Borcher wrote a letter from his hospital bed during World War II to the American Legion which had whipped up racial hysteria against Japanese Americans during World War II and strongly supported their forced … Read more
By Shirley N Lew
Last week, the American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 awarded 12 2014 scholarship recipients in New York City’s Chinatown. They each received $500 dollars and a plaque.
All the winners are all children or relatives of their veteran members, an eligibility requirement.
The scholarship winners are:
CNN is reporting that two veteran groups are calling for the resignation of General Eric Shinseki as Secretary of Veteran Affairs.
The demand follows reports of long wait times for care and veterans dying as they wait.
“It’s not something we do lightly. But we do so today because it is our responsibility as advocate … Read more
The California State Grange, an agricultural fraternal organization founded in 1873, has written a formal letter apologizing for the way it treated Japanese Americans, reports Rafu Shimpo.
The group sent a letter to Japanese American Citizens League President David Lin. The Grange was a member of the Asiatic Exclusion League which also included the American … Read more
The condemnation against Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is mounting in the wake of comments he made that the sexual enslavement of women by the Japanese military during World War II was necessary.