Community News

IDC Elects New Officers for 2020-21

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The Intermountain District Council of the JACL elected its new officers to serve for 2020-21 on Nov. 2 in Pocatello,…

Proposal to Rename S.F. Street to ‘Jeff Adachi Way’ is Approved by Land Use and Transportation Committee

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Land Use and Transportation Committee unanimously approved a resolution to change a section of Gilbert Street…

Sen. Kennedy’s Attempt to Draw Parallels to Japanese American Incarceration Is Outlandish

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By JACL National The following statement was released by JACL National on Nov. 19 in response to comments made by…

NCWNP District Council Installs New Board

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The JACL NCWNP District Council recently held its quarterly meeting on Nov. 3, hosted by the Lodi JACL. Eighteen chapters…

Floyd Mori Honored at OCA Utah Awards Event

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Floyd Mori, a past national president and former national executive director of the JACL, was honored at OCA Asian Pacific…

Entertainment News

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…

Shane Sato Returns With Vol. II of 
‘Go for Broke Spirit’

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Wat Misaka was among those whose photo appears in Vol. II of “The Go for Broke Spirit” containing portraits by…

Novelist Andrew Lam, M.D., Puts Focus on 442 RCT

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Dr. Andrew Lam with Dr. Susumu Ito, a professor at Harvard Medical School who also served in the 522nd Field…

National News

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…

NVN Announces Student Video Contest: ‘The Impact of a Nisei Soldier’

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Preservation and education are important goals of the National Veterans Network. The NVN is holding a national video contest for…

JAVA to Sponsor Day of Affirmation for Nisei Soldiers

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July 15 will forever commemorate the legacy created by Japanese American who served in the U.S. military World War II.…

Where Have You Gone Kurt Suzuki? Should Our Nation Turn Its Lonely Eyes to You?

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David Inoue Parenting in these times can be challenging. This fall has been a roller coaster ride as my 7-year-old-son…

We Are Not Alone: NY/SC @ COPANI 2019

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COPANI 2019 attendees gathered in front of San Francisco’s famous Palace of Fine Arts for a group photo. (Photo: Facebook)…

Rep. Jared Huffman Introduces Bill to Rename California Courthouse in Honor of Judge Louis Goodman, Supporter of Japanese Americans in WWII

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jared Huffman of California’s 2nd District, introduced a bill Oct. 21 to rename federal courthouse in…