in our recent Congressional Gold Medal of Honor issue, which recognizes the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Due to popular demand,...

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...
Scanned photo of drawings of veterans cleaning rifle

Veterans Day Tribute – Excerpts from “Biffontaine”

Susan Nunes Published with Permission Sketches by Ryo Shinoda Editor’s note: In observance of Veterans Day, we are pleased to share with you this excerpt from writer Susan Nunes’ short story, “Biffontaine.” It is part of her collection of short stories titled “Paradise Café: A Family Memoir in Stories.” Nunes is a Hilo native who....

Bronze and butoh

How will the rising price of bronze affect plans for a statue honoring Japanese American veterans in California? Celebrating the life of C. Doris Hoshide, a former Map Service translator, who recently passed away at...

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