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AKA, five Japanese guys walk into a train car…

The term “nisei,” by the way, refers to second-generation Japanese born outside of Japan. We’re just on a roll with these foreign titles! 292 more words

Heroes Long Forgotten

Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos, 3 military men with deep ties to Sacramento, helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train in France last week, and inspired millions around the world. 799 more words


You Are Not Like Me Franklin Graham

A repugnant observation is that financial profit exists in propagating hatred and promulgating fear. A sad reflection is that one can be given honor not by fighting the true evil which does exist or even windmills from which a fantasy is born but of empty air from which the horrors and quest for glory truly derive from nothing. 458 more words

Thoughts On Life And Society

Angel Island

The story of Angel Island as a center for processing US immigrants did not end with the Administration Building burning down in 1940.  Almost 700 Japanese immigrants were sent from Hawaii 7-8 December 1941 and over 98 from the mainland; another 105 were sent to Sharp Park, near Pacifica.   576 more words


Toyo's Camera (Junichi Suzuki, 2009, 98 mins)

Born in Japan in 1895, Toyo Miyatake came to the U.S. in 1909.  As an adult, he set up a photo studio in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles, and in the 1930s became famous for photographing Michio Ito’s dance troupe. 1,625 more words


Nisei nurses in the 1940s

Thankfully, more and more veterans and families are writing books and recording the stories of WWII experiences. I have included several in past entries, and will continue to research and collect books by or about the nurses of the 1940s. 258 more words


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