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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 / 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 / Santa Monica Main Library to host an event for recalling Japanese American’s swing dance at wartime incarceration camps, May 19

Swing dance at a wartime incerceration camp

Barbed Wire to Boogie Woogie: Swing in the Japanese American Internment Camps Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2:00PM Santa Monica Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium & North Courtyard During World War II, more than 110,000 Japanese American were incarcerated at makeshift facilities at 10...
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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 / Musical “Allegiance” starts at Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo, Feb. 21

Musical Allegiance February 21 – April 1, 2018 Starring George Takei Aratani Theatre 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 For Tickets Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in the new musical Allegiance,...
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2018 / Japanese American National Museum to present Oshogatsu Family Festival, Jan 7

JANM Oshogatsu Family Festival

In celebrating the Year of the Dog, the Japanese American National Museum presents the 2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival on Sunday, January 7, 11am – 5pm. http://www.janm.org/events/2018/oshogatsufest/ Foster/Adopt a Dog, 11am – 2pm Come meet dogs that need a permanent home and learn about a fostering program. Presented in partnership with Dogs Without Borders. Lucky...
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2018 / Cultural center to present 2018 KOTOHAJIME stage with Okinawan dance and Biwa (lute) music, Jan. 7

KOTOHAJIME Hatsu-zora (First sky) Sunday, January 7, 2018 1 pm. Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo Every January, Little Tokyo becomes the center for celebrating the Japanese New Year in Southern California, with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center heading up the festivities with programs that invigorate the spirit and imagination. For its 35th...
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2018 / Little Tokyo hosts 20th annual New Year’s celebration events

Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California presented the 20th annual Oshogatasu (New Year Celebration) in Little Tokyo on Jan. 01, 2018 from 11am to 4pm at the Weller Court, the Japanese Village Plaza, and the Frances Hashimoto Plaza. Thousands of visitors gathered at Little Tokyo of Los Angeles and enjoyed Japanese foods...
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2018 / New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo: Japanese song “Tokyo Ondo” performed by Matsutoyo Kai

Tokyo Ondo

On Jan. 01, 2018, Japanese song “Tokyo Ondo” (Tokyo Song) was performed by the Matsutoyo Kai with lead vocal Toshie Fujita at the Weller Court stage of New Year Celebration in Little Tokyo events sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. ロサンゼルスの民謡団体「松豊会」による「お正月イン・リトル東京」の舞台。「東京音頭」の歌い手はふじた・としえ。(Cultural News Video)
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