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The Firebombing of Tokyo – Part 1

Some weeks ago, I found this blog courtesy of Pacific Paratrooper.  This American’s family history involves relatives who served on both sides of the Pacific campaign in WW II. 1,265 more words

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Military Myths & Legends: "Go For Broke"

By LtCol Mike Christy – Together We Served Dispatches

Immediately after Japan’s December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and other American bases in the Pacific, the United States declared war on Japan. 1,704 more words

Breaking loose vs. maintaining subordination

Philip Kan Gotanda’s play “The Wash” was first staged in San Francisco’s Eureka Theatre in 1987. It is the most straightforward (straight ahead rather than jumping into flashbacks or dreaminess) and least specifically Japanese-American of the work by Gotanda with which I’m familiar. 393 more words

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TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: Humbug vs Nisei / Triangle vs Revelations / Squeeze vs The Walk

The X-Cast blog team are going to share their daily predictions about the Episode Tournament fixtures coming up, talking about who they think will win (not crucially who *should* win – that’s up to you!). 351 more words

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Before the 442nd, there were Varsity Victory Volunteers


After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, many wanted to help, but not all were welcomed.

Akira Otani was 20 years old and preparing for the reopening of his family’s fish market when he looked toward Pearl Harbor in disbelief. 325 more words

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Honoring a Japanese American WWII Veteran on Veterans Day

Courtesy of International Historical Research Associates-

YouTube video, posted by Heather Wokusch, a 2012 interview with Kazuo “Fred” Yamaguchi, who served in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service. 198 more words

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