Nikkei Calendar: No No Boy to add show, Apr 11: Japanese Hospital Discussion, Apr 11

“No-No Boy” to add additional show, April 11, at 7:00PM

No No Boy

No No Boy

Timescape Arts Group presents No-No Boy, Ken Narasaki’s stage adaptation of John Okada’s ground breaking novel.

Set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, the play follows draft resister Ichiro Yamada after he is released from prison and struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his choices, while the rest of the community tries to get back on its feet after a war that has uprooted them all.

Opens Saturday, March 27 at 8pm and runs Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm through April 18, 2010, additional show on Sunday April 11th at 7pm, at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Tickets: $25 regular, available online at or call 1 (800) 838-3006.

Japanese Hospital discussion at Japanese American National Museum, Apr 11

Japanese HospitalPhoto taken at the opening of Japanese Hospital in January 1929. Included are the five Issei doctors who started the hospital and J. Marion Wright, the attorney who represented them in the U.S. Supreme Court trial.

Gift of the Obi Family, Japanese American National Museum (98.144.3)

The story of the Japanese community’s fight for better medical care in the 1920s will be recounted in the public program, “Japanese Hospital: Caring for the Pre-War Nikkei Community” on Sunday, April 11 at 2 PM at the Japanese American National Museum.

The program is organized by Little Tokyo Historical Society and Discover Nikkei.

The program is free with the museum admission and open to the public. Reservations are recommended to or (213) 625-0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

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