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Vandals Hit S.F.’s J-town, L.A.’s Little Tokyo

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This photo shows the extent of the damage to one of the cherry trees planted in San Francisco’s Japantown. (Photo:…

A Garden for All Generations

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Individuals recognized by the Orange County Board of Supervisors for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Orange County Japanese Garden…

Save Japantown!

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The “Picnic at the Plaza” program has helped generate nearly 70 percent of Japantown restaurant revenue since its start in…

Sharing History Abroad

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The Japanese American incarceration experience reaches Josai International University in Japan. By Ray Locker, Contributor Being a Japanese American often…

The Story of the 442nd Patch

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The symbol of the decorated Army unit was designed by Mitchie M. Miyamoto. By Mas Hashimoto, Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL The…

Entertainment News

New Book Revisits Bygone Sansei Dance Music Scene

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Somethin’ Else: Vocalist Royce Jones, bassist Bob Flores, guitarist David Jingu, drummer Nick Urrutia and keyboardist Harry Manaka. (Photo: Courtesy…

‘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…

National News

December Deaths of Ochi, Imura Leave 2020 on Down Note

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Lives Remembered for Achievements, Lasting Legacies By P.C. Staff 2020 was a year that saw several barrier-breaking Nikkei women die…

JACL to Biden: Why No Asian American Cabinet Appointees?

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On Thursday, President-elect Biden announced his final Cabinet appointments, including key senior appointments to the Department of Justice. We celebrate…

JACL Statement on Capitol Insurrection

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Today we have seen the culmination of months of seditious rhetoric from the president and his supporters. For too long…

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Announces Mineta Simpson Institute

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The new center will be built in honor of the two lifelong friends to memorialize their years of dedicated political…

USPS Announces Go for Broke Stamp for 2021

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Stamp Our Story led a years-long grassroots effort to honor the Nisei soldiers who fought during WWII. Recognizing the heroic…

The NY/SC: Overcoming Adversities, Embracing the Future

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JACL’s National Youth/Student Council consists of students and young professional leaders representing their peers on the district and national levels…