The Education Center — “To Inform and Transform”

Cornerstone. Crowning piece. Heart and soul. For the better part of three decades, that is how many envisioned what is now the Education Center at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui. The Education Center opened...

Fred Korematsu Day, Magic Valley, and 99 Years

Celebrating Fred Korematsu Day. Nearly a decade later, Japanese Americans continue to explore the parallels between the racial fallout from the 9/11 attacks and Executive Order 9066. Remembering the Japanese American experience in Magic Valley before...

Lots of remembering

And . . . it's official. "Don't forget us" - Tacoma's Nisei WWII veterans. MFA student Kendra Arimoto has not forgotten about internment and is putting on a theater production on the subject. Speaking of honoring the...

Food for the soul and peace for the mind

Japanese American war experiences fill out one Amerasian school's curriculum in Okinawa. Digging for internment history. Seattle's food options just got a little tastier thanks to a little place called Seafood City. Strolling through Little Tokyo in...

Marriages, Japantown, and a charter school

Livonia, Mich. is ready to open a Japanese American charter school in September. Asian Americans are enlisting in the U.S. army at a "remarkable rate." The Japanese government awards businessman Junki Yoshida with its Foreign Minister’s...

The whaling debate, slot machines, and global warming

Whaling in Japan: An age-old tradition on a taboo practice? With two Japanese pitchers on their roster, communication is imperative for catchers on the New York Mets. Does more sleep in Japan = less global warming? According...

Scott Fujita, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Brooklyn Rider

With the New Orleans Saints' victory in the Super Bowl, the compelling story of linebacker Scott Fujita gets its shine. Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi finds out some interesting information about her ancestral history on the...

Manzanar groundbreaking, Whisper House, and Reading the Walls

From the Great Kanto Earthquake to internment, 91-year-old Henry "Seisen" Mittwer, a Japanese-American Buddhist priest, author, ikebana and ceramic artist, reflects on life. A Japanese American tennis pro becomes part of Australian Open history. Over...

Food, college degrees, and a little Deerhoof

The news articles, two college degrees, two intriguing stories. The city of Roseville erects a monument to honor local Japanese Americans who fought in World War II (with audio). Linda Yee, a Sedona resident, talks about...

Taratino, Matsui, and some robots

A sneak peak of director Quentin Taratino performing martial arts in a commercial for the Japan-based company Softbank. Robert Fitts, an author of several books on Japanese baseball, discusses New York Yankee slugger Hideki Matsui. University...

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