Community News

S.F. J-town: Buchanan Plan Deadline Gets Delayed

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City’s homeless department wants to turn the hotel into a permanent homeless facility. By P.C. Staff With the clock ticking…

Heart Mountain Honors Two Stalwarts at Recent Pilgrimage

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Sam Mihara and Peter Simpson are acknowledged for their longtime advocacy efforts at the intimate in-person gathering. By Ray Locker,…

Man Pleads Guilty to Restaurant Fire During 2020’s Civil Unrest

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The San Fernando Valley man answers to the federal charge against him regarding vandalism to Sake House by Hikari. LOS…

The Hon. Regina M. Rodriguez Assumes Seat on U.S. District Court for Colorado

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Among those in attendance at the investiture ceremony of Judge Regina M. Rodriguez (second from right) were (from left) Marla…

Janice Mirikitani, Poet, San Francisco Church Leader, Dies

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city’s…

Entertainment News

Bad Guys No More

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Once relegated to playing villains, nerds and martial artists, Asian American actors today are breaking that age-old stereotype, proving that…

Tadaima! Virtual Pilgrimage Returns

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”Picture Bride,” from 1994, stars Yuki Kudo and Tamlyn Tomita and was directed by the late Kayo Hatta. By Rob…

A Cartoonist, a Bird and a Passion Project

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Cartoonist and animator Willie Ito and his relentless drive to bring a bird named Maggie from page to screen. At…

Twin Cities JACL Collaborates on a PBS Documentary Honoring the MIS

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The original program was created by the Twin Cities PBS as part of its ‘Minnesota Experience’ series. By JACL Twin…

National News

JACL on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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By JACL National WASHINGTON — Sept. 11 marks 20 years since the attacks that brought about a new time in…

JACL Statement on Afghan Refugee Crisis

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By JACL National The scenes that have come out of Afghanistan in the last few days are all too familiar…

Young Professionals Caucus Hosts Debut Programming at JACL Convention

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Participants share their thoughts and reflections after hosting inaugural convention conversations. By Young Professionals Caucus At this year’s virtual JACL…

House Passes Amache National Historic Site Bill

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Amache Entrance (Photo: Athena Mari Asklipiadis) The bill, which has strong bipartisan support, now heads to the Senate in its…

Olympic Volunteers Strive to Tell Their Earthquake Stories

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RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsuhi Muramatsu’s handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome…

JACL Lauds Appointment of Ramachandran as CAPAC Executive Director

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The Japanese American Citizens League congratulated Nisha Ramachandran on her appointment as executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American…