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The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

Back in May, our book club read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and we all loved it. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet… 1,525 more words

Canadian Lit

WHY AMERICA – JAPANESE AMERICANS IN WWII

In the early morning hours of a quiet Sunday morning on a beautiful island in the South Pacific, life was good.  A gentle breeze blew in from the oceans and the island was slowly coming to life.  722 more words

Book review: Paper Wishes, by Lois Sepahban

Sepahban, Lois. Paper Wishes. Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2016. $16.99. ISBN 9780374302160. 181 pgs. Ages 9-12. P7Q8.

Ten year old Manami lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington. 188 more words

Book Reviews

Report: ADL Secretly Supported Internment of Japanese Americans in WW2

Israeli Official Calls for ‘Mega-Event’ to Cleanse Palestinians from Area C

By Richard Edmondson

Think about how many times you’ve heard Zionists fly into a rage when somebody happens to draw an analogy between Israel and Nazi Germany. 946 more words

Commentary

Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama ( May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was a Japanese American human rights activist. She is notable as one of the few prominent non-black black separatists. 544 more words

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Human rights activism and controversy

In the news: Google‘s featuring of civil-rights activist Yuri Kochiyama on its home page receives a host of news coverage about the bold advocate for human rights who stirred controversy with her professed sympathies for Malcolm X, Castro, and Bin Laden. 398 more words

VIDEO

Elementary school to be named for Japanese-American internment camp survivor

Image credit to David Brooks.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans in 1942, Saburo Muraoka was one of the 100,000 victims. Muraoka was born in Yokohama, Japan, and immigrated to the United States in 1915, where he became a successful farmer and businessman. 149 more words

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