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...

Oregon AJA shows students the sounds of Hawai`i

Here's a neat story by the Register-Guard's Mark Brown about a Japanese American musician - 52-year-old Los Angeles transplant Maggie Matoba - who is bringing a little bit of Hawai`i to one lucky Oregon...

Ehren Watada in the news again

If you support his cause, you might want to check out the commentary he wrote in the Pacific Citizen by clicking here. If you don't, by all means, forget this post ever happened.

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