Japanese-American graffiti artist rocks London

If you happen to be in London between now and May 24, you might want to check out this exhibit by Japanese-American graffiti artist Gajin Fujita at the Haunch of Venison. Fujita, an artist from...

21: racist or just entertainment?

Here's a common scenario: It's a Saturday night and you're at the movie theater, trying to decide which flick to see. You browse through the listings, look for something interesting and buy your ticket....

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...

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...

Medal of Honor recipient Shizuya Hayashi passes away

Shizuya Hayashi, who received the Medal of Honor in 2000, passed away on Wednesday morning. Hayashi was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II, when he charged towards German positions,...

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...

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...

AJA fishing club breaking down racial barriers

If you live in the Seattle area, like to fish and have an appreciation for trash talking, you might want to check out the Tengu Club of Seattle. The club - named after the Japanese...

Remembering a pioneer Japanese American journalist

You may not be familiar with the name, but for many Japanese American journalists in America - myself included - Bill Hosokawa was a pioneer. Born in Seattle in 1915, Hosokawa continually defied widespread prejudice...

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