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Chinameshi dinner event for fundraising of Little Tokyo Historical Society, Oct. 28 at 5PM

Forwarded for the Little Tokyo Historical Society Chinameshi Fun(d) Raiser Dinner Sunday, October 28, 2018 5:00PM – 7:00PM Chinese Garden Restaurant 856 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello LTHS’ first ever fun(d)raiser dinner! A nostalgic evening of “Chinameshi” Cantonese-style dishes (including hom yu!), fun entertainment, and remembrances of the chop suey houses around the Southland. $60...
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Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, art, and cuisine, “Wakamatsu Fest 150” set for June 6-9, 2019

Save the Date! 4 days – June 6th through 9th – 2019 Wakamatsu Fest 150 Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, art, and cuisine Wakamatsu Farm Historic site of the 1st Japanese colony in USA 941 Cold Spring Road, Placerville, CA 95667 Featuring food, agriculture, performing and studio arts, music, dance, history, and merchandise...
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2018 / Discover Nikkei web-based project seeks submissions that explore Japanese descendants’ roots for new journal series

Los Angeles—Discover Nikkei, a web-based project of the Japanese American National Museum, has launched the seventh edition of its Nikkei Chronicles, an annual theme-driven online journal with an open call for writings. This year’s theme is Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage. Nikkei (emigrants of Japanese descent) can be found all over the world,...
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2018 / Education center on valor of Japanese American veterans presenting museum-class Japanese sword exhibit, July 24 – Aug. 26

Go For Broke National Education Center in Los Angeles presents special sword exhibition “Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Military Intelligence Service” from July 24 – August 26, 2018. “Nikkei Samurai” sword exhibition is held within the permanent exhibition “Defining Courage” located in the historic Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist temple on the west side of...
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2018 / Ogden, Utah: basketball court at city park to be named in honor of Wataru Misaka (b.1923), first non-Caucasian player in NBA

Source: Ogden City Civic Alerts, August 3, 2018 On August 14, 2018, Ogden City in Utah will name the basketball court at Liberty Park in the honor of Ogden native Wataru “Wat” Misaka, local basketball standout and the first non-Caucasian player in the National Basketball Association, known then as the Basketball Association of America....
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2018 / Nikkei Games, “Games for the Generations” set for Aug. 4 at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach

24th Nikkei Games “Games for the Generation” Track and Field Invitational August 4, 2018, Check-in time from 8:00 am to 8:45 am Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach 17071 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, 92647 Applications for the Aug. 24 Nikkei Games are now on-line at www.nikkeigames.org This Invitational Track and Field meet is...
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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 / 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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