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San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passes ‘comfort women’ memorial resolution

Following hours of testimony at San Francisco’s City Hall, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the creation of a memorial in San Francisco for the so-called “comfort women” of World War II Sept. 1,705 more words

Comfort Women

The Japanese American Nurseries of Sawtelle Blvd.

Whenever I have some leisure time on the weekends, I love to walk to my two favorite nurseries Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery and Hashimoto Nursery. These Los Angeles nurseries almost have the quiet serenity of a botanical garden, where I can find both inspiration and an opportunity to stroll amongst plants just off the busy street of Sawtelle. 310 more words


Art Exhibition: Lili Havey

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp:
A Nisei Youth Behind a World War Two Fence

by Lily Havey

Lily Havey was born in Los Angeles in 1932. 191 more words

...and The Kitchen Sink

"Toxic Anti-American Talk": The GOP'ers Just Don't Get What America Is About

In the fall of 1943, a remarkable football game was played on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, the open, desolate, sparsely-populated landscape that pulls up to the great Rocky Mountains like the ebb of an… 563 more words


Review: The Inker’s Shadow by Allen Say

The Inker’s Shadow by Allen Say

Released September 29, 2015.

This companion book to the author’s Drawing from Memory continues the story of Say’s life. In this book, Say arrives in the United States as a teenager. 281 more words

Book Reviews

"Our Constitution Neither Knows Nor Tolerates Classes": Ben Carson Thinks Islam Isn't Consistent With The Constitution. He's Dead Wrong

Dr. Ben Carson excels in addled interpretations of America’s founding principles. In May, the Republican presidential candidate claimed that the president has the power to ignore the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. 809 more words


Uchinanchuu: The Okinawan Festival + OKP

Here on OKP, we occasionally discuss our namesake and Okinawan background, (most recently with a guest post from Hoshi highlighting a recipe for Haupia Beni Imo Pie… 880 more words