Community News

JACL’s First Woman National President Dies

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Lillian Kimura, 91, also served the YWCA at the national level. By P.C. Staff Lillian Chiyeko Kimura, who served as…

Helen Kawagoe, Two-Time JACL National President, Dies at 92

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Kawagoe also left a legacy with the City of Carson in California. By P.C. Staff Helen S. Kawagoe, whose years…

National JACL Nonfreshman Scholarship Deadline Extended

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SAN FRANCISCO — JACL recognizes that COVID-19 has disrupted our everyday lives, and the impact has also been felt by students. Colleges…

Tule Lake Pilgrimage Canceled

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Originally scheduled for July 3-6, the decision is motivated by the health and safety of its pilgrims. The Tule Lake…

Longtime Patriarch of Arizona’s JA Community Receives Dedication

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Members of the JACL-AZ Chapter, the Gila River Indian Community and Ira H. Hayes Post 84 gather to dedicate a…

Entertainment News

PBS’ ‘Asian Americans’ Is a Binge-Worthy Gift in Trying Times

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The five-hourlong docuseries looks back while mapping hope for the future. By P.C. Staff Recent news reports of Asians in…

George Takei’s Life, Career Move at Warp Speed

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In his ninth decade, the JA, gay rights and 
‘Star Trek’ icon can’t, won’t slow down. By George Toshio Johnston,…

Japanese American Showbiz Execs Talk Stories

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From left are Irene Hirano, president of the U.S.-Japan Council; Adele Yoshioka, executive vp of international distribution for Millennium Media…

Sakai, Kiyomura and Sato Tell a ‘442’ Tale Via Graphic Novel

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“442” is an 80-page graphic novel that “follows young Japanese American soldiers as they suffer prejudice, internment and terrible casualties…

National News

Our Outrage for George Floyd’s Murder is Not Enough

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It has been one week since George Floyd was lynched by four Minneapolis police officers. The death of George Floyd…

Virtual Nisei Vets Memorial Service Set for May 25

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In spite of recent efforts to gradually ease restrictions on public gatherings and to reopen certain businesses that resulted from…

JACLer: Linking JA WWII Experience to C-19 Law Package ‘Obscene’

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Ariz. State Rep. Kern Ties Safer-at-Home Order to Korematsu Case By P.C. Staff When a stand-alone bill in Arizona meant…

JACL’s Inoue Urges Judge to Free Detained Families

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In a statement streamed via Facebook Live, JACL Executive Director David Inoue today called on Judge James Boasberg to release…

JACL Endorses AAPI Anti-Bullying/Anti-Hate Day

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On this May 18th, as we celebrate what would be Vincent Chin’s 65th birthday, the world looks very different from…

JACL Extends Legacy Fund Grants Program Application Deadline

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Legacy Fund Grants Committee Co-Chairs Roberta Barton and Toshi Abe announced recently that the application deadline for the Legacy Fund…