Japanese American Community

2018 / Japanese American community celebration for recipients of Japan’s medal in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, June 10

Forwarded for Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Foundation Please join us as we honor four individuals who have received the Kunsho from the Japanese government: Kitty Sankey (Fall 2017) Thelma Press (Fall 2017) Ellis S. Krauss (Spring 2018) Ernest Doizaki (Spring 2018) Our 2018 Jokun Recognition Community Luncheon will be held on Sunday, June...
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2018 / Los Angeles Memorial Day services for Japanese American veterans of all wars, May 26, 28

Los Angeles Memorial Day services for Japanese American veterans of all wars will be held as following: Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 am. Japanese American Cultural and Community Center at All Wars Memorial Monument. 244 South San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo. Monday, May 28 at Evergreen Cemetery, 204 North Evergreen Ave in Boyle...
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2018 / Santa Barbara Historical Museum: “Only The Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station” Feb 01 – May 27

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Only The Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station February 1 – May 27, 2018 Closed Monday and Holidays Santa Barbara Historical Museum 136 East De la Guerra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. www.sbhistorical.org Only The Okas Remain exhibition tells the true stories of those targeted as dangerous enemy...
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2018 / National organization for Japanese American WWII soldiers to support elementary school curriculum that preserves legacy of Nisei soldiers

National Veterans Network and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center to develop elementary school curriculum that teaches social justice and equal rights through the Nisei Soldier experience WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Veterans Network announced on April 25, 2018, that the network has been awarded a $107,708 grant from the Department of Interior National Park...
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2018 / “Tuna Canyon Detention Station” street sign installed as Los Angeles Cultural Heritage marker in Tujuanga Canyon, April 12

Forwarded for The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition Former Los Angeles Department of Transportation official, and current city traffic engineer and transportation consultant, James Okazaki, and his team came through with the Cultural Heritage no. 1039 street sign. It was authored by Dr. Russell Endo for the Tuna Detention Station that originally opened on...
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2018 / Albuquerque Journal reports Korean War veteran Hiroshi Miyamura: Journey from ‘enemy alien’ to American hero

by Kent Walz, Albuquerque Journal Senior Editor Published on Saturday, March 3, 2018 https://www.abqjournal.com/1141037/journey-from-enemy-alien-to-american-hero.html
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Nisei Week: Chronicle Photos by Nobuyuki Okada at Koban, ongoing

Nisei Week Photo Exhibit by Nobuyuki Okada at Koban

Nobuyuki Takeda’s Photo Exhibition of 77th Annual Nisei Week & the Past Decade Nisei Week Japanese Festival Featuring: 2017 Nisei Week Opening Ceremony, Queen Coronation, Grand Parade, Baby Show, former Queens & Courts, and more Free Admission Place: Little Tokyo Koban & Vistor’s Center, 307East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 613-1911 Date:...
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2107 / Karate: Okinawa Prefecture to send Karate masters to Los Angeles for exchange demonstration, Nov. 21

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Karate Performance Exchange in Advance of the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament Sponsored by the Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Society for the Advancement of the Traditional Okinawa Karate Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:00 PM Centenary United Methodist Church 300 South Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Hosted by Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu of Little Tokyo...
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2017 / Play: “Little Women” by Velina Hasu Houston / Chromolume Theater, Oct. 27 – Nov. 20

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Playwrights’ Arena presents the world premiere of LITTLE WOMEN by Velina Hasu Houston directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera Inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s novel, it is 1949, Josephine Mayeda and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth are emerging in the midst of the history of Japanese Americans who found a place...
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