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2014 / Gardena center to offer bus for joining Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 26

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The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) is offering a chartered bus for individuals to join the 45th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  This is the second year in a row that the GVJCI is able to offer this opportunity to join in the commemoration of the forced incarceration of persons...
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2014 / Manzanar’s Japanese garden restoration project recognized nationally

Manzanar Japanese Garden in 1943

The Society for History in the Federal Government has presented the 2014 John Wesley Powell Prize for Outstanding Historic Preservation to Manzanar National Historic Site for the restoration of the mess hall garden in Block 12. The award stated that the Manzanar restoration project, which entailed uncovering and restoring the Japanese garden’s pond, stream,...
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2014 / Youth group at San Fernando Valley to host bus trip to Manzanar, April 26

From www.teammirai.com Join Team Mirai as we host a very special trip to the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on SATURDAY, APRIL 26th. We will have a Chartered bus which will depart at 7:00am sharp. Hosted and paid for by Team Mirai , SFVJACC and WELLS FARGO. If you are a high school student or...
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2014 / War Time Experience: Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker

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Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker Reaches $100,000 Goal with Fundraiser at HamaSushi in Venice By Phyllis Hayashibara, member of the VJAMM Committee The Venice Japanese America Memorial Marker reached its goal of raising $100,000 to build and install a permanent monument on the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards, after the Wednesday, April...
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2014 / Documentary on Japanese culture at war time internment to be screened, April 5

From Shirley Muramoto info@jcalegacy.com Next Saturday, April 5, will be the first work-in-progress screening of “Hidden Legacy” at 4 pm at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. It is free with admission, so please come and join us. About 12 of the people we interviewed in the film will also be there,...
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2013 / Japanese American Documentary Film Festival 2013, Dec 15

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    The Japan America Media Association presents Japanese American Documentary Film Festival on Sunday, Dec. 15 at David Henry Hwang Theater located at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The festival features Junichi Suzui’s four documentary films: Toyo’s Camera at 10:15 am; 442 at 12:40 pm; MIS at 3:05; Japanese...
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2013 / Japanese American youth’s song show in tribute to Nisei, Oct. 13

Nisei Serenade 2013 Oct 13

   “Nisei Serenade,” the nostalgic musical show featuring Japanese American youth singing songs of the 1940’s in tribute to the Nisei generation, is returning to Southern California on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at the Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC). Presented by the Grateful Crane Ensemble and OCBC’s Project Kokoro, “Nisei Serenade” premiered...
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2013 / Japanese American history program at Rancho Dominguez, Sept 14

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A special program on “Japanese Argonauts on the Dominguez Rancho,” will be held on September 14, from 1 – 3 pm at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 South Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220. www.dominguezrancho.org This program is co-sponsored by the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute and the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. And...
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2013 / Manzanar National Historic Site to host author lectures and oral history video screening for Summer 2013

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This summer, Manzanar will host two authors and series of oral history video screenings. All programs are free and open to the public. With the exception of the guided walk on the morning of July 27, all programs will take place in the Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center, located at 5001 Hwy. 395,...
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