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2019 Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest accepting submissions

The Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks fictional short stories for its sixth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest in the categories of English language, Japanese language and youth (18 and younger). The deadline is January 31, 2019. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story...
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Japanese American National Museum – “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” Photo exhibition depicts triumph over adversity, ongoing

View: Nov. 17, 2018 – April 28, 2019 Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, going on view at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, presents large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea...
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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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Protected: 2018 / November Events at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute

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Protected: 2018 / Wartime Experience: Manzanar Visitor Center exhibits to close for lighting upgrade, Nov. 5

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2018 / Chinameshi dinner event for fundraising of Little Tokyo Historical Society, Oct. 28

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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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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