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30 Years of Lakeview: Chicago's Japanese American Community 1960s-1990s

by ERIK MATSUNAGA

During and immediately following World War II, Americans of Japanese ancestry flooded Chicago for work and school as they were either released from incarceration at one of ten U.S. 4,830 more words

Nisei

Op-ed: The Future Started Yesterday

An op-ed commentary describing the challenges for Japanese American non-profit organizations in Chicago, and the need to develop succession planning strategies for the future.

Op-ed by BOB KUMAKI… 969 more words

Chicago

Jan. 14: Japanese Americans and Trans-Pacific Christianities

For this class, we are going to read four short stories from Aiiieeeee!:

  • John Okada, No-No Boy (selections)
  • Momoka Ura, The Gold Watch (Act I)
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Honoring those that serve us

Tournament of Roses 2015

Alhambra, California honored the Japanese-Americans in WWII with their “Go For Broke” display:

Please click on photos to enlarge!

Honoring Louis Zamperini… 163 more words

Family History

Nisei Fishing Company Apparel & Craft Shows

About a year ago I was asked to join an annual Asian-American craft show in the area called Koi Krafters. I don’t consider myself a “crafter” but I was intrigued at the idea. 1,151 more words

Art & Design

Japanese Internment during WWII Part I: Bill Nishimura

A couple of year ago my wife and I attended a two-day symposium in Santa Fe about the history of Japanese Internment in the United States during WWII. 1,962 more words

History

Update #4 - November 13, 2014

I’ve been promising you a slideshow of Michio Takahashi’s pictures from the 1950s, and they’re finally ready! Go to the “Special Photo Collections Tab… 126 more words

Lake Sequoia Retreat