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A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

A visit to El Monte, California reveals many official signs and markers that harken back to the town’s pioneer past. The local history museum is designed to look like an American West frontier town, complete with wagon wheels and mannequins outfitted in long skirts and bonnets. 4,254 more words


Exhibit honoring 100th Infantry Battalion comes to Hilo

A nationally touring exhibit about the renowned 100th Infantry Battalion will be displayed in Hilo this month.

“Go for Broke!,” chronicling the victories and sacrifices of Japanese Americans who served during World War II, will be shown for the first time on the neighbor islands, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 212 more words


“She has a smooth face, because she thinks smooth thoughts.”

Japanese-American actress Miyoshi Umeki (1929-2007) poses with her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is the only Asian actress to have won an Oscar in a major category.   447 more words