Ichiro and odor-less astronauts

As the World Baseball Classic rolls on . . . some interesting facts about Ichiro. A Japanese astronaut goes "odorless." Hawaii-based soldiers take in the Japanese culture. Internment is a hot topic at Middlesex Community College in...

Big JACL event this weekend

The JACL is holding a special event this weekend. They are honoring three important individuals with their Distinguished Service Award: Robert K. Bratt, Betsy Young and Jane Kurahara. During World War II, over 2,400 Japanese...

Six decades later, internees receive college degrees

If you happened to read Kevin Kawamoto's internment piece on the plight of undergraduate AJAs in our current issue, this story might interest you. According to Molly Rosbach of the University of Washington's Daily, UW...

Friday bullets

Japanese Americans celebrate the hiring of new Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, Major League Baseball's first Asian American manager. FoxNews.com relives the bloody World War II battle for the tiny atoll, Tarawa. Leslie Kitashima-Gray's The Pink Dress,...

Friday bullets

The University of Puget Sound awards 36 honorary degrees to Japanese Americans who were forced to leave college during World War II. Japanese Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day in Torrance, Calif. From the UCLA Newsroom: "Lane...

Sin Nombre, Momotaro, and the Far East Movement

San Joaquin County's Japanese American residents are shocked to find out that they were secretly investigated during World War II . . . . . . but many universities are trying to make amends for...

Like White on Rice

Former internees are helping decide how internment life should be presented to the public at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Speaking of internment, a granddaughter of a former internee asks some difficult questions on Minnesota...

A new trend? Honorary degrees to former Japanese American students

First it was the University of Washington, now it's the University of Oregon. The Register-Guard writes that in early April, 19 former UO students - at least 9 of whom are still alive - will...

Former Japanese American students finally receive degrees

About a month ago, we told you that the University of Oregon would be giving Japanese American students who were removed from school during World War II honorary degrees. Well, this past Sunday, those...

Monday bullets

A article on racial identity and adoption. An interesting look at speaking the Japanese language by Akemi Johnson, a part-Japanese Fulbright scholar. How internment led to the creation of a Buddhist temple in Ontario, Oregon. Japanese Americans...

Recent Posts

Purchase Culture4Kids!

- Advertisement -