Origami, the Kanrin Maru, and a new documentary

Former Black Panther Richard Aoki, "the toughest Oriental of West Oakland," is the subject of a new documentary. The exhibition “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids” opens at the Japanese American National Musuem tomorrow. San Francisco celebrates...

Revenge of the Ninja, tea in Vermont, and an internment grant

Internment sites get some help from a National Park Service grant. Celebrating with a Japanese tea ceremony in Vermont. Barrett Rainey, a semi-retired journalist, remembers the internment years - and hopes to remind everyone that we...

McDonald’s, Sushican, and Matsuzaka

A little bit of Hawaii and a little bit of Japan in San Francisco. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune asks: Should Pasadena City College award degrees to former students who were sent to internment camps...

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...

Interment-era baseball players, a new restaurant and spam hits it big

A neat story on a group of former internees who turned to baseball as a form of therapy. Now, over 60 years later, they are being honored at a luncheon in Sacramento. Europe's upscale Japanese...

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...

Remembering Internment . . .

67 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants. Let's take a moment today to remember the injustices...

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