Community News

Murakawa Eyes Seat on El Camino College Board of Trustees

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By P.C. Staff Trisha Murakawa Armed with a slew of high-profile endorsements and more free time now that her daughter…

NY/SC Announces Digital Storytelling Contest Winners

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Cousins Kristin Sato and Jessica Bukowski and Sam Hamashima are recognized for their award-winning entries. By Sheera Tamura and Mieko…

Hernandez Going to Jail for 45 Days for 2019 Assault

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No charges for racist threats in two June 2020 incidents at Torrance, Calif., park. Screen capture of Hernandez The woman…

JACL Puyallup Valley Chapter Awards Ryan Ling

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Puyallup Valley JACL has awarded Ryan Ling a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and community service, the chapter said…

P.C. Staffer Honored by L.A. Press Club

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The Los Angeles Press Club has awarded the Pacific Citizen a pair of awards at its 62nd SoCal Journalism Awards.…

Entertainment News

‘Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage’

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The online film festival sheds light on the diversity of Japanese American cinema. By Rob Buscher, Contributor In the midst…

Inouye’s Medal of Honor Story Gets Graphic Retelling

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The graphic novel on the life of Sen. Daniel Inouye is part of the AUSA’s Medal of Honor series. The…

EWP’s Show Goes on to Honor Three With Visionary Awards

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The delayed gala becomes a virtual affair due to novel coronavirus. By P.C. Staff In the ongoing battle between the…

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Lists Streaming Picks by Asian American Filmmakers

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Jon M. Chu and FandangoNOW team up for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. By P.C. Staff The surprising commercial and…

National News

Rep. Takano Wins Democracy Award for Exemplary Public Service

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The Congressional Management Foundation recognizes the lawmaker for outstanding achievement in innovation and modernization. WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)…

What Does It Mean to Be an American?

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A new curriculum with lesson plans from the Mineta Legacy Project and SPICE features powerful imagery, engaging videos and diverse…

Hawaii Pushes Forward With Tourism Despite Safety Concerns

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HONOLULU (AP) — Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months…

JACL Supports the Neighbors Not Enemies Act

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This week, a companion bill to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s House Resolution 5734 was introduced to the Senate by Sen. Mazie…

Judge Vincent Okamoto Dies at Age 76

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Vincent Okamoto, far left, died at age 76. The photo above was taken at his home in 2017. From left…

JACL Disgusted by Reports of Medical Abuse of Women in ICE Custody

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Last week, Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia came forward with whistleblower allegations…