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Auction of artifacts, photos from internment camps canceled

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — After receiving complaints from thousands of Japanese-Americans, including Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and actor George Takei, an East Coast auction house has cancelled a planned sale of 450 pictures and artifacts from World War II camps where Americans of Japanese descent were imprisoned. 271 more words

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Ceremony dedicates Honouliuli as national monument, additional acres to be donated


A private ceremony was held Tuesday to dedicate Honouliuli National Monument.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Deputy Director of the National Park Service Peggy O’Dell joined Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, Gov. 372 more words

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McKinley High student interned during World War II receives diploma


A 90-year-old woman who was interned during World War II received an honorary high school diploma from the state.

Sarah Okada Sato was a student at McKinley High School, but her schooling was interrupted when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 292 more words

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Honouliuli National Monument Proclaimed in Hawaii

Yesterday, President Obama designated the Honouliuli Internment Camp on the island of Oahu in Hawaii as a national monument. According to a White House fact sheet, “This monument permanently protects a site where Japanese American citizens, resident immigrants, and prisoners of war were held captive during World War II.  765 more words

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