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The House on S Street

The door was left open, so Lily and Mason walked right in. They made themselves comfortable on the leather chesterfield. In their memories, it had smelled of lavender. 1,056 more words

State capitol photo exhibit highlights sacrifices, legacy of Japanese-American soldiers

A photography exhibit opening at Gov. Kate Brown’s office at the state capitol next Monday looks at the sacrifice and legacy of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in World War II. 35 more words

Office Of The Governor

How Photographers Captured the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII

Photographer Toyo Miyatake was 14 when he arrived in America in 1909, and 46 when he was forcibly moved from his home in Los Angeles to the Manzanar incarceration camp.

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Write to Me by Cynthia Grady

Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady, illustrated by Amiko Hirao (9781580896887)

This nonfiction picture book tells the true story of a librarian who stayed in touch with the children she served even after they were moved forcibly away. 230 more words

Book Reviews

Oregon Business - Recalling Japanese businesses in Ontario

A once thriving Japanese business cluster in Ontario has dwindled as young people leave the rural community on the Oregon-Idaho border.

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Return to Heart Mountain

By Will Kaku

The Heart Mountain concentration camp has always represented a critical turning point for my father’s family. As I had written in previous articles and speeches (links to some of these are below), Heart Mountain was the place where my father and his brothers struggled and debated as to how they were going to answer the infamous Questions 27 and 28. 665 more words

Feature Articles

Barbed Wire Christmas: Holidays and Incarcerated Japanese Americans

by Andrew Dunn

Like many Americans, the Tamura family enjoyed holidays. They looked forward to sitting around a large wooden table together and eating the food their family had happily made for generations. 2,158 more words

December 2017