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Floating Home--Finalist, Little Tokyo Historical Society

Earlier this year, I entered “Floating Home” into the Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest. I was excited to learn that it was a finalist in the contest where the main requirements were that the story incorporate Little Tokyo and be less than 2,500 words. 603 more words

The Red Kimono

Her ultimate goal: Coaching in the NBA (Natalie Nakase's dream)

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (July 1, 2015) — Before joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant video coordinator, Natalie Nakase served a short stint as the head coach of the Saitama Broncos, a men’s basketball team in the bj-league (Basketball Japan League). 21 more words


Hapa Life: A Father’s Perspective

I’m not hapa. I’m all Japanese. My children are Jewpanese. Our perspectives of the world will be different as time goes on. According to one study, mixed-race children of Asian and White descent will tend to identify as White about 60% of the time, as opposed to mixed-race child of Black and White descent, who tend to identify more often as Black than White. 315 more words


Cherry Blossoms

Wind chimes in the distance

Ringing softly with the breeze

Cherry blossoms fluttering downward

Floating in time to its melody


A Birthday Party for Miné!

Can you name the camp where Miné Okubo, Riverside native and noted Japanese American artist, author, and activist, was interned during World War II?

How about the museum where she had her first solo exhibition? 81 more words

NPS awards grants to World War II internment projects in Hawaii

Projects that preserve and interpret Japanese American confinement sites in Hawaii will receive more than $366,000 in grant money, the National Park Service announced Tuesday. 620 more words



Montage of some dances from the first 2015 class.  Just like last year watch this ungainly duckling appear graceful as a swan in the upcoming Obon Festivals.   18 more words

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