California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would draw connections for students and the public between today’s political climate and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.… Read more
The Congressional Gold Medal will be presented to these veterans for their service during World War II on October 25.
The medal which is said to have a monetary value of $29,000 … Read more
We’ve heard a lot of late of the contributions of Japanese Americans who fought for the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligent Service.
But did you know there were Japanese Americans who not only fought for the United States in World War I, but were … Read more
In 1943, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was sent to a Japanese incarceration camp in California at the age of 17—right before her graduation from Vashon Island High School, reports K5. On Saturday, 74 years later, the high school finally issued her a diploma.
Matsuda Gruenewald was a high achieving student and a member … Read more
200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.
They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more
Half-Chinese author Jamie Ford has signed on to work with film producers to turn his bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet into a movie, reports KRTV. Ford has even agreed to write the screenplay adaptation himself, something that not many authors choose to do.
The historical fiction novel is a … Read more
Best-selling Chinese American author Jamie Ford took to Facebook and his personal website to report how he was treated at Highland Park High School on Thursday as keynote speaker of the town’s literary festival, reports Dallas News. Ford, who debuted in 2009 with Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
The timing couldn’t be better.
Asian American civil rights icon Fred Korematsu is being honored today with a Google Doodle.
Anyone who goes to Google.com will see a Doodle of Korematsu, on what would have been his 98th birthday.
The Oakland native refused to comply with President Roosevelt’s Executive … Read more