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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

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