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...

The Legend of Long Duk Dong

In the 1980s you would be hard-pressed to find somebody who did not watch the movie Sixteen Candles. It starred Molly Ringwald, one of the biggest teen stars of the decade, and was written...

Only the Brave at the Hawaii Theatre!

Last week the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii hosted a DVD Release Screening of the 2005 film Only the Brave, starring Lane Nishikawa, Jason Scott Lee and the late Pat Morita at the Hawaii...

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...

65 years later: the Honouliuli internment camp

Yesterday marked the 65th anniversary of the opening of the Honouliuli internment camp - one of at least five sites used to house local Japanese who were detained by the federal government in the...

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...

Internment camps: To preserve or not to preserve?

The opinion of virtually everyone is that Japanese internment camps were just flat out wrong. Presidents who followed Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed Executive Order 9066, have publicly labeled the internment decision unnecessary...

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