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‘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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Masaru Hashimoto of Watsonville, Calif., has died. He was 86. Mas Hashimoto Known to all as “Mas” — or “Mousie”…

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…

Entertainment News

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…

History to Air ‘Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII’

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GFBNEC Touts Docu on Japanese American soldiers LOS ANGELES — The Go for Broke National Education Center has announced that…

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…

National News

Abe’s complicated legacy looms large for current Japan PM

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Shinzo Abe served twice as Japan’s prime minister. He was assassinated during a public event in Nara, Japan, on Friday,…

JACL Issues Statement Rebuking SCOTUS on Overturning Roe v. Wade

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The Supreme Court on Friday, June 24, voted 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, a five-decade-old historic court precedent that…

JACL Remembers Vincent Chin 40 Years Later

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Sunday, June 19, marks 40 years since Vincent Chin was brutally beaten in Detroit at his bachelor party by two…

Vandalism Hits Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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Above: An exterior sliding panel lies askew after being knocked down in an act of vandalism that took place at…

JACL Applauds the Signing of H.R. 3525

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A Bill for a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture President Joe Biden signed into law HR…

San Jose Welcomes Norman Mineta Home for Last Time

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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Troop 201 (Wesley United Methodist Church) and Troop 611 (San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin)…