Community News

‘Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey: From Remembrance to Resistance’

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The Sansei Granddaughters’ Collective. Pictured (from left) are Na Omi Judy Shintani, Reiko Fujii, Ellen Bepp, Shari Arai DeBoer and…

What May Means to Someone Who’s Japanese and Jewish

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By Matthew Weisbly In the United States, we recognize the month of May as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific…

SELANOCO Eleven Plus One

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In anticipation of the upcoming JACL National Convention, one chapter hopes to inspire others in recruiting the next generation of…

Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL’s Mas Hashimoto Dies

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His signature signoff, “Onward!” will always continue to inspire others to take action. By P.C. Staff In a region known…

Wakasa Monument’s Future Still Uncertain

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The Topaz Museum seeks public input to guide the preservation of the Wakasa Monument as the Wakasa Committee asks for…

Arts & Entertainment News

Nikkei Voice: Acknowledging My Inspirations

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Gil Asakawa When my family moved from Japan to the Washington, D.C., area in 1966 when I was 8 years…

‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’ Returns to PBS

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The much-honored documentary still packs a wallop. By P.C. Staff Within a year of the June 23, 1983, death of…

Usagi Yojimbo Newly Reimagined

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“Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai has hopped from the printed page to Netflix with the streaming series “Samurai Rabbit: The…

‘Free Chol Soo Lee’ Reframes an Infamous Injustice

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Chol Soo Lee, center, is the subject of “Free Chol Soo Lee,” a documentary directed by Julie Ha and Eugene…

National News

Biden Awards Medal of Honor to Four for Vietnam War Heroism

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Spc. Dennis M. Fujii and the late-SSgt. Edward N. Kaneshiro, both of Hawaii, are recognized during the July 5 White…

Fellows Corner: Don’t Miss These Program Highlights at JACL’s National Convention!

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By Bridget Keaveney, JACL Norman Mineta Policy Fellow Greetings! My name is Bridget Keaveney (she/her), and I serve as the…

JACL Announces 2022 Japanese American of the Biennium Awardees

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Sam Mihara and Dianne Fukami will be recognized at the organization’s upcoming National Convention next month. By JACL National The…

Japan’s Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated

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NARA, Japan (AP) — Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated July 8 on a street in western Japan by…

JACL Sends Condolences in Response to the Assassination of Former Prime Minister Abe

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By JACL National Like the rest of the world, JACL is shocked and saddened by the assassination of Japan’s former…

JACL Saddened by Recent Attack on Family in Portland

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By JACL National A family was assaulted in Portland, Ore., on July 2 while bicycling in a well-traveled and public…