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Remembering the 442nd

As I sit on my couch this Memorial Day, still exhausted from my trip visiting the vestiges of ten concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated by the United States government during WWII (see Densho.org for more information about incarceration), it seems only appropriate that I take a moment to remember and commemorate, in what small way I can, the actions of the 442nd regiment. 519 more words

Japanese American

An Oasis in Washington DC

I am sitting on a park bench in our fair capital, rested after a 45 minute nap. Washington, D.C. almost wore me out, but Washington, D.C. 1,343 more words

Health & Lifestyle

Episode 2: Working for Love (with Janice Mirikitani)

This episode is about poet Janice Mirikitani, who has been working as a writer, editor, and activist in the Bay Area since the 1960s. The episode presents a bit of her biography, her thoughts on art, one of her poems. 267 more words


Internment art to be displayed at California museum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests. 338 more words


AAPI Month Profiles: Day Nine

John Okada

The Basics: A Japanese-American writer, he is considered the first novelist of his ethnic group.  Born in Seattle, he was a college student when the Pearl Harbor attack happened.  179 more words


Washington Post confuses Japanese-American Sen. Mazie Hirono with Japanese-American Rep. Doris Matsui


This is Sen. Mazie Hirono:

This is Rep. Doris Matsui:

And that may not be all:

@andymstone I also don't think that's Glen Fukushima, unless he has a son… What a silly mistake…

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