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Decoration Day

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war … but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. 1,848 more words

Memorial Day

PCC Graduation, 68 Years Late

Originally printed in Rafu Shimpo, 13 February 2010

PCC Graduation, 68 Years Late


When Dorothy Fukutaki Potter was handed the roster of students who attended Pasadena Junior College (now Pasadena City College) in 1942, the first name she looked for — and found — was that of her father, Edgar Fukutaki. 901 more words


Update #8 - May 2015

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Mas Nitta: Mas, currently 85, recalls his days at the very first Lake Sequoia in 1946… 243 more words

Lake Sequoia Retreat

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

Special Note: The following story of Lakeview’s historic Japantown was featured in a discussion with Erik Matsunaga and Fred Sasaki on 91.5 FM, WBEZ – Chicago Public Radio’s Afternoon Shift, hosted by Niala Boodhoo, on April 27, 2015: 4,855 more words


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


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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