Community News

Tadaima Returns for a One-Week Virtual Pilgrimage Oct. 11-18

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By Rob Buscher, Contributor The organizing team behind Tadaima Virtual Pilgrimage is pleased to announce the return of its signature…

George and Sakaye Aratani ‘Community Advancement Research Endowment’ Award Applications Now Open

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UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center is pleased to announce that the 2022-23 Aratani CARE Award applications are now being accepted…

Utah Farming Community Commemorates Its 80th Anniversary

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Family and friends of the self-evacuation colony of Keetley, Utah, gathered recently for an 80th anniversary reunion. The Keetley Farm…

JANM Hosts Meet and Greet With New Densho Executive Director

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The town hall-style event welcomes Naomi Ostwald-Kawamura while sending well wishes to retiring founder Tom Ikeda. By Ashley Bucher, JACL…

AADAP Pauses to Reflect as Mission Continues

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Drug counseling nonprofit marks its 50th year as drugs still kill teens. By P.C. Staff Past and present collided in…

Arts & Entertainment News

Paul Goodman’s Reel Life Triumph

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This family photo that appears in the background in “No No Girl” was, according to director Paul Goodman, a “proud…

‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’ Returns to PBS

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The much-honored documentary still packs a wallop. By P.C. Staff Within a year of the June 23, 1983, death of…

Usagi Yojimbo Newly Reimagined

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“Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai has hopped from the printed page to Netflix with the streaming series “Samurai Rabbit: The…

‘Free Chol Soo Lee’ Reframes an Infamous Injustice

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Chol Soo Lee, center, is the subject of “Free Chol Soo Lee,” a documentary directed by Julie Ha and Eugene…

National News

Oda Revives President’s Advisory Council

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JACL National President Larry Oda (second from left) led the National Board in its first in-person meeting at the organization's…

Japan Eager to Welcome Tourists From Abroad Amid Cheap Yen

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TOKYO (AP) — It’s hard to tell from his serious demeanor, but Akky International Corp. Chief Executive Hideyuki Abe can…

Japanese Americans Revisit Redress to Reparations Task Force

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Pictured (from left) are Dr. Amos C. Brown, Reparations Task Force vice chair; speaker Miya Iwataki; Reparations Task Force member…

Densho Announces New Executive Director

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Naomi Ostwald-Kawamura will take over the reins from Tom Ikeda, founding executive director. SEATTLE — Longtime educator, scholar and nonprofit…

Biden Awards Medal of Honor to Four for Vietnam War Heroism

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Spc. Dennis M. Fujii and the late-SSgt. Edward N. Kaneshiro, both of Hawaii, are recognized during the July 5 White…

Fellows Corner: Don’t Miss These Program Highlights at JACL’s National Convention!

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By Bridget Keaveney, JACL Norman Mineta Policy Fellow Greetings! My name is Bridget Keaveney (she/her), and I serve as the…