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California Schools to Teach Students Connections between Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Current Threats

posted by Randall
Incarceration camp family by Dorothea Lange

DOROTHEA LANGE
This photo is part of the exhibit that will be on display to mark the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. By Dorothea Lange

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

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What Fil Am Vets Need to Do to Get their Congressional Gold Medal

posted by Randall

Filipino American VetsAfter decades of being ignored, Filipino American vets will formally receive the recognition that has been long overdue for more than 70 years.

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

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Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American WWI Veteran Gets Headstone 75 Years Later

Japanese American WWI Veteran Gets Headstone 75 Years Later

posted by Randall
World War I

U.S. soldiers March in WWI

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

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Jun 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

posted by Olivia Wolf
Tule Lake Jail

Tule Lake

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

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Filipino American to Receive Congressional Gold Medal. Push for Chinese American Veteran Launched

posted by Randall

Filipino WWII Veterans

File photo of Filipino American veterans

A Filipino American veteran this weekend will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.
 

KING-TV reports Julian Nichols will be honored for his role in helping to free 500 American prisoners from the Cabanatuan prison camp in the Philippines in 1945.
 
Nichols … Read more

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Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

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

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Jamie Ford to Turn Bestseller into Movie

posted by Brittney Le

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHalf-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

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Apr 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

posted by Randall
Bataan Death March

This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road. Philippines, May 1942

Despite rainy skies, dozens took part in a military wreath laying ceremony in San Francisco’s Presidio to … Read more

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Feb 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Half-Chinese Author Calls Out Highland Park Students for “Trolling”

Half-Chinese Author Calls Out Highland Park Students for “Trolling”

posted by Brittney Le
Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford

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

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Jan 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Google Honors Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu with a Doodle

Google Honors Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu with a Doodle

posted by Louis Chan

Fred Korematsu Google Doodle

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

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