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Sacramento Japantown Mural Unveiled

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Pictured (from left) are Miko Sawamura, Jason Jong, Sharon Ito, Jim Tabuchi, Karen Tsugawa (the mural’s artist), Hach Yasumura, Barbara…

Florin JACL Awards Scholarships

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The chapter recognizes the achievements of three area students. During its annual Ice Cream Social on May 19 at the…

Berkeley JACL Holds Awards Ceremony

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Berkeley JACL celebrated its 2024 award winners on May 5. Pictured are (back row, from left) Jordan Go, Wada Nakahara,…

Ron Wakabayashi to Receive the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award at 55th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

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Attorney Don Tamaki will be the event’s keynote speaker. LOS ANGELES — Ron Wakabayashi, former regional director of the U.S.…

Mananzar Committee Announces Legacy Award Recipient

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Ron Wakabayashi to be recognized as Manzanar Pilgrimage pioneer on April 27.  Ron Wakabayashi, former regional director, Department of Justice…

Arts & Entertainment News

‘One Piece’ Sails Into Action

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Steven Maeda on the challenges of producing a live-action version of a long-running popular manga series. By Gil Asakawa, P.C.…

‘Ten Times Better’ Spotlights Forgotten Star

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George Lee, circa the early 1950s, shows off his athleticism and flexibility for a divertissement called “Tea” that was part…

OK, Boomers — the Sansei Rockers Are Back

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The band, popularly known as Sansei Rockers, rehearses for its upcoming show taking place at Little Tokyo’s Aratani Theater on…

The American Behind Netflix’s Hit ‘House of Ninjas’

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Filmmaker Dave Boyle learned Japanese for his LDS mission. By Gil Asakawa, P.C. Contributor Ninja have always been popular fodder…

National News

No Joke —Coalition Pressures
Offending Comedian

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From left: Richard Kato, Henry Lo, Guy Aoki, Mitchell Matsumura and Cindy Wu address news media during a June 6…

JACL Objects to BLM’s Lava Ridge Wind Farm FEIS

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Claim: Minidoka site’s ‘solemnity’ would be harmed despite halving of project’s size. By P.C. Staff In reaction to the Bureau…

JACL Receives Equity Award From Courts Group

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Pictured (from left) are James Williams, Floyd Mori, Shirley Ann Higuchi and Donovan Foughty with the Equity Award. Williams and…

Simple & Modern JACL Membership Updates

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An explanation of the proposed Membership CBL Amendment in advance of next month’s National Convention By Dominique Mashburn, vp for…

JACL Announces National Board Candidates

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The JACL Nominations Committee announces that the following candidates are seeking election for national office at the organization’s upcoming National…

JACL Applauds New Family Immigration Policies

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(Editor’s note: The following statement was issued by Seia Watanabe, JACL VP public affairs, Matthew Weisbly, JACL Education & Communications…